PG | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin, while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.
Producer Harry Saltzman wanted an elephant stampede in the movie, so Bond and Scaramanga could chase each other on elephant back. The rest of the creative team balked at the idea, but Saltzman went to see an elephant trainer. It turns out that elephants need a special shoe on their feet to protect them from rough surfaces when they work. A few months later, while filming in Thailand, producer Albert R. Broccoli got a call saying his elephant shoes were ready. Saltzman had ordered about 2,600 pairs of them. The sequence was not in the movie, but the man who made the shoe had not been paid. As of 1990, Eon Productions still owed him.
Nick Nack! Tabasco!
Nick-nack: Right away, Monsieur Scaramanga.
Scaramanga's island is supposedly in Chinese waters but the map Bond consults shows only islands with (fictitious) Thai names.
THE END of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN James Bond will return in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
CBS/Fox video release is missing John Barry's score in the following scenes:
English, Thai, Cantonese