(The Man With The Golden Gun)
A golden bullet arrives in London, with 007's number engraved
on it, the trademark of Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee),
an assassin who charges $1 million per victim. Bond (Roger Moore)
is useless to M on his current assignment, searching for a missing
solar-engineering expert, until this situation is resolved, so
he goes to Beirut, where 002 was apparently shot by Scaramanga
in 1969. With some difficulty, he obtains the bullet, and it's
analysed by Q Branch. The gold/nickel content indicates it's probably
been made by Lazar, a gunsmith based in Macao.
Bond persuades Lazar to tell him how Scaramanga collects his
merchandise, and follows statuesque Miss Anders from a casino
in Macao across to Hong Kong, where he meets with fellow agent
Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland), Further not so gentle persuasion
of Anders gains the information that Scaramanga will be at the
Bottoms Up club. He is - but Bond isn't the target. Gibson, the
solar-engineering expert, is, and Scaramanga's midget henchman,
Nick Nack, relieves the corpse of the solex, the key piece of
the system. Bond is arrested by Lieutenant Hip and taken across
Hong Kong Harbour, where he escapes on to the wreck of the Queen
Elizabeth, which turns out to be a naval intelligence base. There,
M assigns Goodnight to act as liaison between Bond and Hip while
they investigate a new lead: Hai Fat, a wealthy Thai businessman,
who could have afforded Scaramanga's fee.
Gambling that Hai Fat and Scaramanga won't have met, Bond, masquerading
as the assassin, visits Hai Fat, and gets an invitation to dinner.
Unfortunately the two are well acquainted and a trap is laid for
Bond - he wakes in a karate school from which he escapes with
Hip and his two karate kicking nieces' help. Hai Fat decides he
will lie low, but Scaramanga kills Win. Miss Anders reveals that
she sent the bullet to Bond: 007 is the only person Scaramanga
fears. He even has a model of him in his Fun House. She agrees
to get the solex and Bond will then deal with the assassin. They
arrange to meet at a boxing tournament, but when Bond arrives
she's already dead. Scaramanga warns Bond off, but Bond finds
the solex and gets it to Goodnight, who then follows Nick Nack.
Unfortunately, Scaramanga is following her and she is captured.
Bond gives chase, accompanied inadvertently by Sheriff J.W. Pepper,
but Scaramanga's car becomes a plane and he flies off. Q's homing
device in Goodnight's dress works, showing she's in Red Chinese
waters. Unofficially, Bond strays into their territory, and arrives
on Scaramanga's island. Scaramanga shows off his solar complex,
complete with laser, with which he destroys Bond's plane. He then
challenges Bond to a duel: his golden gun against Bond's Walther
PPK. Bond accepts, and Nick Nack appears to help him. Eventually
Bond replaces his own mannequin and shoots a very surprised Scaramanga.
Goodnight, meanwhile, has dealt with Scaramanga's maintenance
man, although, by tipping him in a vat of liquid helium, she's
ensured that the place will explode. Bond retrieves the solex;
he and Goodnight steal Scaramanga's junk and, after dealing with
Nick Nack, who's stowed away, they take a slow boat from China.