"This is a mission, not a fancy-dress ball."
After 1985's A View to a Kill, the search was on for an actor to replace Roger Moore as James Bond, and both Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan were up for the part. As it turned out, both would eventually play 007, but Dalton took over first when Brosnan wasn't able to leave his contract for the TV show Remington Steele.
Based on a short story by Ian Fleming, The Living Daylights was the first of two Bond movies featuring Dalton, and the most well-reviewed of the two. The Living Daylights finds Bond assigned to aid a Soviet defector (Jeroen Krabbe), and turns to his cellist girlfriend (Maryam D'Abo) after he is abducted again. The movie not only returned to franchise to financial success, but brought Bond back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the signature vehicle which was lost in the Moore era. »
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