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Forty Years of Bondage, Part II

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Never Say Never Again (1982) – Sean Connery returns as James Bond in an ill-advised remake of ‘Thunderball’. How did this happen? Well, Thunderball was co-written by Ian Flemming and some other guy, who then got screwed out of his share of the profits. The courts decided the rights to any movies based on that movie, or characters from that movie, would go to the estate of the other guy, and not the Flemming estate. MGM offered to put up the money, and thus acquired the movie rights to the novel “Thunderball.” Getting Connery to reprise his role as Bond went something like this:


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