Never Say Never Again (1983)

Never Say Never Again poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Sean Connery, Max von Sydow
Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: James Bond (Sean Connery) tries to find the location of two stolen U.S. nuclear warheads before SPECTRE can blackmail the entire world.

Featured Feline: The evil Ernst Stavro Blofeld (this time played by Max von Sydow) returns in what is essentially a remake of the Bond film Thunderball. And of course he appears with his iconic white Angora cat.

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow picking up white Angora cat from chair

Blofeld holds the cat while speaking to an assembly of SPECTRE members.

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow holding white Angora cat in front of SPECTRE members

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow on chair holding white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow on chair holding white Angora cat closer

Never Say Never Again - close on Blofeld Max von Sydow on chair holding white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow smiling and holding white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow looking down at white Angora cat

Later Blofeld broadcasts a message to the world warning them about what will happen with the nuclear warheads if they don’t pay him. Blofeld is smart enough to not show his face, keeping the camera aimed at the cat in his lap.

Never Say Never Again - white Angora cat on video on Blofeld's lap

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow recording video with white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - men looking at video of white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - close up of white Angora cat on video

The cat is seen one last time near the end of the film, eating on Blofeld’s desk as the man brags that nothing can stop them now.

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow at desk with white Angora cat

Never Say Never Again - Blofeld Max von Sydow at desk with white Angora cat eating

Final Mewsings: If you want to get the world’s attention, use a cat in your video!


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