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You Only Live Twice Script

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Henderson paces and stands before a paper screen.

James: You mean, apart from Russian and Japan?
Henderson: Oh, it's not Russia, old boy, I'm sure of that. It's not Japan either. Although a large Japanese industrial concern is--

He stops suddenly and his face freezes. James jumps up and pulls him away from the wall, to reveal a knife sticking through the paper into Henderson's back. James immediately jumps through the wall and chases a man across the hotel lawn. James tackles him, but the man pulls a knife. In the struggle the murderer is stabbed. James sees that a getaway car is nearby, and he quickly dresses in the dead man's clothes and mask. Moaning and covering his head, he climbs into the backseat of the car and is driven away. The driver addresses him in Japanese, but James doesn't answer. He lifts his head enough to notice that they're approaching a building labeled "Osato Chemical and Engineering Co. Ltd."

Scene: inside the Osato building, the driver carries a limp James up through the elevator. He sets him down on the sofa in a luxurious office. He pulls the mask from James's face.

James: Good evening.

James pulls his gun, but the man knocks it away. They begin to fight. James is thrown through another wall. The assailant is huge and James's punches aren't having any effect, so he hits the man with a couch. James then pulls a sword off the wall, but it's torn away from him. James manages to avoid the blade, and eventually he conks the guy over the head with a nearby statue, breaking the head off. James then hides the unconscious man in a concealed bar nearby. James takes a drink from a vodka bottle.

James: Cheers. Uggghhh... Siamese vodka?

James notices that a wallpanel has become dislodged, revealing a safe. He pulls out an electronic device and begins cracking it. Suddenly he hears footsteps approaching the office. He works faster and faster. The two security guards eventually leave, and James opens the safe. Immediately alarms go off. He removes some papers from inside and then manages to sneak out. The guards shoot at him as he heads for the elevator.

Guard: Freeze!

James makes it out to the front of the building, where he shoots another guard. Suddenly Aki pulls up in her car.

Aki: Get in, quick!

He jumps in and they drive off.

Scene: back in Aki's car

James: Now what the hell's the score?
Aki: What do you mean? My job is to help you.
James: Like you helped Henderson.
Aki: I'm taking you to a place of safety.
James: No, this time I'm taking you. I want some information. I want it now.
Aki: I have no information to give you.
James: We'll soon see about that. Slow down.

Aki stops the car and jumps out. She ducks under a descending door and disappears. James raises the door and follows her. He chases her along a subway platform. She eventually stops in a hallway, and when he comes towards her he falls through a trapdoor in the floor. He slides down a long silvery metallic tunnel. He pops through a door at the end and lands sitting in a lounge chair. A man is seated at a desk before him.

Scene: Tanaka's hideout

Tanaka: Welcome. *laughs* Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond. It is a great pleasure to meet you at last. And how do you like our country so far? I am a trifle disappointed at the ease with which I could pull you in. The one thing my honourable mother taught me long ago was never to get into a car with a strange girl! But you, I'm afraid, will get into anything with any girl!

TV monitors rotate around to show video footage of Bond's capture.

Tanaka: I must say, you have a lot of energy for a dead man, Mr. Bond. You are James Bond, aren't you? I am so very pleased to meet you, Bond-san. I really am. Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Tanaka. Please call me Tiger.
James: If you're Tanaka, how do you feel about me?
Tanaka: I... love you.
James: I'm glad we got that out of the way. I'd like you to examine these as soon as possible. They're from Osato's safe.

James hands Tanaka the papers.

Tanaka: This... is an order for naval stores. 500 kilos of butter, 50 containers of lox. What is lox?
James: Oh, it's an American name for smoked salmon. But it's also the technical name for liquid oxygen. Which makes rocket fuel.
Tanaka: Very interesting.
James: Yes.
Tanaka: We must go. The journey out will be more dignified than the journey in.
James: That wouldn't be difficult. Oh, I'd like that negative enlarged.
Tanaka: OK.

Tanaka leads James up to the subway level to a waiting train.

Tanaka: My private train. I never travel in the streets of Tokyo. In my position, it would be most unwise.
James: Very convenient.

Scene: inside the train, which is appointed lavishly

Tanaka: I imagine that your Mr. M in London has a similar arrangement.
James: M? Oh yes, but of course. Then the girl in the white sports car's one of us.
Tanaka: Aki? Yes.
James: Very competent.

A servant brings him a drink.

James: Domo arigato.
Servant: Dozo.
Tanaka: Do you like Japanese sake, Mr. Bond, or would you prefer vodka martini?
James: Oh no, I like sake. Especially when it's served at the correct temperature, 98.4 degrees Fahrenheit, like this is.
Tanaka: For a European, you are exceptionally cultivated.

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