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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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Product placements, brand integrations and promotional tie-ins for this movie include Renault Automobiles; Michelin Tyres; Stolichnaya Vodka; BP; Phillips Computers; Phillips Electronics; Apple Computers, Lafite Rothschild wine; The Sharper Image; Cartier; Bollinger Champagne, particularly a Bollinger '75; Diner's Club; Chevron Oil USA; Seiko Time (U.K.) Ltd.; Whiskas and two spin-off video-games, A View to a Kill (1985) and James Bond 007: A View to a Kill (1985). See more »


Bond's Rolls Royce is shown sinking a long distance from the shore. We then see Bond looking up from under the water and seeing Zorin and Mayday standing on the shore. At such a large angle to the vertical, you can't see anything outside the water: total internal reflection means that the surface of the water from below looks like a silvered mirror. You can only look out of the water through a narrow vertical cone, up to about 60 degrees from the vertical. 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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The Four Seasons Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8: Autumn - Allegro
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert
Courtesy of CRD Records
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There wasn't anything wrong with this one...
15 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite Roger Moore being a little over the hill for his last Bond film, I still loved it.

The basic premise of this movie is, yes, I admit it, similar to Goldfinger. Christopher Walken who happened to be a product of Nazi experimentation plans to destroy silicone valley and have a monopoly on the computer chip market. This was a great story line, especially in the 1980's when computers were becoming cool.

Tonya Roberts, In my humble opinion was probably the most beautiful Bond girl there was. Her sexy throaty whisper was intoxicating. May Day (Walken's strange and muscular girlfriend) added so much too the story, especially what she did at the end.

Despite what people say about this being one of the worst 007 movies, it had a solid story. An amazing performance by Christopher Walken and a very sexy Tanya Roberts. This movie should at least be somewhere in the middle of your James Bond list. So please give this one a chance, it's one of my favorites. Oh, and we can't forget the theme song, which has to be the best James Bond theme ever, and you can't deny that.

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