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"Shocking."
― Bond, after electrocuting Capungo.[src]

Capungo (Spanish for thug) is an otherwise unnamed assassin who briefly appears during the pre-credits sequence of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. He was played by stuntman Alf Joint.

Film Biography

Working for heroin smuggler Mr. Ramirez, Capungo is sent to murder James Bond after the spy is sent to destroy Ramirez's nearby heroin lab. Visiting Bonita, a traitorous cabaret dancer, Bond narrowly escapes falling victim to Capungo by seeing the approaching thug's reflection in Bonita's eye. The two men brawl until Capungo falls into a bathtub filled with water. Reaching for Bond's discarded holster and Walther PPK, Capungo is suddenly electrocuted by an electric fan hurled into the water by the spy.

Behind the scenes

Alf Joint, the stuntman who portrayed Capungo, got the part when the actor originally cast was arrested as a cat burglar. In the electrocution sequence, Joint was severely burned when a hot coil wrapped around his leg. The screams you hear are not entirely due to his acting abilities.

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