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Becoming Bond (2017)

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's ... See full summary »

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Josh Greenbaum

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Josh Greenbaum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Lazenby ... Himself / James Bond
Josh Lawson ... George
Kassandra Clementi ... Belinda
Jane Seymour ... Maggie
Jeff Garlin ... Harry
Jake Johnson ... Peregrine Carruthers
Dana Carvey ... Johnny Carson
Landon Ashworth ... Ken
Matthew Josten ... Teenage George
Jason Maybaum ... Young George
Roslyn Gentle ... Belinda's Mother (as Ros Gentle)
John A. McKenna ... Belinda's Father
Charlie Hopkins ... Belinda's Brother
Nicholas Popov Nicholas Popov ... Belinda's Ex-Boyfriend (as Nick Popov)
Nathan Lovejoy ... Chook Warner
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Storyline

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Becoming Bond See more »

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Delirio Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1969), George Lazenby was offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus but turned it all down. See more »

Goofs

When depicting the route that Lazenby's ship takes from Australia to England, around the 26:20 minute mark, the country of Sri Lanka is shown in the wrong place. In actuality, Sri Lanka lies below India, and not to it's side in the Bay of Bengal, as depicted in the map. See more »

Quotes

Himself - James Bond: There was a guy who was a photographer, Charles Jenkins. He walks in one day and we're looking at this particular Mercedes, and he says...
Charles Jenkins: Look, I'll tell you what. I'll buy this off you if you let me take some pictures of you.
Himself - James Bond: And I thought, "hellooo, I've got a homosexual on my hands."
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Connections

References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

There'll Be Changes Made
Performed by Steve Lawrence
Written by W. Benton Overstreet, Billy Higgins
Published by Edward B. Marks Music Co. C/O Carlin America
Courtesy Ford Music Services
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Genuinely Hilarious
22 March 2017 | by thplatypusSee all my reviews

I saw "Becoming Bond" as someone who isn't even a Bond fan, and hasn't seen half the films. The unlikely story of George Lazenby is told so entertainingly and engagingly, however, that Lazenby's solitary Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" is now on top of my Netflix queue. The filmmakers brilliantly turned Lazenby's own magnetic (and at times hard-to-believe) retelling of his life into a hilarious drunk-history-style re-creation that also manages to inspire. Great film.


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