The Living Daylights (1987) Poster


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Dr. No (1962)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
Moonraker (1979)
Octopussy (1983)

Followed by 

GoldenEye (1995)
Casino Royale (2006)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)

Edited into 

The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 (2000) (Video)


The Living Daylights (1987) (Video Game)


The Third Man (1949)
John Glen had previously worked in the sound department for 'The third man' (with Guy Hamilton, another Bond alumnus, as assistant director) and includes at least two references to the older film in the Vienna-set parts of 'The living daylights'. Both have a key scene set in the Prater ferris wheel; in the Bond version, Necros (posing as a balloon salesman) approaches Bond with the words "Ballon, mein Herr?" ("balloon, Sir?"). Towards the climax of 'The third man', Major Calloway and Sgt Paine are pestered by an elderly balloon salesman with these very same words; the latter is played by Bernard Lee, the original M in the Bond series.
Dr. No (1962)
Goldfinger (1964)
Updated version of the Aston Martin / 25th Birthday series homage
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
In the pre-credits, after Bond cuts open the truck roof, he thrusts his head in first, as Jaws does in the truck.

Referenced in 

James Bond: Licence to Thrill (1987) (TV Movie)
Promotional Documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Christina Pickles/John Mendoza/Ed Gillette (1987) (TV Episode)
During his stand-up routine, John Mendoza mentions having seen the new James Bond movie
Akyat bahay gang (1988)
Music Reused
Sinatra (1988)
An ad of this film can be seen outside a cinema
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Poster advertisements on theatre marquee where it's playing.
Primal Rage (1988)
Lauren has a Living Daylights poster in her apartment.
Licence to Kill (1989)
Both movies have a similar shot of James Bond looking through a sniper scope and opening the eye that is not behind the scope in surprise as he recognises someone.
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Neil Young (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Trelladiko polyteleias (1989)
Poster in Stathis' office
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee: Der Ehrengast (1990) (TV Episode)
a german poster is visible in Idas room
Voodoo (1995)
Andy is asked if his favorite Bond is Connery, Moore, or Dalton
James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today (1996) (Video)
Documentary on the James Bond films
GoldenEye (1997) (Video Game)
One of the multiplayer scenarios is named this film (winner is who captures the flags and holds onto it for the longest time).
The James Bond Story (1999) (TV Movie)
And the Word Was Bond (1999) (TV Movie)
Archive footage interview with Timothy Dalton
Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000) (Video)
Documentary about this film
The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond (2000) (Video)
Reference: Mentions / Discusses
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Life Serial (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the geek trio's discussion about who is the best Bond.
xXx (2002)
Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) (TV Movie)
Extensively mentioned by Maryam D'abo
I'm Alan Partridge: Never Say Alan Again (2002) (TV Episode)
Alan lists it as one of his Bond movies for the marathon.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Timothy Dalton as a 007-esque spy
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Kate says she feels like James Bond when sledding down the snow covered hill.
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (Video)
VHS tape seen
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights (2006) (Video)
Details of its Premiere(s)
Timothy Dalton: On Acting (2006) (Video)
Timothy Dalton talks about playing James Bond which covers The Living Daylights
Family Guy: No Chris Left Behind (2007) (TV Episode)
During the chicken fight, the chicken grabs an electric breadknife and threatens Peter, who then grabs a pot of boiling water and throws it at the chicken.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Bourne jumps from one roof to another while being chased by the police in Tangiers,just like Bond did
The Cult of...: Poldark (2008) (TV Episode)
Reference to Timothy Dalton being James Bond
The Cars of the Bond Movies (2008) (Video)
The Aston Martin DBS V8 Vantage Volante
I Love You, Man (2009)
When Peter is posing like James Bond, Sid tells him to be a bit more Timothy Dalton
2012 (2009)
The characters use a car to drive out of the back of a crashing plane.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Live Wire (2010) (TV Episode)
The Bond film Brosnan had to miss due to his TV contract
80's Dan: The McDLT (2011) (TV Episode)
Dan finds a VHS copy of "The Living Daylights" in his time capsule.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) (Video Game)
Nate fights thugs while hanging hanging out the back of a cargo plane in mid-flight over a desert.
Special Collector's Edition: Amor inmortal (2012) (TV Episode)
The Real Sherlock Holmes (2012) (TV Movie)
poster shown
Star Cars: Attack of the James Bond Vehicles: Comic-Con Exclusive (2012) (TV Episode)
The Astin Martin V8 Vantage is presented
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
poster seen
Skyfall (2012)
Part of Silva's modus operandi is disclosing and assassinating MI6 operatives (a la "Death to Spies").
The Cinema Snob: Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
References Maryam D'Abo's involvement in this movie.
CHIKARA the Living Daylights (2014) (Video)
Title reference
Elstree 1976 (2015)
Spectre (2015)
Austria and Morocco locations; Main villain is apprehended pending arrest rather than killed
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.22 (2016) (TV Episode)
Still shown
The Brontes at the BBC (2016) (TV Movie)
Documentary refers to Timothy Dalton in the role of James Bond
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
VHS copy is shown
World Championship Snooker: 2016: Day 13, Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jason.


Galaxian (1979) (Video Game)
The game is not seen, but can be heard.

Featured in 

James Bond: Licence to Thrill (1987) (TV Movie)
Promotional Documentary
The Making of 'The Living Daylights' Music Video (1987) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
The World of James Bond (1995) (TV Movie)
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files (1997) (TV Movie)
Clip From
The James Bond Story (1999) (TV Movie)
And the Word Was Bond (1999) (TV Movie)
Clip from
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn (2000) (TV Movie)
Includes clip(s) / footage from
Inside 'For Your Eyes Only' (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Inside 'Dr. No' (2000) (Video)
Clips during opening montage
Inside 'Licence to Kill' (2000) (Video)
Shows clip(s) from
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) (TV Short)
Features clips from this film.
Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000) (Video)
Footage / clip from
Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Double-O Stunts (2000) (Video)
Footage / clips from
Inside Q's Lab (2000) (Video)
Clips / footage from
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles (2000) (Video)
Footage of title sequence in this documentary
Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) (TV Movie)
Best Ever Bond (2002) (TV Movie)
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond (2002) (TV Movie)
clips shown
SexTV: Bond Girls Are Forever/The Story of 'V'/A Moment With... Tristan Taormino (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are used in episode.
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Timothy Dalton: The New James Bond (2006) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Dalton and D'Abo Interviews (2006) (Video)
Clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes
Silver Anniversary: The Living Daylights (2006) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Bond. James Bond."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's Movie Gadgets segment
One Hit Wonderland: Take on Me (2012) (TV Episode)
The movie and its theme song are discussed.
Everything or Nothing (2012)
clips shown
Bond's Greatest Moments (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) (TV Special)
James Bond 50th Anniversary tribute.
Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades (2013) (TV Movie)
behind the scenes footage shown
Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Timeshift: Looking for Mr Bond: 007 at the BBC (2015) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The World's Greatest Spy Movies (2016) (TV Movie)
Gadgets seen and discussed

Spoofed in 

Filmpje! (1995)
When Paul de Leeuw sings "My life is a filmpje" this title is sung.
Out Cold (2001)
The Love Punch (2013)
The scene where Kate, Richard, Pen and Jerry, all dressed in black wetsuits, scale a rocky cliff with the help of ropes mimics the pre title sequence of The Living Daylights. The music accompanying the scene also closely resembles the score of this Bond film.

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