A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death leads James Bond to uncovering an international jewel smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on NATO forces.
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
The description of Max Zorin in the script was based on Sting, and written with David Bowie in mind, but he turned the film down. See more »
At the first horse race you see that Pegasus is gray. Later at Zorin's stables when they are bringing Pegasus out of a horse trailer, he is brown. Then a few scenes later when they show Pegasus going into a stall he is gray again. See more »
Roger Moore returns once again in his final epic as Agent 007. This time our hero cashes in his licence to kill but not before going up against an Aryan villain, his Amazonian handmaiden, and getting a little help from a sexy geologist.
It begins in the frozen Arctic wastes of northern Russia as Bond snowboards from troops while the Beach Boys' California Girls do their thing. It leads right into Duran Durans now classic title song that can still be heard on 80s radio stations today. Bond is paired up with ex-Avenger Patrick Macnee who lives it up as Tibbett. They infiltrate the mysterious industrialist Max Zorin's(played with zest by Oscar winner Christopher Walken) chantilly mansion to see why his chemically induced horses keep winning. Once their, Bond meets future Indiana Jones villain Jenny Flex(the gorgeous Allison Doody) and not to mention Zorins butt kicking accomplice MayDay(She-Woman Grace Jones). Bond has his usual first meeting with the Bond girl, Stacey Sutton,(played by stunning Charlie's Angels Tanya Roberts) which in this case turns out for the worst, has a small bed fling with MayDay and Tibbett unfortunately gets washed out. Bond soon escapes and makes it back to the states where he does a little scuba diving into Zorins intake pipes where he meets up with KGB agent Pola Ivanova with whom he had a relationship with years before. Afterwards, Bond soon encounters Stacey and they soon ally with one another to bring Zorin and his San Francisco earthquake project down once and for all. The film climaxes on top of the world on the Golden Gate Bridge in which Bond finds himself up against Zorin and his henchman while rescuing Stacey in the process. Roger Moore soon retires at the end but not before "cleaning up a few details" with Roberts.
The film was the first Bond film I saw way back in late 1985 on video at the age of 4. It has since been my favorite of the series. For its outlandish fantasy, escapism, farce, gadgets, sexiness, Moore's witty attitude, Roberts' brave portrayal of an innocent woman in a perilous situation, Walkens usual crazed performance, and above all a hero that audiences have grown to love all these years.
The soundtrack which is quite hard to find is awesome! Duran Duran's title song provides the backbone while John Barry does his terrific score. The Best 007 soundtrack of them all!
Roger Moore get his hats off to me as being the great James Bond next to Connery.
Christopher Walken is totally suave and cool as the blonde villain with that snickering sneer and relaxed motive of taking over the world in high style. His one liners are great: "Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius."
Tanya Roberts has always been my favorite Angel and biggest crush as far back as I can remember. She's a resourceful Bond girl with personal vengeance of her own.
The film I believe is part of 80s pop culture along with Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Ghostbusters, Rocky IV, and The Karate Kid.
A View to a Kill ranks in my Top 20 as #13
**** out of ****
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