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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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With the release of this film, Roger Moore's Bond has bedded a total of 17 women, one more than Sean Connery's (Bond beds four women in this film, which is a tie for the most (at time of release) with the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983)). (Connery's Bond did bed one character twice in two different movies, counting as one woman). See more »


Bond falls through the roof of the boat onto a wedding cake. He gets up, perfectly clean. Bond should be covered with frosting. See more »


[first lines]
Kimberley Jones: I thought you'd never get back.
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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 »


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13 November 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This 1985 Bond film is one of the better entries in the Bond series, even if the story is a bit absurd. It's not quite as good as some of the 1960's classics, and Tanya Roberts is simply awful as the heroine, but Roger Moore is always a treat to watch, and Christopher Walken is solid, if a bit low-key. Some of the scenes in France drag on (the "horse steroids" subplot is tangential to the main story about microchips), but A View to a Kill is still more intelligent than the mindless, over-the-top-action-over-storyline Bonds of the Pierce Brosnan era. Roger Moore is the second-best bond because of his wit alone. If you have to guess who the BEST Bond is, you obviously don't know your Bond history very well.

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