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James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

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James Bond 007's mission is to firstly, organise the defection of a top Soviet general. When the general is re-captured, Bond heads off to find why an ally of General Koskov was sent to murder him. Bond's mission continues to take him to Afghanistan, where he must confront an arms dealer known as Brad Whitaker. Everything eventually reveals its self to Bond. Written by simon

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31 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

James Bond 007: The Living Daylights  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$51,185,897 (USA)
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An ending similar to the one that featured a parody of Margaret Thatcher and Denis Thatcher in For Your Eyes Only (1981) was originally intended for the movie. It was to include instead a parody of 'Prince Charles' and Princess Diana. However, the idea was scrapped. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when Bond is taxiing down the runway trying to take off, he's in an American C-130. Kara catches up to him in a Jeep and he signals her to drive inside the airplane. As she approaches the rear of the plane, the C-130, which has a cargo ramp (tailgate) about twelve inches in height, turns into a C-123. Its ramp tapers to a wedge so rolling vehicles can drive on without the ramp-toes that a C-130 requires. See more »

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[first lines]
M: Gentlemen, this may only be an exercise so far as the Ministry of Defence is concerned. But for me, it is a matter of pride that the 00 section has been chosen for this test. Your objective is to penetrate the radar installations of Gibralter. Now, the SAS has been placed on full alert to intercept you, but I know you won't let me down. Good luck, men.
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Possibly the best Bond movie
10 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Timothy Dalton makes his first appearance as James Bond in this fast-paced, brilliant espionage thriller. Dalton's unique acting style coupled with a gripping plot, an excellent cast of characters, genuinely exciting plot twists, and surely the coolest car in the history of the Bond films sets this one apart from all the others. I've seen it again and again and it gets better every time.

In this adventure, Bond must pit wits with a diabolical arms dealer named Brad Whittaker, rescue the charming Kara Milvoy (who he was originally tasked to assassinate), restore relations with KGB head General Pushkin, aid freedom fighters in Afganistan, and, of course, look good doing it. A truly great movie, and a must for any Bond fan.


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