Top 2 Thunderball Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Thunderball facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Thunderball film message.

A real jet pack was used in the pre title sequence. It was called the Bell Rocket Belt and had been developed for the US army in early 1960s. They grew dissatisfied with the device (The maximum flight time was 21 seconds, with a range of only 120 m.) and cancelled it.
A real jet pack was used in the pre title sequence. It was called the Bell Rocket Belt and had been developed for the US army in early 1960s. They grew dissatisfied with the device (The maximum flight time was 21 seconds, with a range of only 120 m.) and cancelled it.

Thunderball Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Sean Connery insisted on a plexiglass corridor in the shark pool. However, the set designer didn't have enough plexiglass to cover the whole pool and a shark got through. Connery was almost bitten. He fled from the pool.

Thunderball poster
Thunderball poster

Thunderball Plot

James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Thunderball. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Terence Young
Stars Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi
IMDB score 7.0