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Richard Maibaum (screenplay) and
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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. 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:
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Sound Mix:
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) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Japan:G (2015) | 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

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After this movie, James Bond does not visit the opera again in a Bond film until Quantum of Solace (2008) where the Te Deum scene and parts of Act 2 of the Opera "Tosca" are seen.See more »
Continuity: The interior layout of the cargo plane Bond steals in Afghanistan differs from the external view. It is clearly shown that it's a straight line from the rear hatch opening to where the jeep is parked to the cockpit (views visible through open doors). Yet exterior views clearly show the cockpit is on a second level from the rest of the plane.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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64 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
One of the best., 4 August 2004
Author: g-amp-smckenzie from Universal Imports

Quite simply put The Living Daylights is one of the best James Bond films they have ever made & if Wilson & co are smart they'll do more like this one.

Having decided to give up the role of 007 in 1985 Roger Moore stepped down,Moore had saved the series in the early 70's but had stayed in the role a movie to long(they should have left it with the excellent Octopussy),the hunt was now on for a new actor who could take the role into the 90's....Thankfully Dalton was the man they found. As soon as he got the part Dalton went straight back to the source Ian Fleming's novels & it shows on the screen...the bond in the Living Daylights is the Bond character jumping right out of the books.

The film really shows how keen everyone involved in it wanted to say that this was a fresh start but at the same time still show that this is a Bond picture & they pull it off very well..John Glen's direction is excellent,he really found his feet by now & all the aspects of the film are done well...A special mention must also go to John Barry who's score for the film is one of his best...oh if only they couyd bring him back rather than have his clone do the new ones....

Timothy Dalton is very much undervalued in his contribution to the Bond movies but i do feel that in about 10 years & his films will be seen in a different light on how they are looked on today. The producers of the Bond movies really need to do the same again now as they did back in 1987...make Bond a character & no more films like Die Another Day..OK it made them tons of money but is it worth selling the sole of Bond to do it..... Give the role to Clive Owen & make Bond a character again.

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