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Thunderball, Quist (Bill Cummings)

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Film: Thunderball (1965)
Deceased Character: Quist (Bill Cummings)
Archetype: Baddy (Minor)
Killed by: Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)
Killed with: Sharks


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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 19th Nov 2005

Kindly submitted by karl_eichholtz_13

Quist was sent by Largo to kill Bond. Hiding in Bond's hotel bathroom, behind a shower curtain, he thinks his hiding place is ingenious.

Unfortunately for Quist, Bond has realised that someone has entered his room, and turning on the shower, using the ultra hot setting, serves to scald and surprise Quist, who drops his gun and gets grappled by Bond. Instead of killing him though, Bond lets him go and tells him to inform Largo of what he has heard.


Now, Largo is not the most tolerant of people, and if I were Quist I would not have gone to tell Largo that I failed. Sure enough, once he learns of Quist's failure, Largo orders him to be thrown into his pool of sharks, which have a voracious appetite.



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Other Death Reviews for Thunderball (1965)

Angelo Palazzi (Paul Stassino)
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Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi)
Quist (Bill Cummings)
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Vargas (Philip Locke)

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This review has 16 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
where can i view the video clip of this death?
Comment 2 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
Quist swam with the sharks and the sharks win.
Comment 3 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Karl,

unfortunately due to copyright, we are unable to provide movie clips for these deaths.

Mouseburger
Comment 4 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
Mr Mouseburger Wrote:
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> Karl,
>
> unfortunately due to copyright, we are unable to
> provide movie clips for these deaths.
>
> Mouseburger


you are meaning to tell me you cannot comply on providing a video clip of the death of Quist (Bill Cummings) in Thunderball?
Comment 5 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Unfortunately not. I cannot comply with this request, we will in time add some screen shots though

Mouseburger
Comment 6 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
My advice is to buy some DVDs, we're not going to be publishing any video on here.

OB
Comment 7 by 'Pryor Stourd' (reply to this comment)
Though video would be nice I agree with mr.mouseburger and old buffer, screen shots will do....
Comment 8 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
did Largo's sharks want Quist cooked or raw?
Comment 9 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
when Quist was thrown by Largo into his shark pool he tried to explain what happened but failed to convince Largo to forgive him.
Comment 10 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
Emilio Largo:"what did you find Quist?"
Quist:"nothing really."
Emilio Largo:"did you see Mr. Bond?"
Quist:"yes i saw him alright."
Emilio Largo:"what happened?"
Quist:"i let him get the better of me and i failed."
Emilio Largo:"you let him get the better of you."
*Largo orders Quist thrown into his shark pool*
Quist:"No!No!please forgive me!No!Largo!No!No!"
*the sharks maul Quist to death*
Comment 11 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
wouldn't this sort of count as "execution"?
Comment 12 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
how many scenes has Quist been in?3 or 4?
Comment 13 by 'purpleheart_2003' (reply to this comment)
This murder added substantially to Largo's score - he'd had the real pilot killed with gas, cut the fake pilot's airhose with a knife and had Quint thrown to the sharks. Some have said that he was not quite sinister enough to be a true Bond villain - I disagree - this fellow had class!!!!!
Comment 14 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
purpleheart_2003 Wrote:
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> This murder added substantially to Largo's score -
> he'd had the real pilot killed with gas, cut the
> fake pilot's airhose with a knife and had Quint
> thrown to the sharks. Some have said that he was
> not quite sinister enough to be a true Bond
> villain - I disagree - this fellow had class!!!!!!

i think you mean Largo had Quist thrown to the sharks.

Comment 15 by 'purpleheart_2003' (reply to this comment)
damn typos!
Comment 16 by 'Mr. Brigg's ink' (reply to this comment)
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damn typos!
Or are they? It is important to note that Quint is also a Bond villain himself leading to even more questions, I sense a 3-way conspiracy is took place from 1962 (Shaw starred in frwl) to 1991 (Cummings directed a low-budget "in da' hood" TV movie)

In news that makes considerably more sense, I must support quote-master Eicholtz in saying that this would count as "Execution", this is punishment for Quist's failure to kill Bond. "Devoured" is another relevant category.

In regards to the death itself, just another S.P.E.C.T.R.E. execution, nothing different than Kronsteen or #9 other than the methods. I thought Largo was a bit more merciless and brutal than Blofeld himself. This is most apparent when Largo has an associate killed just to escape paying him, this is even apparent in the novel where the Palazzi character (Petacchi) does not even ask for more pay as in the film. The shark scene that would later be copied, parodied, (and even improved!) numerous times. But Largo used the original Bondian shark execution and did not deserve to be played by whiny-sounding Klaus Maria Branduaer 18 years later in sub-standard somewhat-remake Never Say Never Again.

Another problem, the picture icon is present on the death but there are none in the actual review itself.