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Director:
Writers:
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 May 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Adventure Above And Beyond All Other Bonds See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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A View to a Thrill!! See more (273 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... James Bond

Christopher Walken ... Max Zorin

Tanya Roberts ... Stacey Sutton

Grace Jones ... May Day

Patrick Macnee ... Sir Godfrey Tibbett

Patrick Bauchau ... Scarpine
David Yip ... Chuck Lee
Fiona Fullerton ... Pola Ivanova
Manning Redwood ... Bob Conley

Alison Doody ... Jenny Flex

Willoughby Gray ... Dr. Carl Mortner

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q

Robert Brown ... M

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny

Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of Defence
Jean Rougerie ... Achille Aubergine

Daniel Benzali ... Howe

Bogdan Kominowski ... Klotkoff
Papillon Soo ... Pan Ho (as Papillon Soo Soo)
Mary Stavin ... Kimberley Jones
Dominique Risbourg ... Butterfly Act Compere

Carole Ashby ... Whistling Girl
Anthony Chinn ... Taiwanese Tycoon (as Anthony Chin)
Lucien Jérôme ... Paris Taxi Driver (as Lucien Jerome)

Joe Flood ... U.S. Police Captain

Gérard Buhr ... Auctioneer (as Gérard Bühr)

Dolph Lundgren ... Venz
Tony Sibbald ... Mine Foreman
Bill Ackridge ... O'Rourke
Ron Tarr ... Guard I
Taylor McAuley ... Guard II
Peter Ensor ... Tycoon
Seva Novgorodtsev ... Helicopter Pilot
Sian Adey-Jones ... The Girls
Caroline Hallett ... The Girls
Nike Clark ... The Girls
Paula Thomas ... The Girls
Gloria Douse ... The Girls
Lou-Anne Ronchi ... The Girls
Elke Ritschel ... The Girls
Mayako Torigai ... The Girls
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maud Adams ... Woman in Fisherman's Wharf Crowd (uncredited)
Celine Cawley ... The Girls (uncredited)
Helen Clitherow ... The Girls (uncredited)
Tim Condren ... Thug at Stacey's House (uncredited)
Clive Curtis ... Salesman at Eiffel Tower (uncredited)
Deborah Hanna ... The Girls (uncredited)
Kit Hillier ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
Terri Johns ... The Girls (uncredited)
Karen Loughlin ... The Girls (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Main Stike Mine Crew (uncredited)

Robert Ian Mackenzie ... Bridegroom (uncredited)
Roland Malet ... Zorin's Auctioneer (uncredited)
Norman Mark ... Zorin Guard (uncredited)

Patricia Martínez ... The Girls (uncredited)
Kim Ashfield Norton ... The Girls (uncredited)
Doug Robinson ... Thug at Stacey's House (uncredited)
Terry Sach ... Mining Guard Searching Truck for Bond (uncredited)
Suzanne Saunders ... KGO 7 Reporter (uncredited)
Jane Spencer ... The Girls (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Man Heard Over Loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall (voice) (uncredited)
Steven Zax ... Man in Fisherman's Wharf Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
John Glen 
 
Writing credits
Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)

Ian Fleming  story "From A View to a Kill" (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer (as Thomas Pevsner)
Michael G. Wilson .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams 
 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
 
Art Direction by
John Fenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Crispian Sallis 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Joan Carpenter .... hair stylist
George Frost .... makeup supervisor
Ramon Gow .... hairdressing supervisor
Vera Mitchell .... hair stylist
Bunty Phillips .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leonhard Gmür .... production manager
Jon Thor Hannesson .... production manager
Philip Kohler .... production manager
Ned Kopp .... production supervisor: San Francisco
Iris Rose .... unit manager
Serge Touboul .... production manager
Anthony Waye .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett .... assistant director: second unit
Willy Bogner .... director: ski sequence
Barbara Broccoli .... additional assistant director
Laurent Brégeat .... additional assistant director (as Laurent Bregeat)
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director
Simon Haveland .... additional assistant director
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... additional assistant director
Edi Hubschmid .... additional assistant director
Terry Madden .... additional assistant director
Serge Ménard .... additional assistant director (as Serge Menard)
Andrew Warren .... additional assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Radu Mihaileanu .... assistant director: stunt unit (uncredited)
Geoffrey Moore .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ted Ambrose .... assistant art director
Michael Boone .... assistant art director
Jille Brown .... assistant set decorator
Kathrin Brunner .... additional art director (as Katharina Brunner)
John Chisholm .... property master
Ken Court .... additional art director
Roger W. Deer .... sketch artist (as Roger Deer)
Serge Douy .... additional art director
Armin Ganz .... additional art director
Michael Lamont .... additional art director
Jim Morahan .... assistant art director (as James Morahan)
Maciek Piotrowski .... sketch artist
Ron Quelch .... production buyer
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Ernest Smith .... scenic artist
Jacqueline Stears .... scenic artist
Alan Tomkins .... additional art director
Alan Cheevers .... plasterer: stand-by on titles (uncredited)
Michel Conche .... on-set propman (uncredited)
Paul Duff .... carpenter (uncredited)
Barry Gibbs .... props (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter (uncredited)
Mark Harris .... art department model maker (uncredited)
Dale Haugo .... local lead scenic artist (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
Steve Payne .... props stand-by: second unit (uncredited)
Graeme Purdy .... standby propman (uncredited)
Anne Seibel .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound recordist
Bill Barringer .... assistant dubbing editor
Stan Fiferman .... dubbing editor (as Stanley Fiferman)
Nigel Galt .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack T. Knight .... dubbing editor (as Jack Knight)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
Andrew Glen .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Patrick Moriarty .... sound effects: action unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
John Morris .... special effects
Ken Morris .... special effects
Willi Neuner .... special effects (as Willy Neuner)
John Richardson .... special effects supervisor
André Trielli .... special effects
Joss Williams .... special effects
Chris Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Dawson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Nick Finlayson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Harris .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andy Williams .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Leslie Dear .... model photographer
Roy Moores .... front projection
Charles Staffell .... front projection
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Julian Parry .... model unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt team supervisor (as Jim Arnett)
Pat Banta .... stunt team
Robert Blasco .... stunt driver
Christian Bonnichon .... stunt driver
Jean-Claude Bonnichon .... stunt driver
Claude Carliez .... stunt team supervisor
Tracey Eddon .... stunt team
Elaine Ford .... stunt team
Martin Grace .... action sequence arranger
Jean-Claude Houbart .... stunt driver
Dominique Julienne .... stunt driver
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver
Rémy Julienne .... driving stunts arranger (as Remy Julienne)
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt driver
François Nadal .... horse stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunt team
Michael Runyard .... stunt team (as Mike Runyard)
Bob Simmons .... stunt team supervisor
Bill Weston .... stunt team
Jason White .... stunt team
Marc Wolff .... stunt pilot
B.J. Worth .... parachute stunt: Eiffel Tower jump
Gillian Aldam .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Del Baker .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator snow ski unit (uncredited)
David Brandon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade .... stunts (uncredited)
Helen Caldwell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Don 'Tweet' Caltvedt .... stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Camsey .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Simon Crane .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Graeme Crowther .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
John Eaves .... ski stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stuart Fell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Fuller .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... ski stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore, Golden Gate (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Fred Haggerty .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Michael Haynes .... ski stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Paul Heasman .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hegarty .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Frank Henson .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Jazzer Jeyes .... stunts (uncredited)
Rémy Julienne .... stunt double driver: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt double driver: Roger Moore (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt double: Willoughby Gray (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Lincoln .... mono ski stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Mario Luraschi .... horse stunts (uncredited)
Mark McBride .... stunts (uncredited)
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne Michaels .... stunts (uncredited)
Lex Milloy .... stunts (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (uncredited)
Patrick Médioni .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Potter .... stunts (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Karen Price .... stunt double: Tanya Roberts, Golden Gate (uncredited)
Thomas Sims .... ski stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... stunts (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Trevor Steedman .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunt double: Christopher Walken (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial camera operator
Kenneth Atherfold .... camera grip (as Ken Atherfold)
Willy Bogner .... photographer: ski sequence
David L. Butler .... aerial camera operator (as David Butler)
Jan d'Alquen .... additional photographer
Mike Evans .... focus puller (as Michael Evans)
Mike Frift .... camera operator (as Michael Frift)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Robert Hillmann .... camera operator: second unit
Simon Hume .... focus puller
Colin Manning .... camera grip
Douglas Milsome .... aerial camera operator (as Doug Milsome)
John Tythe .... electrical supervisor
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator: second unit
George Whitear .... still photographer
Arthur Wooster .... second unit photographer
Egil S. Woxholt .... additional photographer (as Egil Woxholt)
John Glen .... clapper loader: pre-shot scenes of San Francisco (uncredited)
Mark Hanlon .... electrician (uncredited)
Alan Hume .... camera operator: pre-shot scenes of San Francisco (uncredited)
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator: additional unit (uncredited)
Bill Pelkey .... best boy electric: second unit (uncredited)
Nigel Seal .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Anthony Waye .... focus puller: pre-shot scenes of San Francisco (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Janet Hirshenson .... casting: USA
Jane Jenkins .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Azzedine Alaïa .... additional wardrobe: Grace Jones (as Azzedine Alaïa)
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
Renate Wienert .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John Nuth .... assistant editor
Henry Richardson .... additional editor
John S. Smith .... additional editor
Mark Mostyn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Alan Killick .... music editor
Dick Lewzey .... music mixer
Monty Norman .... composer: James Bond theme
Nic Raine .... orchestrator (as Nicholas Raine)
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver (uncredited)
Arnaud Esterez .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Agust Baldursson .... location manager
Tina Banta .... contact: USA
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production controller
Nicholas T. Bennett .... pilot: Skyship 500
Steph Benseman .... location manager
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Willy Bogner .... director: ski sequence
Mauricette Boissard .... location accountant (as Mauricette Boisard)
Brian Bowes .... horse team
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Joanna Brown .... production secretary
Joe Brown .... snow team
May Capsaski .... production coordinator (as May Capsaskis)
Daphne Carr .... continuity: second unit
Jennifer Collen-Smith .... publicity assistant
Hazel Crombie .... location accountant
Ira Curtis-Coleman .... computer effects (as Ira Curtis Coleman)
Penny Daniels .... continuity: second unit
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Christian de Lagarde .... horse team
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... location manager
John Eaves .... snow team
Rory Enke .... location manager
Tony Escritt .... advisor: Iceland
Anthony Fairbairn .... horse team
Nathalie Farjon .... production coordinator
Andrea Florineth .... snow team
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Norma Garment .... production coordinator
Jerry Grayson .... pilot
Sally Hayman .... production coordinator
Richard Holley .... pilot (as Rick Holley)
Charles Juroe .... director of marketing
D'Janine King-Lasky .... production secretary (as Janine King)
Christl Kirchner .... location accountant
Robert Liechti .... pilot
Steven Link .... snow team
Mario Luraschi .... horse team
Jane Meagher .... location accountant
Maureen Murphy .... production coordinator
François Nadal .... horse team
Douglas Noakes .... production accountant
June Randall .... continuity
Marcel Riou .... horse team
Peter Rohe .... snow team
Thomas Sims .... snow team
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Mary Stellar .... contact: USA
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator
Charles A. Tamburro .... pilot (as Chuck Tamburro)
Olivier Victor-Thomas .... horse team
Marc Wolff .... pilot
Stefan Zürcher .... location manager
Cathryn Blum .... key location assistant (uncredited)
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sheri L. Calhoun .... assistant stills photographer (uncredited)
Don 'Tweet' Caltvedt .... skydiver backup (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Monthieux .... location manager (uncredited)
Michael Turk .... iceberg minisub constructor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Also Known As:
"The Beautiful Prey" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
131 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-release) (uncut) | Iceland:10 (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Malaysia:18PL (original rating) | Malaysia:PG-13 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2001) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1985) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:12 (uncut version) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (cut) (video premiere)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to the James Bond encyclopedia by John Cork and Collin Stutz, Felix Leiter was originally going to be Bond's contact in San Francisco. However, owing to Chinatown being such a prominent part of the city, David Yip was cast as Chuck Lee instead.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Bond's safety harness is visible as he flips over the railing of the Eiffel Tower.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Designing Bond: Peter Lamont (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Four Seasons - SpringSee more »

FAQ

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45 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
A View to a Thrill!!, 20 January 2005
Author: Istvan Kolnhofer (ikolnhofer@yahoo.com) from Budapest Hungary

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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