British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Roger Moore) is going to team up with the Russians in this movie and Bonds counterpart is Major Amasova (Barbara Bach) . It seems some Nuclear Submarines have come up missing. M (Bernard Lee) and Colonel Gogel (Walter Gotell) are in agreement and the two countries are going to work together. It seems both subs are full of nuclear missiles and one man wants to ruin the goodwill between the Supreme Powers. Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens) has built a vessel, The Liparus, that can swallow up nuclear submarines.
The two agents start out as competitors in Egypt trying to get the blueprints to this vessel. It is in Egypt they meet up with a murderer called Jaws (Richard Kiel). Jaws is out to get anyone that comes in contact with the blueprints. Bond and Amasova travel down the Nile to get away from Jaws and they think they have the entire blueprints. It turns out they don't even when the Major tries to put Bond to sleep. Of course he wakes up and finds that the two sides are going to work together.
Amasova later finds out that the man who killed her boyfriend in Austria was none other than James Bond. She tells him before the end of the mission that she will kill him.
They eventually find Stromberg and realize he is the man they want. They do make it aboard The Liparus and try to help the captured submarine crew escape.
Stromberg wanted to fire the missiles at the United States and Russia so the two countries would start fighting again.
Director Lewis Gilbert does an excellent job trying to get our two agents and countries onto the same page. Either we want détente or we want the cold war. At the time this movie was made people were thinking of the first, détente.
When Amasova and Bond are working together you get an early feeling that we could very easily get along with our Russian friends.