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Release Date:
31 July 1987 (USA) See more »
James Bond 007 at his most dangerous in The Living Daylights See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Dalton's Debut: Back to Fleming! See more (274 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Timothy Dalton ... James Bond

Maryam d'Abo ... Kara Milovy

Jeroen Krabbé ... General Georgi Koskov

Joe Don Baker ... Brad Whitaker

John Rhys-Davies ... General Leonid Pushkin

Art Malik ... Kamran Shah

Andreas Wisniewski ... Necros
Thomas Wheatley ... Saunders

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q

Robert Brown ... M
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of Defence

Walter Gotell ... General Anatol Gogol
Caroline Bliss ... Miss Moneypenny

John Terry ... Felix Leiter

Virginia Hey ... Rubavitch

John Bowe ... Colonel Feyador

Julie T. Wallace ... Rosika Miklos

Belle Avery ... Linda (as Kell Tyler)
Catherine Rabett ... Liz
Dulice Liecier ... Ava

Nadim Sawalha ... Tangier Chief of Security
Alan Talbot ... Koskov's KGB Minder
Carl Rigg ... Imposter
Tony Cyrus ... Chief of Snow Leopard Brotherhood
Atik Mohamed ... Achmed
Michael Moor ... Kamran's Man
Sumar Khan ... Kamran's Man
Ken Sharrock ... Jailer
Peter Porteous ... Gasworks Supervisor
Anthony Carrick ... Blayden Male Secretary (as Antony Carrick)

Frederick Warder ... 004
Glyn Baker ... 002

Scott Hoxby ... Sergeant Stagg (as Derek Hoxby)
Bill Weston ... Blayden Butler
Richard Cubison ... Trade Centre Toastmaster
Heinz Winter ... Vienna Hotel Concierge
Leslie French ... Lavatory Attendant
Odette Benatar ... Girl
Dianna Casale ... Girl
Sharon Devlin ... Girl
Femi Gardiner ... Girl
Patricia Keefer ... Girl
Ruddy Rodríguez ... Girl (as Ruddy Rodriguez)
Mayte Sanchez ... Girl
Cela Savannah ... Girl
Karen Seeberg ... Girl
Waris Dirie ... Girl (as Waris Walsh)
Karen Williams ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Del Baker ... Russian Jail Guard (uncredited)

John Barry ... Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
Marc Boyle ... Blayden Grounds MI6 Man (uncredited)

Barbara Broccoli ... Opera Patron (uncredited)
Graham Cole ... Agent (uncredited)

Simon Crane ... Gibraltar Soldier #1 (uncredited)
Rudi Glück ... Horse Cart Driver (uncredited)
Gregor Grubhofer ... Boy with Balloon (uncredited)
Alan Harris ... Man Firing Ghetto Blaster (uncredited)
Suzy Herman ... Boy's Mother (uncredited)
Michel Julienne ... Man in White Car (uncredited)
Gertan Klauber ... Fairground Cafe Owner (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... MI6 Agent (uncredited)
Robert Miranda ... Pushkin's Hitman (uncredited)
Michael Percival ... Chef (uncredited)
Hanno Pöschl ... Prater Ferris Wheel Operator (uncredited)

Kerry Shale ... of Necros and Parrot (voice) (uncredited)

Tina Simmons ... Agent (uncredited)
Chris Webb ... Soldier Distracted by Kara (uncredited)

Paul Weston ... Gibraltar Soldier #3 (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson ... Russian Soldier on Plane (uncredited)
Jane Wilson ... Opera Patron (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Opera Patron (uncredited)

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

Ian Fleming  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Barbara Broccoli .... associate producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer
Michael G. Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Alec Mills (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
John Grover 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
Art Direction by
Terry Ackland-Snow 
Set Decoration by
Michael Ford 
Tal Schneider (uncredited)
Anne Seibel (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist
Edwin Erfmann .... makeup artist
George Frost .... makeup supervisor
Ramon Gow .... hair styles supervisor
Helen Lennox .... hair stylist
Barbara Sutton .... hair stylist
Production Management
Leonhard Gmür .... production manager
Sparky Greene .... production manager
Philip Kohler .... production manager
Denise O'Dell .... production manager
Arno Ortmair .... production manager
Iris Rose .... unit manager
Anthony Waye .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Blyther .... additional assistant director
Urs Egger .... additional assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director
Ahmed Hatimi .... additional assistant director
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... additional assistant director
Terry Madden .... assistant director: second unit
Callum McDougall .... additional assistant director
Crispin Reece .... additional assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Adam Walton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ted Ambrose .... assistant art director
Dennis Bosher .... assistant art director
Jille Brown .... assistant set decorator
Ken Court .... additional art director
Bert Davey .... additional art director
Roger W. Deer .... sketch artist (as Roger Deer)
Freddi Dobsak .... additional construction manager (as Alfred Dobsak)
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager (as Anthony Graysmark)
Bert Hearn .... property master
Fred Hole .... additional art director
Christoph Kanter .... assistant set decorator
Michael Lamont .... additional art director
Peter Manhardt .... additional art director (as Peter Manhard)
Jim Morahan .... assistant art director (as James Morahan)
Peter Palmer .... production buyer
Sid Palmer .... production buyer
Ken Pattenden .... additional construction manager
Thomas Riccabona .... additional art director
Jacqueline Stears .... scenic artist
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Duncan Guest .... carpenter (uncredited)
Johannes Slapa .... production buyer: Austria (uncredited)
Colin Thurston .... prop storeman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... assistant sound editor
Derek Ball .... sound recordist
Bill Barringer .... assistant sound editor (as William Barringer)
Robert Gavin .... assistant sound editor
Robi Güver .... additional sound recordist (as Roby Guever)
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer
Derek Holding .... sound editor
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... additional sound effects
Brian Marshall .... additional sound recordist
Vernon Messenger .... sound editor
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Mark Mostyn .... assistant sound editor
Peter Musgrave .... sound editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chris Corbould .... special effects
Matthew Harlow .... special effects technician
Willi Neuner .... special effects (as Willy Neuner)
Brian Smithies .... special effects
Joss Williams .... special effects
Clive Beard .... special effects (uncredited)
Simon Cockren .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Daniel Dark .... special effects (uncredited)
Nick Finlayson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
John Morris .... special effects (uncredited)
Uli Nefzer .... special effects technician: Austria (uncredited)
Andy Williams .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Leslie Dear .... model photographer
Richard Hewitt .... video effects supervisor
Roy Moores .... front projection
Terry Reed .... model maker (as Terence Reed)
John Richardson .... special visual effects
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Julian Parry .... model unit (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunt team
Del Baker .... stunt team
Christian Bonnichon .... driving stunts
Brian Bowes .... horse stunts
Jake Brake .... aerial stunts
Garry Carter .... aerial stunts
Jordi Casares .... horse stunts
Jo Cote .... driving stunts
Simon Crane .... stunt team
Graeme Crowther .... horse stunts
Steve Dent .... horse stunts
John Falkiner .... snow stunts
Elaine Ford .... stunt team
Nick Gillard .... horse stunts
Jean-Claude Houbart .... driving stunts (as Jean-Claude Houbard)
Ida Huber .... snow stunts
Dominique Julienne .... driving stunts
Michel Julienne .... stunt team
Rémy Julienne .... driving stunts arranger (as Remy Julienne)
Jean-Claude Justice .... driving stunts (as Jean Claude Justice)
Jake Lombard .... aerial stunts
Brigitte Magnin .... driving stunts
Daniel T. O'Brien .... aerial stunts (as Dan O'Brien)
Joaquín Olías .... horse stunts (as Joaquin Olias)
Miguel Pedregosa .... horse stunts
Doug Robinson .... stunt team
Rene Seiler .... snow stunts
José María Serrano .... horse stunts (as Jose Maria Serrano)
Herman Sporer .... snow stunts
Jean-Jacques Villain .... driving stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt supervisor
Jason White .... stunt team
Nick Wilkinson .... stunt team
B.J. Worth .... aerial stunts arranger
Helen Caldwell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tom Delmar .... stunts (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Paul Heasman .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Frank Henson .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Kidd .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tal Schneider .... aerial stunts support (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Les White .... stunt double: Joe Don Baker (uncredited)
Steve Whyment .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Anderson .... additional camera operator
Kenneth Atherfold .... camera grip (as Ken Atherfold)
Horst Becker .... focus puller
Frank Elliott .... focus puller
Mike Evans .... focus puller (as Michael Evans)
Mike Frift .... camera operator (as Michael Frift)
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Richard Haw .... camera grip
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... camera grip (as Chunky Huse)
Malcolm MacIntosh .... camera operator: second unit (as Malcolm Macintosh)
Daniel McKinny .... focus puller (as Dan McKinny)
Phil Pastuhov .... additional photographer
Peter Rohe .... additional camera operator
Tom Sanders .... additional photographer
John Tythe .... electrical supervisor
Fred Waugh .... additional camera operator
George Whitear .... still photographer
Nicholas Wilson .... focus puller
Arthur Wooster .... photographer: second unit
Mark Hanlon .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael McDermott .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Simon Mills .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe master: second unit
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Matthew Glen .... assistant editor
John Nuth .... assistant editor
Wayne Smith .... assistant editor
Location Management
John Bernard .... location manager
Arie Bohrer .... location manager
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Driss Gaidi .... location manager
Stefan Zürcher .... location manager
Hamid Araissi .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Alan Killick .... music editor
Stefan Kropfitsch .... musician: cello
Dick Lewzey .... music mixer
Gert Meditz .... conductor: Austrian Youth Symphony Orchestra
Monty Norman .... composer: James Bond theme
Nic Raine .... orchestrator (as Nicholas Raine)
Mark Thomas .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Andreas Grosch .... location transportation manager (as Andy Grosch)
Mark White .... transportation
Arnaud Esterez .... transportation (uncredited)
Gerhard Rupp .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Zakaria Alaoui .... production liaison: Morocco
Simon Atherton .... armorer
Tina Banta .... contact: USA
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production controller
Sonja Beutura .... location production secretary
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Jean Bourne .... continuity: second unit
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Joanna Brown .... secretary: Mr. Wilson
May Capsaski .... production coordinator (as May Capsaskis)
Allen Davies .... assistant accountant (as Allan Davies)
Fred Evans .... chief sculptor
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Sandra Frieze .... secretary: Mr. Broccoli
Hind Hanif .... location production secretary
Charles Juroe .... marketing director
Ihssane Khalafaoui .... production coordinator (as Ihsanne Khalafaoui)
Christl Kirchner .... location accountant
Sophie Koekenhof .... location production secretary (as Sophie Koekenhoff)
Hamish McInnes .... safety climber (as Hamish MacInnes)
Jane Meagher .... location accountant
Janine Modder .... production coordinator (as Janine Lodge)
Douglas Noakes .... production accountant
Pamela Parker .... production coordinator (as Pam Parker)
Greg Powell .... horse master
Brenda Ramos .... production coordinator
June Randall .... continuity
Amanda Schofield .... secretary: Mr. Juroe
Dawn M. Severdia .... production coordinator (as Dawn Severdia)
Mary Stellar .... contact: USA
Daniela Stibitz .... production coordinator
Joseph Viale .... production liaison: Gibraltar
Rebecca West .... publicity assistant
Marc Wolff .... aerial liaison
Pauline Hume .... graphic artist: titles (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson .... assistant horse master (uncredited)
His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco .... special thanks (as His Majesty King Hassan II)
Crew verified as complete

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130 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-14 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Japan:G (2015) | Malaysia:P13 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2000) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1989) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:12 (Blu-ray rating) (2012) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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Revealing mistakes: James Bond's laser slices under the body of a Czech police car so that the wheels and underframe come off when the brakes are applied. He only cuts in the area between the wheels, but the body would not be attached only in that area. If the wheels go one way and the brake pedal (with the body) another, then the brakes could not be applied because the brake lines must have been severed.See more »
[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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84 out of 108 people found the following review useful.
Dalton's Debut: Back to Fleming!, 11 April 2004
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

With Roger Moore's 'retirement' as 007, in the less-than-wonderful A VIEW TO A KILL, Eon Productions began searching for a new James Bond for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. A promising candidate was Sam Neill, 39, popular star of TV's "Reilly: The Ace of Spies" (and future JURASSIC PARK dinosaur expert). But Albert Broccoli didn't like Neill's tests, and announced he wanted Welsh actor Timothy Dalton, whom he'd first approached for the role 16 years earlier. At that time, Dalton had turned down Bond, saying he was "too young". Now 41, both Dalton and Broccoli agreed he was the right age, and his tests were fabulous...but it was then discovered that the shooting schedule for THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS would conflict with Dalton's current project, BRENDA STARR, and he, reluctantly, had to pass on the project.

Then an Irish actor, who had become a major television star in America, appeared on the scene. Pierce Brosnan, 34, his "Remington Steele" TV series about to be canceled by NBC, had impressed Broccoli on a visit to the Bond set 5 years earlier, and his tests were so good that he won the role. The script was adjusted, adding more humor (quips were one of Brosnan's strong points), and things were moving along nicely...until NBC, seeing the publicity value of a potential 'James Bond' in a series, renewed "Remington Steele", throwing the entire Bond production into turmoil. The network refused to release Brosnan, and he had to leave.

Fortunately, the delay gave Timothy Dalton time to complete BRENDA STARR, and he began shooting THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS two days after STARR wrapped.

Dalton, an avid fan of Fleming's novels, preferred a harder-edged yet vulnerable Bond, with little or no humor, but screenwriters Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson had already tailored the script to Brosnan, and Dalton quickly revealed that one-liners were not his strongest asset. He gave, nonetheless, a strong, smoldering performance as 007. As his leading lady, Maryam d'Abo, 26, who'd been 'discovered' while doing 007 candidate screen tests, proved quite good as a blackmailed Czech cellist Bond 'couldn't kill'. The villains, while not 'top drawer' Bond, were effective; Jeroen Krabbé as a defecting Russian general, dancer-turned-actor Andreas Wisniewski as nearly superhuman assassin Necros, and Joe Don Baker, as a 'good ol' boy' megalomaniac U.S. general.

With action around the world, and a complicated plot involving a weapons heist and sale, the story attempted to be more 'topical' by involving the Afghan/Soviet conflict (which, unfortunately, 'dated' it, as well). Bond is monogamous for the first time, and the more 'physical' portrayal of FOR YOUR EYES ONLY had returned, to the delight of Bond purists.

But LETHAL WEAPON would also debut in 1987, and the 'over-the-top' solid action film would cut deeply into THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS profits. The 007 film was considered almost 'quaint' in comparison, and Dalton would unfairly take the 'heat' for the less profitable film.

The world was changing around 007, and no one was quite sure what to do about it...

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