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A View to a Kill (1985)

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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24 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Dangereusement vôtre  »

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Tanya Roberts got the role after Albert R. Broccoli saw her in The Beastmaster (1982). See more »


When Bond is chasing May Day up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower, three red lifts go up the shaft within the space of a minute. This is impossible as there is only one lift per shaft, and it takes longer than a minute to go up and come down again. When Bond jumps onto the next lift traveling down, it is yellow, showing they are filming in a different shaft. See more »


[Bond is dangling from an unlocked fire engine ladder]
James Bond: Turn!
[Stacey turns]
James Bond: Not this way! That way!
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The Four Seasons Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8: Autumn - Allegro
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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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