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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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  (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)
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)
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 .... sound re-recording mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
John Hayward .... sound 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 .... sound 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)
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
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)
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
John Bernard .... location manager
Sonja Beutura .... location production secretary
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Arie Bohrer .... location manager
Jean Bourne .... continuity: second unit
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Joanna Brown .... secretary: Mr. Wilson
May Capsaski .... production coordinator (as May Capsaskis)
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Allen Davies .... assistant accountant (as Allan Davies)
Fred Evans .... chief sculptor
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Sandra Frieze .... secretary: Mr. Broccoli
Driss Gaidi .... location manager
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
Stefan Zürcher .... location manager
Hamid Araissi .... location manager (uncredited)
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:
Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-14 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:PG-13 | 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

Did You Know?

Eight before he was cast as Bond, Timothy Dalton played a millionaire playboy named Damien Roth in "Charlie's Angels: Fallen Angel (#4.5)" (1979). His character was described by John Bosley (David Doyle) as being "almost James Bond-ian."See more »
Continuity: During the ice chase, Bond loses the rim on his vehicle, but in later shots it is restored.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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What exotic places does Bond visit in this movie?
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What Bond movie is this?
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87 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
Not only a great Bond movie, but a great spy thriller., 3 March 2004
Author: eamon-hennedy ( from Co Down, Northern Ireland

While many will debate and argue over Timothy Dalton for years to come, in much the same way as over George Lazenby, I going to put my foot out and say Dalton is one of my favorite Bond's, along with Brosnan and Connery. There never really has been a bad Bond actor, but Dalton, I believe is up there with Connery and Pierce and I love The Living Daylights. Dalton was my first 'new' Bond in many ways. I was four when this film was released, and was developing a love for the Bond movies at the time. I had grown up watching the Moore and Connery movies on television and Dalton was the first new actor in the role that I seen, which is why I have special affection for this Bond movie. I love it. Not only do we have a great Bond movie, but it is also a great espionage thriller that eventually turns into the kind of epic Bond adventure we all know and love. The plot involving the double-double cross of a KGB agent defecting to Britain called Georgi played brilliantly by Jeroen Krabbe, and Bond's attempts to find him when he is 'kidnapped' by playing on the trust of his girlfriend, Kara, a beautiful cello player performed magnificently by Maryam D'abo, is enthralling, and the way it leads from the London countryside, to the ferris wheels of Vienna and eventually to Afghanistan is superbly done. The film is mixture of the thriller elements of the Ian Fleming novels and the epic adventure scope of the movies.

As James Bond Timothy Dalton is excellent, a fantastic choice to play the part. His decision to play the part more akin to the novels of Fleming than the humor of Roger Moore is an inspired choice. He is a mixture of the Fleming character and Sean Connery's Bond. While there is a serious nature here (the darker elements would be at the forefront more in the equally brilliant Licence To Kill), there is still room for humor as seen in the car chase ("I've had a few optional extras installed" when talking about the gadgets). Coming off the Moore films, it may have been too soon for a return to the serious roots, but it works well in the long run. The film doesn't feel like some far fetched action film, it feels like a great spy movie with great actors. Adding to this a wonderfully 80's theme tune from A-Ha, a great score from John Barry and a plethora of great baddies as well as some great set pieces (the battle on the runway at the end is great as is Bond's climactic battle with henchman Necros hanging from the back of an airplane).

I love this film a lot. It's dark, yes, although not as dark as the film that was to come, and is still cracking great entertainment. It is a forgotten Bond classic and it is nice that as time has went on, Dalton's movies as the character have remained as great as they were in the late 80's.

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