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A View to a Kill (1985)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  24 May 1985 (USA)
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An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.



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James Bond has one more mission. Bond returns from his travels in the USSR with a computer chip. This chip is capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that would otherwise destroy a normal chip. The chip was created by Zorin Industries, and Bond heads off to investigate its owner, Max Zorin. Zorin may only seem like a innocent guilty man, but is really planning to set off an earthquake in San Andreas which will wipe out all of Silicon Valley. As well as Zorin, Bond must also tackle May Day and equally menacing companion of Zorin, whilst dragging Stacy Sutton along for the ride. Written by simon

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24 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)


$50,300,000 (USA)

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Patrick Macnee, who plays racehorse trainer Sir Godfrey Tibbett, was the son of a racehorse trainer. See more »


The police captain's patrol car is hit by a taxi at a major intersection during the fire truck chase, and five other vehicles swerve to avoid a collision. All come from three directions at once with no signs of yielding to each other, and thus would have crashed or swerved anyway, had the pursuit not blasted through the intersection to stop them. See more »


[first lines]
Kimberley Jones: I thought you'd never get back.
James Bond: Well, there was a heck of a crowd on the piste!
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Opening credits disclaimer "Neither the name 'Zorin' nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" appears right before the gunbarrel opening sequence. It was added after producers discovered a real company run by a person named "Zoran." See more »


References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »


A View to a Kill
Performed by Duran Duran
Composed by Duran Duran and John Barry
Produced by Bernard Edwards
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A View to a Thrill!!
20 January 2005 | by (Budapest Hungary) – See all my reviews

Seriously underrated and lambasted by critics, but in my opinion one of the best Bond films. Moore bowed out of the series, just in time (well, at least close to it...) and with a serious bang. Christopher Walken is deliciously evil and psychopathic as Mack Zorin, the Nazi engineered genius looking to take over the tech industry by destroying Silicon Valley with a major flood disaster and earthquake. He is definitely one of the best movie villains ever. Along with some of the best music scoring of all the films in the series, including the fantastic Duran Duran song which epitomizes the 80's, the final showdown between Zorin and Bond on top of the golden gate bridge is breathtakingly exciting. I get goose bumps watching the ending! Many people hate this entry in the 007 series, calling it cheezy, clichéd, and that Moore is just too hammy and way too old. I disagree. I claim to be a true Bond-phile, having seen every film many times over, and have read every one of the most excellent (and quite different from the films) Fleming novels (btw the Fleming short story View to a Kill is actually the basis for the films Live and Let Die and For Your Eyes Only) and find that this is definitely one of my favourites. A great watch with amazing music, villains, and final action sequence.

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