As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody, an excuse to star the prop department, set designer, stunt arrangers, the optical illusion chaps, and such commercial suppliers as the maker of the sporty Lotus car, a lethal job that also converts to an underwater craft.
When British and Russian nuclear subs start to mysteriously vanish, two agents are assigned by their collaborating governments to jointly crack the case.
Curt Jurgens’ arsenal includes the film’s gimmick character, a monster human known as ‘Jaws’, played with robotic finesse by Richard Kiel.
The big action sequences were shot on a specially-built stage with tank at Pinewood Studios outside London.
1977: Nominations: Art Direction, Original Score, Song (‘Nobody Does It Better’)