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Topic: Obscure Bond References in Movies/Media in General

I just started watching 1989's The Killer (shaping up to be one of my favourite movies as I loved Max Payne 1). Without giving too much away, there is an assasination with a sniper rifle and it cuts between The Killer, the scope and the drum that was being played in the ceremony. Thunderball, no doubt.
After fleeing a hospital, he stole the policemen's key so that they couldn't get away. Very The Man With The Golden Gun.
If anyone wants to chime in, move this thread etc. it would be very much appreciated. Maybe trivia challenge would've been a better bet.
EDIT: He also uses a PPK as a backup weapon.

Last edited by Dirty Punker (27th Jun 2017 13:08)

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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What's New Pussycat (1965)
Peter Sellers introduces Ursula Andress as "a personal friend of James Bond's"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03G-exTvWIs

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/cheers

Was Mie Hama in that movie or one of the other YOLT girls?

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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Don't think so, unless one of the very minor actresses in Pussycat was also in YOLT.

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Did Dick Tracy ever return the favour?

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Lots of references over the years, some of them a wonder legally and not including the obvious rip offs:

1)  In In Like Flint, SPECTRE is directly referenced, and there is a Bond-like 0008.
2)  Clifton James plays a very J.W. Pepper-like sheriff n both Silverstreak and Superman II.
3)  Sean Connery's British spy character in The Rock was imprisoned in 1967, the year Connery first quit as 007.
4)  George Lazenby cameos as J.B. while driving an Aston Martin in The Return of the Man from UNCLE.
5)  More or less in reverse, but John Barry's "007" sounds like a pastiche of Bobby Darin's "Somewhere Beyond the Sea," and "You Only Live Twice" sounds like a pastiche of Doris Day's "Secret Love."  Of course, it's oft been reported that "Goldfinger" sounds like a pastiche of "Moon River."  All of these were songs that appeared in movies.  For that matter, elements of the Bond songs have turned up in pop songs, and the soundtrack to The Incredibles borrows a lot from Bond.
6) Lots of movies rip off what later became a signature for Bond movies (which themselves ripped it off from other movies):  The suave hero in the tuxedo -- Indiana Jones, Arnold in True Lies, etc.
7)  Lots of parodies of Bond have appeared on TV and in film.  Roger Moore famously guested as Bond in a British comedy program before he got the role, for instance, and Get Smart had episodes based on Bond, the best of which might have been the funny but offensive character The Craw.
8) XXX, of course, had in addition to a Bond-like plot, a British spy dispatched by the enemy at the beginning.
9)  Pierce Brosnan appeared as a Roger Moore-like Bond in a series of Coca Cola commercials before getting the Bond role.
10)  Various TV shows and movies have had the spy hero using a Walther PPK -- for instance, TV's The Equalizer used one.

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The Wolverine - Wolverine himself throws a guy out a window, and is asked how he knew there was a pool down there, to which he replies he didn't. A reference to DAF.
Not a movie, but in the TV show Mr Sloane, Nick Frost goes on a date to see OHMSS, and on the way back says that he reckons 'the new guy' will be Bond for many more years to come.

1.LTK  2.AVTAK  3.OP  4.FYEO  5.TND  6.LALD  7.GE  8.GF  9.TSWLM  10.SPECTRE  11.SF  12.MR 13.YOLT  14.TLD  15.CR (06)  16.TMWTGG  17.TB  18.FRWL  19.TWINE  20.OHMSS  21.DAF  22.DAD  23.QoS  24.NSNA  25.DN  26.CR (67)

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The animated film Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) has two references that are pretty obscure. The character of Carl Beaumont is visually based on Marc Ange Draco from OHMSS, and during the climax The Joker attempts to escape via a jetpack that is modeled after the one seen in Thunderball.  In The Rock, Sean Connery says the line "But of course you are." to Nicholas Cage' character  a line Connery (as 007) had previously said to Plenty O'Toole in DAF.

@ Gassy Man, actually the year that John Patrick Mason was imprisoned in Alcatraz in The Rock was 1962(the year of Dr. No's release) and he escaped in 1963( in reality this was the year Alcatraz closed).

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in Mel Brooks' 1977 film High Anxiety, there is an evil henchman named Braces
https://dejareviewer.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/dr-thorndyke-barely-survives-an-attack-by-braces-the-hired-killer.jpghttp://media.tumblr.com/12ec72862a7dd7447265e5185a5e39b9/tumblr_inline_mh33eiRIO11qboibj.gif

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caractacus potts wrote:

in Mel Brooks' 1997 film High Anxiety, there is an evil henchman named Braces
https://dejareviewer.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/dr-thorndyke-barely-survives-an-attack-by-braces-the-hired-killer.jpghttp://media.tumblr.com/12ec72862a7dd7447265e5185a5e39b9/tumblr_inline_mh33eiRIO11qboibj.gif

That's actually Dolly after "Face-Off" surgery.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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PPK 7.65mm wrote:

The animated film Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) has two references that pretty obscure. The character of Carl Beaumont is visually based on Marc Ange Draco from OHMSS, and during the climax The Joker attempts to escape via a jetpack that modeled after the one seen in Thunderball.  In The Rock, Sean Connery says the line "But of course you are." to Nicholas Cage' character  a line Connery (as 007) had previously said to Plenty O'Toole in DAF.

@ Gassy Man, actually the year that John Patrick Mason was imprisoned in Alcatraz in The Rock was 1962(the year of Dr. No's release) and he escaped in 1963( in reality this was the year Alcatraz closed).

Ah, I'm misremembering then.  I saw the movie when it first came out and caught the reference but not the date -- thanks!

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First time I watched Duran Duran's Rio music video and the woman coming out of the water (with a knife, no less) is a reference to Honey Ryder from Dr No, 20 years after the release of the movie.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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The Hart To Hart episode "Solid Gold Murder" from season two:

The villain steals famous art made of Gold. When Jonathan Hart faces him in his lair where all the Gold items are stored the score twice goes into the Goldfinger melody, clearly.

https://youtu.be/FIykickZlHo

you can hear it at 40:30 to 41:00 in the episode

Dalton Rulez™

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George Clooney's character Jack in " the American" uses a ppk he also has an omega watch and persol sunglasses.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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http://batmantheanimatedseries.wikia.co … eep_Freeze

Underwater city.......

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In " Entrapment" starring Sean connery the alarm code during the initial art theft is 1007

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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In The Simpsons Movie (2007) when Homer enters the supply bunker prior to climbing the dome over Springfield, the Jetpack from Thunderball is seen hanging on the wall behind him.

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Red Dwarf season VII episode 2 Stoke Me a Clipper
that's the one where Ace Rimmer returns, dying, and asks Arnold Rimmer to take his place, thus allowing the actor Chris Barrie to quit the series
we first see Ace in the midst of an adventure that combines Indiana Jones with 007: he is on board a WWII era plane, held prisoner by a Gestapo officer. Ace: "You expect me to concede?" Gestapo officer: "No Mr. Rimmer, I expect you to die!". The officer then throws a stuffed alligator at Ace, and leaves the plane with the only parachute. Ace wrestles the alligator in midair without a parachute, then catches up with the gestapo officer and steals the parachute from him. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXYfnWRp1Q0 )
What a guy!

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Trainspotting and Trainspotting 2 have quite a lot

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During an episode of the show White Collar Neal Caffrey is given a rebreather that looks a lot like the Thunderball one and quips "somebody's been watching Thunderball". In a later episode Neal's FBI handler tells him that his nick-name among the FBI before his capture was "James Bonds" since he was a suspected Bond forger. At which point both characters go "Bonds....James Bonds", then Neal asks if he would like another drink before saying "shaken not stirred" in a Connery accent.

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https://s12.postimg.cc/srfpmrn6x/AA_OLD_MAN_2.jpg

[Edited by Barbel]

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Seems we have a spammer in our midst.  ajb007/frown

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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Manic Monday!  ajb007/biggrin

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"Mondays are Hell "

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Tell me why I don't like Mondays...I want to shoot, oh, oh oh, the whole day down!

Monday can only get better...getting a bit thin now, but you have to try.  ajb007/biggrin

Anyone else want to chip in?

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