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Bond: "Where's Fekkesh? [Sandor grips Bond's tie tighter] Where's Fekkesh!?"
Sandor: "Pyramids!"
Bond: "[lets go of the tie and drops Sandor to his death] What a helpful chap."
―Sandor's death[src]

Sandor was a fictional enforcer employed by wealthy industrialist and criminal, Karl Stromberg, and an assistant to his top assassin, Jaws. A supporting antagonist portrayed by the late British actor and wrestler, Milton Reid, he first appeared in the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, and was subsequently seen in the film's accompanying novelisation penned by Christopher Wood.

Biography

After Stromberg has found out that his assistant attempted to sell a submarine tracking device, he sends his henchman Jaws to find the device and kill everyone who came into contact with it. Sandor is sent to assist Jaws and do everything the giant tells him to do.

Hidden in the house of Aziz Fekkesh, an Egyptian intermediary who negotiates to sell the microfilm to the Soviets, he sees Bond get to the site; Felicca, also an accomplice of Stromberg who is there to lovingly entertain 007, presents ingratiatingly, and hugs and kisses Bond in the room. Seeing the opportunity, Sandor, who is hidden behind a counter on the top floor, takes aim at Bond. At the last moment however, Felicca puts herself between Bond and Sandor, being hit in the back by the bullet meant for 007. Bond pursues Sandor onto the roof, where Sandor ambushes him. Bond manages to fend Sandor off and disarms the man. In the ensuing struggle, the two get near the edge of the roof and Sandor almost stumbles over the edge. He manages to grab Bond's tie but is about to lose his hold. Bond asks him where Fekkesh is and, expecting that Bond saves him, Sandor tells him that he's at the pyramids. However, Bond hits the tie, causing Sandor to plummet to his death in the cobbled courtyard below.

Behind the scenes

Milton Reid, who played Sandor, also played a guard of Dr. Julius No.

Although Ian Fleming had requested that no elements from his original book The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) be used in the film series, the novel's antagonists would provide the basis for the characters of Jaws and Sandor. The novel features two thugs named Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morent. Horror is described as having steel-capped teeth, while Sluggsy had a clear bald head.

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