(For Your Eyes Only)
A mine in the Ionian Sea accidentally sinks the spy ship St Georges,
the ship was equipped with the ATAC communications device, and
both the British and the Russians are seeking it. Marine archaeologist
Sir Timothy Havelock's daughter Melina (Carole Bouquet) returns
home and sees her parents murdered by Hector Gonzales, a Cuban
hitman. James Bond (Roger Moore) is briefed by the Chief of Staff
that the Havelocks were looking for the ATAC - Bond therefore
travels to Madrid where Gonzales is staying, and witnesses Gonzales
being paid by a ruthless-looking man. A crossbow bolt fired by
Melina kills Gonzales, Bond helps them both escape, and Melina
is set on revenge although Bond tries to dissuade her.
Bond identifies the paymaster as Emile Leopold Locque, a Belgian
enforcer last seen in Cortina, northern Italy. Bond liases with
the local agent, Ferrara, who introduces him to Ari Kristatos
(Julian Glover), his contact among the Greek underworld. Kristatos
tells Bond that Locque works for his rival, Colombo (Topol). Kristatos
is sponsor to Bibi Dahl, a young ice skater, and Bond agrees to
take her to the biathlon. Bond spots Melina, who was lured to
Cortina by a fake telegram from 007, and saves her life before
packing her off back to Corfu. Bond and Bibi watch Erich Kriegler,
an East German champion, perform in the biathlon. Locque's thugs
with the aid of Kriegler try to kill Bond in an extended ski chase,
a further attempt on Bonds life is made when he says goodbye
to Bibi, after which he discovers Ferrara dead clutching a white
dove, Colombo's sign.
Bond travels to Corfu and meets Kristatos, who points out Colombo
to him. To find out more about Bond, Colombo's mistress, Countess
Lisl, makes an unsubtle play for him to which he responds, but
the next morning she is killed by Locque. Men wearing clothing
with a white dove insignia save Bond, he awakes in Colombo's headquarters
where the smuggler persuades him that Kristatos is really the
enemy, and will prove it during a raid on a factory in Albania.
This he does, and at the end Bond kills Locque.
Bond and Melina find the wreck of the St Georges and collect
the ATAC; Kristatoss men in specially equipped diving suits
and a small mini-sub attack them. When they surface, they find
Kristatos waiting. He relieves them of die ATAC, then heads to
St Cyril's where he awaits collection by the Russians. Bond and
Melina are keelhauled but they manage to cut themselves free and
use a spare diving tank luckily left on the sea floor.
The Havelocks' parrot, Max, repeats the phrase 'ATAC to St Cyril's'
to them, and, via Colombo, Bond discovers that this is a monastery
at the top of a supposedly insurmountable mountain. Bond climbs
it, and lets a basket down to allow Colombo, his men and Melina,
to come up. Tension is rising in Kristatos's camp, as he tells
Bibi and her trainer that they are going to Cuba. They therefore
decide to leave, and help Bond and his party deal with Kristatos's
guards. General Gogol arrives to collect the ATAC, but before
he can get it Bond throws it off the mountain. He stops Melina
from killing Kristatos, but Colombo deals with him anyway.