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The familiar gun barrel opens to:
EXT. BUILDING - SAN FRANCISCO - DAY
The sunlight bathes the streets of San Francisco.
A bald man wearing a grey nehru suit walks out the
front door. This is Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Blofeld stops at the edge of the pavement. He
searches the street, but doesn’t see his car.
EXT. CAR - ALLEY - SIMULTANEOUS
A dark blue Rolls Royce sits in shadow. The driver
is wearing a black suit, a black hat, and black
gloves. He starts the car.
A shadowy figure from the back seat garrotes him.
The driver struggles and dies. The shadowy figure
pulls the body to the backseat.
He takes the driver’s hat and gloves and puts them
on. The shadowy figure, also wearing a black suit,
exits the car and and throws the body into an open
He re-enters the car and drives out of the alley.
EXT. BUILDING - MOMENTS LATER
The car pulls up to Blofeld. He enters the backseat.
BLOFELD You're late, (beat) drive.
The car drives off.
INT. CAR - CONTINUOUS
Blofeld watches as San Francisco whizzes by. He sees
a sign for the Golden Gate Bridge.
BLOFELD You're going the wrong way.
Suddenly, the shadowy figure speeds up as a glass
partition rises between the front and back seats.
BLOFELD What the devil are you doing?! Slow down!
EXT. CAR - SAN FRANCISCO - CONTINUOUS
The car begins weaving around the road. The shadowy
figure goes faster and the car goes airborne over a
steep hill and lands hard on the road.
INT. CAR - CONTINUOUS
Blofeld rolls around the backseat.
BLOFELD Stop, damn you!
He tries to open the door, but it won’t budge. Blofeld
bangs on the window.
BLOFELD Stop! Let me out!
EXT. CAR - GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS
The car speeds onto the Golden Gate Bridge. The
shadowy figure continues weaving between cars. He
reaches the middle of the bridge’s span and screeches
to a halt.
INT. CAR - CONTINUOUS
Blofeld is flung forward and smacks his head on the
partition. He is bleeding from his forehead. The shadowy
figure exits the car and opens the door to the backseat.
Blofeld is forcefully pulled out of the car.
EXT. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS
The shadowy figure leads Blofeld to the edge of the
bridge. They stop and the shadowy figure spins Blofeld
around to look at him.
The shadowy figure removes his hat and Blofeld stares
horrified at his kidnapper’s face. He recognizes the jet
black hair, the blue eyes, and the late 30s face. This is
BLOFELD Mr. Bond! BOND This is for Tracy.
Bond shoots Blofeld in the knee. Blofeld screams and
crumples to the ground in agony.
BLOFELD I'll kill you, Mr. Bond.
Bond grabs Blofeld by his lapel and punches him across
the face. Bond throws him over the edge of the bridge.
BOND Welcome to hell, Blofeld.
EXT. SAN FRANCISCO BAY - CONTINUOUS
Bond watches Blofeld fall. He crashes hard into the
water. The resulting splash leads into:
MAIN TITLE SEQUENCE featuring “No Good About
Goodbye” sung by Shirley Bassey.
Main title sequence fades to a black screen. Superimposed:
THE DEAD ARE ALIVE. TWO YEARS LATER.
EXT. STREET - MEXICO CITY - LATE AFTERNOON
Camera pans over a parade, complete with giant stylized
skeleton floats. Revelers dance and walk down the street in
all manner of Day of the Dead costumes.
Camera tracks a man, 30s, wearing a skeleton mask and
costume over a dark blue suit. This is Bond.
Bond looks around and continues walking down the street.
He meets a woman wearing a red dress, with Day of the
Dead make up on her face. This is Maria.
Bond stares at her longingly and she leads him through the
parade to the other side of the street.
The pair arrive in front of a hotel and enter.
INT. HOTEL - MEXICO CITY - CONTINUOUS
Continuous tracking shot as Bond and Maria pass through
more revelers and come upon an elevator.
INT. ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS
Bond and Maria press together and share a kiss as the
elevator ascends. The elevator comes to a stop and Bond
and Maria release each other. Maria pulls Bond through the
INT. HOTEL HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
Maria stops in front of a room. She turns to face Bond and
stands against the door. She wraps her arms around Bond
who reaches for the doorknob and pushes the door open.
INT. HOTEL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Maria follows Bond into the room and climbs seductively
onto the bed. She looks towards Bond, but gives off a
puzzled look. Bond has removed the skeleton attire and
mask. He is now simply wearing a dark blue suit and is
carrying a sniper rifle.
MARIA What are you doing? BOND I'll be back soon.
Bond exits through the window and onto a small ledge.
EXT. HOTEL LEDGE - CONTINUOUS
Continuous tracking shot follows Bond as he shimmies
along the ledge on the exterior of the Hotel.
Bond comes to a small gap and jumps across to a full,
EXT. HOTEL ROOFTOP - CONTINUOUS
Bond hurries toward the edge and kneels down. Bond
raises the sniper rifle and aims it a window on the building
directly in front of him.
There are 2 men sitting in the room. Marco Schiarra in a
white suit and an unknown second man in a dark suit.
Bond removes a radio from his pocket and listens.
SCHIARRA (in italian) Did you bring it?
The second man produces a small velvet satchel.
UNKNOWN MAN (in italian) The money.
Schiarra places over an attache case on the table. The
unknown man opens the case and examines it.
SCHIARRA (in italian) $1 million. It's all there. UNKNOWN MAN (in italian) Good. SCHIARRA (in italian) Hand it over.
The Unknown man hands over the satchel. Schiarra opens
it and looks inside. He closes the satchel and places it
inside his pocket.
Bond readies his weapon to fire. However, a glare from his
scope causes the unknown man to duck.
Bond fires. PFFT! The unknown man is hit in the head and
falls backward, dead. Schiarra ducks and pulls the pin on a
BOOM! The grenade explodes, blowing part of the room
outwards towards Bond. He is showered by falling rubble.
Smoke clears and Bond looks around for any sign of
Schiarra. He spots Schiarra, bloodied, running out of the
front of his building.
Bond jumps up and runs over to a ladder, sliding down it.
EXT. ALLEY - CONTINUOUS
Bond reaches the ground and spins around. He searches
for Schiarra and finds him pushing his way through the
crowd of party-goers.
Bond moves to street and pushes his way through,
EXT. MEXICO CITY STREETS - CONTINUOUS
Bond pursues Schiarra through the throng of costumed
people. Schiarra glances over his shoulder to search for
Bond sees Schiarra looking at him. Both men stop for a
brief moment. Schiarra runs towards Cortez’s garden at
the end of the street.
Bond takes off after him, continuing to push through
EXT. CORTEZ’S GARDEN - CONTINUOUS
Schiarra ducks behind a hedge. Bond loses sight of him.
Bond unholsters his PPK and searches for Schiarra in
Bond moves slowly through the garden searching every
Schiarra raises his gun and watches through the bushes.
He can’t see Bond anywhere. A gun presses into the
back of his head.
BOND Don't move.
Schiarra raises his hands. Bond takes his gun and holsters
his own PPK. He continues aiming with Schiarra’s luger.
He reaches into Schiarra’s inside pocket and removes the
pouch. He pockets them in his own.
The darkened sky illuminates with colors as fireworks
explode overhead. Schiarra uses the distraction and
elbows Bond causing him to drop the gun.
Bond punches back. The two begin fighting hand to hand.
Schiarra reaches for the luger, but it is kicked away by
Bond. Schiarra lunges for Bond and rams him into the
hedges. Bond lets out a groan.
Bond hits Schiarra in the back twice. Schiarra squeezes
Bond harder. Bond swings the two of the them around.
Schiarra’s body collides with a statue causing him to
release his grip. Schiarra winces in pain.
Bond knees him in the groin and punches him. Schiarra
stumbles back. BOOM! CRACK! More fireworks.
Schiarra regains his composure and moves towards Bond.
However, Bond has unholstered his PPK. BOOM! CRACK!
The fireworks cover up the gunshot. Schiarra falls down
dead. Bond checks his pulse. Schiarra is dead. Bond
re-holsters his gun and takes off.
EXT. ALLEY - MOMENTS LATER
Bond slips into an alley illuminated by a streetlight. He
removes the pouch from his pocket and dumps its contents
into his hand: diamonds.
Bond moves them around examining them. They glisten in
the streetlight. He replaces them in their pouch and he leaves
EXT. DESERT - SOUTH AFRICA - DUST
Twilight blankets the sprawling desert. A scorpion approaches
a lizard and stings it. The lizard writhes and dies.
Two men, 40s, one lanky and one burly, watch intently. These
are Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, respectively.
KIDD One of nature's finest killers, Mr. Wint. WINT One is never too old to learn from a master, Mr. Kidd.
Kidd picks up the scorpion and places it in a small, plastic tank.
INT. DENTIST’S OFFICE - JOHANNESBURG - NIGHT
A black man sits in a dentist’s chair. A white man, 50s, balding,
looks into his mouth. This is Dr. Tynan. He extracts a rough
He places the diamond into a pouch. He opens a drawer
and removes a British 100 pound note. He wraps it in paper
and hands it to the man, who gets up and leaves.
EXT. DESERT - SOUTH AFRICA - LATER
Wint and Kidd watch as a headlight get closer and closer,
illuminating the darkened desert. The motorcycle comes to
a stop in front of them.
Dr. Tynan dismounts the motorcycle and looks at Wint and
TYNAN Where's Joe? WINT Joe couldn't make it tonight. I'm Mr. Wint, this is Mr. Kidd.
Dr. Tynan reaches into his shirt for his gun, but relents
when he sees Mr. Kidd holding a box.
He bends down and opens his tail pipe, revealing a pouch.
He presents the pouch to Wint and Kidd.
TYNAN The diamonds.
Wint takes the pouch. He opens it to see the freshly cut
diamonds gleaming inside. Wint places the pouch into a
box, held by Kidd.
TYNAN My money?
Wint nods to Kidd who hands him a briefcase.
WINT It's all there. 50,000 pounds. Open it and check.
Dr. Tynan acquiesces and opens the case. He doesn’t
notice Kidd circling behind him. Kidd carefully pulls back
Tynan’s collar and drops the scorpion down it.
TYNAN What are you doing?!
Tynan reaches back, but too late. He convulses and
collapses to the ground, dead.
Wint and Kidd, together, pick up the body and move it
behind a large rock.
Sand and dust kick up as a helicopter arrives. It
descends and lands several yards away.
The pilot exits the helicopter and walks towards Wint
and Kidd. This is Joe.
JOE Who are you?! WINT Dr. Tynan sent us. KIDD He was taken ill and couldn't make it. WINT Bitten by the bug. He left this for you.
Wint presents the box to Joe, who nods and accepts it. He
reenters the helicopter and takes off. Wint and Kidd block
their faces from the sand. The helicopter flies away.
BOOM! The helicopter explodes. Kidd juggles the pouch of
diamonds in his hand.
KIDD If god had wanted man to fly, Mr. Wint.... WINT He would have given him wings, Mr. Kidd.
Wint and Kidd hold hands and walks away from the scene.
INT. CONVENT - CAPE TOWN - DAY
A nun sits at her desk. She is rifling through various papers.
Another nun enters.
NUN #2 Two men to see you. NUN Send them in.
Nun #2 leaves and in walk Wint and Kidd.
NUN You're late. Do you have it?
Wint presents the pouch. The nun takes it and walks over
to her bookshelf. She removes a bible and opens it at the
bookmark. The inside has been hollowed out. The nun places
the pouch inside and closes the bible.
NUN You're dismissed and make sure to repent on your way out. WINT We will, sister. Thank you for your kindness. We hope you have a safe drive home.
Wint and Kidd turn and leave. The nun closes the door
EXT. CONVENT - LATER
The nun walks to her car. She opens the door and gets
inside. She inserts the key to start the car.
BOOM! The car explodes.
It’s curious how everyone who comes into contact with
those diamonds seems to (beat) die.
Wint and Kidd look at each and smile. Wint starts their
own car and they drive away.
INT. M’S OFFICE - LONDON - DAY
A man, early 50s, graying hair, sits behind his desk. This
is M. Today’s paper is open in front of him. It reads: “Chaos
in Mexico City.” Bond sits across from him. M looks flustered.
M Start anywhere you like 007, but in five minutes, the PM expects a phone call and I must inform him why one of our agents decided to trudge off to Central America and destroy half a city block. BOND I don't know what you mean sir. M Mexico City. What were you doing there? BOND It's just a coincidence. I was taking some overdue holiday. M No 007, no more games. Not this time. The Mexican government is screaming for reparations. You undertook an unsanctioned mission.
Bond relents. He reaches into his pocket and removes a
cassette. He hands it to M.
BOND Play it.
M looks at the cassette and then back to Bond. He places
the cassette into the player on his desk and presses play.
The original M, Miles Massery, begins speaking from the
MASSERY 007, if you are listening to this, it means I'm dead and I have failed. You need to finish what I started. Trust no one. Find Marco Schiarra. Find him and kill him. Follow the diamonds. This is of the utmost importance.
M presses stop.
M When did you receive this? BOND A few weeks after he died. It took me two years to find Marco Schiarra. M Why was he tracking him? BOND He's a member of SPECTRE. M SPECTRE? We haven't heard anything of them since Blofeld's death. BOND He obviously had some sort of contingency plan for the organization's survival. M And what did he mean "follow the diamonds?"
Bond removes a pouch from his pocket. It is the same
pouch he recovered from Mexico City. He hands it to M.
BOND Schiarra paid $1 million for this. I took it after I killed him.
M empties the diamonds onto his desk and examines
M Where are these from? BOND South Africa.
Bond lights a cigarette and explains.
BOND I researched the diamonds and discovered they are identical to ones that are bought and sold at a boutique in Paris.
Bond removes a photo from his packet and passes it to
M. The photo contains a picture of a man with a similar
physique to Bond.
BOND Once a month, this man, Peter Franks enters and leaves like clockwork. M What are you suggesting, 007? BOND He is due for a pickup tomorrow.
M puts down the photo and replaces the diamonds in
their pouch. He hands the diamonds to Bond.
M You're to go there. Intercept Franks and assume his identity. Discover the connection between these diamonds and SPECTRE. BOND Thank you, sir.
Bond crushes out his cigarette and stands up. He nods
and exits through the big red door.
INT. MONEYPENNY’S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS
CLICK! CLACK! Bond sees a woman, Moneypenny,
wearing a white dress, typing away at her desk. Bond
walks over to her and drops the pouch in front of her.
MONEYPENNY What's this, James? BOND Something long overdue.
Moneypenny picks up the pouch and looks into it. She
dumps its contents into her hand.
MONEYPENNY James, are you asking what I think you are? BOND Nothing would make me jollier.
BEEP! Before Moneypenny can answer, the red light
blinks on her intercom. Moneypenny presses the button.
MONEYPENNY Yes? M (O.S.) Please forgo the usual chatter, 007 must report to Q branch immediately.
Moneypenny smiles cheekily.
MONEYPENNY Of course, sir.
Moneypenny gathers the diamonds back in the pouch.
BOND We're just not destined for our final forever. MONEYPENNY Only diamonds are forever.
Bond grabs the pouch and walks towards the exit.
INT. Q’S LAB - MOMENTS LATER
Q’s lab bustles with various noises. Everywhere scientists
are working on different gadgets. A man, 50s, sits at a
particularly cluttered desk. This is Q.
Bond enters and walks toward Q’s desk.
BOND How can you see what you're doing with all that mess? Q The most successful people are generally disorganized.
Q stands up.
Q Follow me, 007.
Bond follows Q to a room on the otherside of the lab.
INT. Q’S MEDICAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
The room contains a chair and table with a large
contraption on it opposite a screen.
BOND What's this Q? Q Have a seat, please.
Q Open your mouth.
Q puts on rubber gloves. He picks up a tooth cap.
BOND M's orders? Q Yes.
Q places the tooth cap on Bond’s molar and grabs a tool
that looks like a small hammer.
Q Now you might feel a slight--
Bond lets out a scream. Q smashes the toothcap down.
Q presses a button on the desk and a photo is taken. An
x-ray of Bond’s head appears on the screen in front of them.
A tiny device is visible on his back molar.
Q I call it the Q-tracker. BOND Of course you do.
Bond stands up.
Q This way.
Bond follows Q back out to the lab.
INT. Q’S LAB - CONTINUOUS
Bond and Q arrive at Q’s desk. Q picks up a small inkpad.
Q Now pay attention, a simple inkpad--
Bond cuts him off.
BOND I'm familiar with that device. Q Not one that makes an exact silicone copy of one's fingerprints. Simply push down on the pad here, close, and voila!
Q demonstrates with his own fingerprint. A small
silicone print slides out. He hands it to Bond.
Q Apply that to your finger and it will fool, most tests. BOND Most tests?. Q All tests. BOND I feel like we should talk about the most. Q Do you want it or not?
Q hands Bond the inkpad. He hits a button on his desk. A door starts to open on the otherside of Q’s lab. Bond turns around. A grey 1971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage is visible.
Q Your new car. Aston Martin DBS Vantage. All the usual refinements, bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, ejector seat. Switches here.
Q reaches into the car and points to the center console.
Q Press this button and you will engage the rear afterburners. Ensure there is much space between you and anything else as they run pretty hot. Also, make sure you're wearing your seat belt.
Q stands up.
BOND Anything else, Q? Q You can have this.
Q hands Bond a watch.
BOND Another watch? What does it do? Q It tells the time.
Bond rolls his eyes.
Q Be careful though, the alarm is guaranteed never to wake up anybody who uses it. If you know what I mean. BOND I think I do.
Bond winds the watch and puts it on.
Q Now 007, I would tell you to bring everything back in pristine order. But I know I would just be disappointed. BOND You know me so well.
Q shrugs and walks off.
END: ACT I