Contributed by: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Seen in two James Bond movies.

In Octopussy, a hot air balloon is piloted by Q (DESMOND LLEWELYN). It’s how James Bond (ROGER MOORE) arrives in the thick of the Monsoon Palace assault.

In the teaser for The World Is Not Enough, it’s an escape route for Julietta the Cigar Girl (MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA). Rather than surrender to Bond (PIERCE BROSNAN) – which could mean a lot more than getting handcuffed—she decides to blow herself up. It seems that her boss, Renard (ROBERT CARLYLE), has an impossibly tough hold on his employees. Kind Of reminds you of Bond’s (SEAN CONNERY) cyanide-chewing Jamaican chauffeur, who had the same kind of “nurturing” relationship with Dr. No.




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