Published on April 20th, 2017 | by Clint Davis

For Your Eyes Only [1981] – James Bond Rewatch #12

For Your Eyes Only [1981] – James Bond Rewatch #12 Clint Davis

Summary: One of Roger Moore's better outings. After the ridiculous 'Moonraker,' it's back to basics here with some backstabbing, revenge and intrigue in the Mediterranean.


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PG  |  127 minutes

Director: John Glen

Screenplay: Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Julian Glover

Distribution: United Artists

Budget/Gross: $28 million/$195.3 million


The twelfth James Bond movie is also Roger Moore’s fifth performance as 007. Bond hits the Mediterranean and races the Soviets to find a sunken British spy ship with a secret device onboard.

Check out our full video review of For Your Eyes Only below, where we take a look at the girls, the scenery, the villains, the sounds and of course, the man himself.



  • Julian Glover, who plays the main villain Kristatos, was almost chosen to play Bond in Live and Let Die but he lost the part to Roger Moore.
  • Cassandra Harris, who plays Lisl von Schlaf, was married to future Bond actor Pierce Brosnan for 11 years until her death in 1991. She introduced Brosnan to the producers of the Bond movies.
  • Sheena Easton was the first Bond-song performer to appear onscreen during the opening titles.
  • For Your Eyes Only was the first Eon Bond movie not to feature Bernard Lee as M. Lee died in January 1981 before filming any of his scripted scenes.

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