When a massive underwater craft abducts U.S. and Russian submarines, global tensions are heightened to the brink of war. In order to find the true culprit, James Bond joins forces with beautiful Russian secret agent Anya Amasaova. Together they follow a trail that leads to Karl Stromberg, a powerful shipping magnate who is implementing a horrific scheme for world domination. Bond struggles to foil the plot, but Stromberg has provided him with the most lethal adversary: Jaws, a seemingly indestructible steel-toothed giant. Agent 007’s adventure takes him to the Egyptian pyramids, under the sea and to a mountaintop ski chase that builds to one of the most amazing stunts ever filmed. —IMDb
Lewis Gilbert CBE (born 6 March 1920 in London) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter.
He was the son of music hall performers, and spent his early years travelling with his parents, and watching the shows from the side of the stage. He first performed on-stage at the age of 5, when asked to drive a trick car around the stage. This pleased the audience, so this became the end of his parents’ act. When travelling on trains, his parents frequently hid him in the luggage rack, to avoid paying a fare for him. His father contracted tuberculosis when he was a young man. He died aged 34, when Gilbert was seven. As a child actor in films in the 1920s and 1930s, he was the breadwinner for his family, his mother was a film extra, and he had an erratic formal education. At age 17, Gilbert had a small uncredited role in The Divorce of Lady X (1938) opposite Laurence Olivier.
He began shooting documentary films for the Royal Air Force during the Second… read more
After a dynamite second act to the franchise began in '73 followed by a pretty strong second entry this third Moore 'Bond flick' moved the franchise into a campier arena. Neither the villian or the bond girl this time around are especially memorable. Some excellent stunt work and memorable score and song by Hamlisch but otherwise very slight. Many Bond fans love the cartoonish 'Jaws" but alas i'm not one of them.
The Spy Who Loved Me is everything a Bond film should be: charming, exciting, and massive-scale. Roger Moore gives his best performance as 007, paired with Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) as they attempt to foil the plot of villain Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens). Spy also features the memorable Lotus Esprit submarine and steel-toothed Jaws (Richard Kiel) in a tour de force of epic proportions.