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24 May 1985 (USA) See more »
Adventure Above And Beyond All Other Bonds See more »
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 »
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  (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)

Frank Jakeman ... Wedding Usher (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)
Alan Neighbour .... carpenter (uncredited)
Steve Payne .... props stand-by: second unit (uncredited)
Graeme Purdy .... standby propman (uncredited)
Phil Roberts .... movie poster illustrator (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)
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)
Rick Lester .... 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)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
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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131 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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) | Ireland:PG | 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 | UK:12 (Blu-ray rating) (2012) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (cut) (video premiere)

Did You Know?

The title song for this film, "Dance Into the Fire (A View To A Kill)", was the last song recorded by the rock group Duran Duran before the band briefly split up. According to the sleeve notes for this movie's CD soundtrack, as a joke, composer John Barry used the melody from this song in the score for the scene where James Bond and Stacy Sutton escape from the fire in San Francisco City Hall. The leader singer, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, shares a surname with Sir Otto Le Bon, ancestor of James Bond mentioned in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). At the end of the music video for this song, Simon Le Bon says: "Bon. Simon Le Bon" like the famous Bond catchphrase of the film series, "Bond. James Bond". Coincidentally, the Danish title for the earlier James Bond movie Thunderball (1965) was actually called "Agent 007 Into The Fire."See more »
Continuity: On the blimp when Max Zorin is explaining plan "Main Strike", May Day can be seen in the background with her sunglasses on and then in her hand without enough time to remove them.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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40 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Another worthy addition to the Bond series!, 24 April 2004
Author: crawfrordboon from United Kingdom

In Roger Moore's final cinematic assignment as Agent 007, the super-spy must investigate the connection between a Soviet research centre's reproduction of British high-tech blast-proof microchips based and a multi-national industrialist who is hoarding them. With a supporting cast of Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Patrick McNee, and Tanya Roberts, and locations such as Paris and San Francisco, what you have is another Bond movie with the size and scope to match any of its contemporaries.

To start with the good points, Roger Moore is once again reliable and believable in the role of Bond, and although critics of this movie maintain he was told old by now, this is disputable. The script doesn't allow him as much of his custom wit and repartee, with the writers dropping his usual amiability towards the villain in favour of a disgusted and repulsed tone, which is quite a turn. For those sick of the movies where Bond and his enemies swap endless pleasantries despite efforts to kill each other, check out the Bond/Zorin scenes towards the middle and end of this film. Although not Moore's most memorable turn, he is very solid as 007.

Christopher Walken as Max Zorin, the product of a Nazi genetic experiment who was artificially given both incredible intelligence and psycopathy as a side effect of his mother's treatment in the concentration camps before his birth, gives us an odd-ball but distinctive performance, and is very credible as a single-minded sociopath. Grace Jones plays MayDay, Zorin's bodyguard/girlfriend/personal trainer/hit-woman/seductress and whilst she won't go down as either one of the most beautiful Bond girls or one of his most feared villains, Jones still comes across well with some menace and formidable qualities that even Bond struggles to get to grips with (quite literally!). Both Walken and Jones were odd choices for roles in a Bond movie but both acquit themselves well and gain a respectable place in the pantheon of 007's enemies.

Continuing with the positives, the regulars M, Q, Moneypenny, Frederick Gray, and General Gogol (with Lois Maxwell in her last Bond role) are dependable as ever, and are joined by David Yip as a CIA agent. As in the two previous Bond movies, Moore is joined by a fellow agent on his mission, this time Patrick McNee as Sir Godfrey Tibbett, a horse racing expert affiliated to MI6. In some brilliantly funny scenes, with Bond posing as an owner and Tibbett as his valet, the pair go undercover at Zorin's stables during a horse sale with both hamming it up to distract the guards from suspecting them as impostors. Moore and McNee also appeared together in Sherlock Holmes in New York as Holmes and Watson respectively, as well as The Sea Wolves, and their chemistry is a highlight of the film. Too bad really that Tibbett is assassinated in unusual but chilling fashion by MayDay before the film can make more of his obvious debonair charm.

Also on the plus side, the action is handled very competently, with a Siberian (actually Iceland) ski-chase featuring some extreme-sport pursuits like snowboarding before they became more well-known, an adrenaline-fuelled horse race in which Bond comes under attack from Zorin's henchmen, and a scene in which a Russian agent is fed into a propeller after he is found spying on Zorin. There are also some great stunts, such a base-jump off the Eiffel Tower and in the aforementioned ski scene. For a Bond film the plot is actually fairly logical, although it seems to have borrowed some inspiration from its predecessors. Having said that, which Bond film didn't?

However it isn't all roses. Tanya Roberts is extremely annoying and not at all believable as California's state geologist and a businesswoman whose shares Zorin is trying to buy. Every time it comes to a fight or some action she cowers and whimpers, yelling `Help me James' at the top of her shrill voice, and spends most of the time as some sort of damsel in distress for Bond to save. Apart from Mayday, the henchmen are rather boring this time, with a bunch of caricatures instead of characters: a Texan oil boss, a mad scientist (plus monocle, tweed suit, wild hair, and German accent), and a tall silent type with a facial scar as his single defining feature. Lucky then that Walken is there to bail the movie out and prove, as the tagline suggests, to provide a match for James Bond.

Also, the technically well-done chase sequence in Paris is ruined due to a ludicrous moment in which Bond-s care is hit by another and breaks in half! It looked cool driving on two wheels, but it would have been better in a cartoon. In keeping with some of the less attractive Bond conventions, some of the other action scenes are ruined by an overly-jokey feel - the San Francisco fire truck chase, for example, is played totally for laughs, and, like the Golden Gate Bridge scenes, features so much poor back-projection it is hard not to laugh. Plus, the pre-credits ski-chase is wrecked by an 80's cover of 'California Girls' being played over the action, and Bond's companion and vehicle at the end of this sequence. For all the problems in this paragraph, director John Glen deserves the blame, although he was hardly alone in getting things wrong during 007's 40-year history.

Despite criticisms from some that this is a tired movie with a re-hashed plot and an uninspired screenplay, A View To A Kill holds up pretty well. Most diehard fans of the series don't rank this too highly amongst the others, but for the less demanding viewer there is enough of the Bond formula to appreciate, without a great deal of silliness. There are a few flaws in AVTAK but the positives outweigh the negatives, and while Roger Moore didn't make a great success of his post-Bond career, at least he had a very respectable sign-of from the series with this.

Verdict: 3.5/5: Well worth watching.

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