films The Biggest James Bond Rip-Offs of All Time  

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Bond is something great. A unique franchise that at this point really needs no introduction. The world knows what Bond films are. The weapons. The gadgets. Bond girls. The cars. Even the theme music and lengthy opening title sequences. But making a Bond film is hard. Even the Eon productions have struggled to get it right. Lazenby for example. Or Tomorrow Never Dies...   

When something is as great and as big as Bond, followers will come along and attempt to copy the formula. With the release of the new Daniel Craig Bond, Spectre, here is a look back at some of those fantastically terrible rip-offs. It'll hopefully make you appreciate Bond a little more than you already do.

O.K. Connery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest James Bond Rip-Offs of All Time
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O.K. Connery is a 1967 Italian Eurospy ripoff of the James Bond series of films. It was retitled Operation Kid Brother in the United States and is also known as Operation Double 007 and Secret Agent 00. The overall plot of the film is that England’s best secret agent is not available, so his younger ...more

Actors: Daniela Bianchi, Lois Maxwell, Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, + more

Initial Release: 1967

Directed by: Alberto De Martino

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Casino Royale


Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest James Bond Rip-Offs of All Time
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Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. The film stars David Niven as the "original" Bond, Sir James Bond 007. Forced out of retirement to ...more

Actors: Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole, Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, + more

Initial Release: 1967

Directed by: Val Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes, + more

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For Your Height Only is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest James Bond Rip-Offs of All Time
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For Your Height Only is a 1981 Filipino comedy/action movie starring Weng Weng. Its title is a play on words on For Your Eyes Only, the title of the James Bond film released that same year. A sequel was produced in 1982, titled The Impossible Kid. Weng Weng is known as the shortest man to ever be a ...more

Actors: Weng Weng, Max Alvarado, Carmi Martin, Tony Ferrer, Romy Nario, + more

Initial Release: 1981

Directed by: Eddie Nicart

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The Man from Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest James Bond Rip-Offs of All Time
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The Man from Hong Kong is a 1975 action film that marked the first Australian-Hong Kong co-production filmed in both nations. It was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and starred Shanghai-born Jimmy Wang-Yu and former 007 George Lazenby. The film was later restored by the Australian National Film ...more

Actors: George Lazenby, Sammo Hung, Bill Hunter, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Frank Thring, + more

Initial Release: 1975

Directed by: Jimmy Wang, Russell Boyd, Brian Trenchard-Smith

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