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James Bond's Whip -- License to Spill

4/20/2008 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guard railing is not enough: James Bond's quarter-million-dollar Aston Martin took a bath in Italy's Lake Garda yesterday when a stuntman drove the wheels off a cliff. And, no, it wasn't a stunt.
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The car was reportedly the same Aston that was used in the last Bond flick, "Casino Royale," and was the only one available for use in the new movie, "Quantum of Solace." Meanwhile, the stuntman was quickly rescued and was not hurt. The next installment rolls out this fall.

Q could not immediately be reached for reaction.

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3rdSideOfTheStory    

Damn, I wish there was a douche-bag filter for the above comments.

2355 days ago
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Jon    

That last line would be funny, but since the actor that played Q has been dead from an automobile crash a number of years ago, it kind of seems in poor taste.

2355 days ago
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greatneck    

The original, died in a car accident, on his birthday.... proceed with caution....pattern....

2355 days ago
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Robert    

gona have to tear that car down in a timely manner to have it ready for the next shoot. hope you all have good mechanic.

2355 days ago
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The Icon    

The Sabbath was yesterday. Today is simply Sunday.

By the way, this was not the only car available for production. 7 cars were shipped in full working order.

2355 days ago
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Mik    

Shaken not Stured!

2355 days ago
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Chantal    

wow, the stunt guy wasn't hurt inThat.?..Lake Garda is sooo great...I've been there....

2355 days ago
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PunkyDoodle    

"Q" is a character - stands for Quartermaster - the guy that supplies double agents with their gadgets and goodies. Actually, there's probably several Q's since hints are dropped about "Q Branch."

There's always a Quartermaster in the Bond movies, except the up and coming one - and there were four actors who played him up to now. Desmond Llewelyn was the lovely, older man that many of us grew up watching. He "trained" John Cleese's Q character in an earlier movie.

I don't think the Quartermaster comment in the story was in poor taste. It didn't sound like it was meant to poke at one, particular actor.

2355 days ago
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Ferd Berfel    

Looks like the "accident" was planned all along. What're those guys doing in that boat in the lower right? And - is that some sort of cable coming out of the water at bottom mid-picture? The whole thing was staged.

2354 days ago
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lily green    

i just want to add one question here..is it wrong for a rich woman to have a sugar baby?? it's an absolutely extramarital relationship, but more and more services come out on Internet focusing on this kind of relationship, such as S u g a r m o m m a M e e t . c o m . how do you think of such a thing?

2354 days ago
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hjsff    

Mary Kate Ashley is hot

2354 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

Nasty thing to happen to a nice car. Glad nobody was hurt.

Go Sox

2354 days ago
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bunnybunny    


I live at the lake of Garda only 2km from where it happened.....and the stuntman did get injured badly and is still in hospital.

2354 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

bunnybunny, sorry to hear that. Hope he heals well and quickly.

Go Sox

2354 days ago
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Skittery    

Yet another example of TMZ not checking their facts. First, it wasn't a stuntman, it was the guy hired to deliver the car to the set from the factory. Second, he was hurt and was in the hospital. Third, he wasn't rescued - he managed to get himself out of the car and swam to shore. The REAL article can be found on the dailymail . co . uk website...and they actually hire a fact checker.

2354 days ago
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