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The Living Daylights (1987) Poster

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[Bond finds Whitaker playing with toy soldiers]

James Bond: Pickett's charge was up Cemetary Ridge, not Little Round Top.

Brad Whitaker: I'm reenacting the battle as I would have fought it. Meade was tenacious, but he was cautious. He missed his chances to crush Lee at Gettsyburg.

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Kara Milovy: What happened?

James Bond: He got the boot.

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James Bond: Cheer up, Saunders. The operation is a success. And officially still yours.

Saunders: I have no intention of leaving it at that, Double-O-Seven! I'm reporting to M that you deliberately missed. Your orders were to *kill that sniper*!

James Bond: STUFF my orders! I only kill professionals. That girl didn't know one end of her rifle from the other. Go ahead. Tell M what you want. If he fires me, I'll thank him for it.

James Bond: [beat] Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her.

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[after escaping out of a small jail cell]

Kara Milovy: You were fantastic. We're free.

James Bond: Kara, we're inside a Russian airbase in the middle of Afghanistan.

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Linda: [into phone] It's all so boring here, Margo - there's nothing but playboys and tennis pros.

[sighs]

Linda: If only I could find a real man.

[James Bond, having just dispatched an assassin in a burning truck in mid-air, lands on the boat with a smoldering parachute]

James Bond: I need to use your phone.

[takes it and says into it]

James Bond: She'll call you back.

Linda: You are who?

James Bond: Bond, James Bond.

[into phone]

James Bond: Exercise Control, 007 here. I'll report in an hour.

Linda: [offering drink] Won't you join me?

James Bond: [into phone] Better make that two.

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[James Bond and Kara Milovy snow-slide through customs in a cello case]

James Bond: [yelling] We have nothing to declare.

Kara Milovy: [yelling] Except this cello.

[the word 'cello' echoes through the valley a few times]

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[On Whitaker being crushed under a statue of the Duke of Wellington]

James Bond: He met his Waterloo.

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General Georgi Koskov: I'm sorry, James. For you I have great affection, but we have an old saying: duty has no sweethearts.

James Bond: We have an old saying too, Georgi. And you're full of it.

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James Bond: [Bond is pointing a gun at him] Get down on your knees. Put your hands behind your back.

Leonid Pushkin: You are professional. You do not kill without reason.

James Bond: 2 of our men are dead. Koskov's named you. Why should I disobey my orders?

Leonid Pushkin: I am in the dark as much as you. It is a question of trust. Who do you believe? Koskov, or me?

James Bond: If I trusted Koskov we wouldn't be talking. But as long as you're alive, we'll never know what he's up to.

Leonid Pushkin: [Slowly] Then I must die.

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[last lines]

James Bond: You didn't think I'd miss this performance, did you?

[Bond kisses Kara passionately]

Kara Milovy: Oh, James!

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Miss Moneypenny: That girl must be very talented.

James Bond: Believe me, my interest in her is purely professional.

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James Bond: [in the Aston Martin] I had a few optional extras installed.

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James Bond: [after destroying his car] Glad I insisted you brought that cello.

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James Bond: Just taking the Aston out for a spin, Q.

Q: Be careful, 007! It's just had a new coat of paint!

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Necros: [after Bond allegedly killed General Pushkin] I didn't kill him. Bond did.

General Georgi Koskov: I told you the British believed me. I told you!

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Kara Milovy: [a police car had been cut with a laser] What happened?

James Bond: [mockingly] Salt corrosion.

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Leonid Pushkin: [Bond gets the drop on Pushkin] I take this is not a social call, 007.

James Bond: Correct.

[referring to flowers]

James Bond: You should have brought lilies.

Leonid Pushkin: May I ask why?

James Bond: Smiert Spionum.

Leonid Pushkin: Smiert Spionum? Was a Beria operation, in Stalin's time. It was deactivated 20 years ago.

James Bond: Two of our men are dead.

Leonid Pushkin: My condolences. We had nothing to do with it.

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[after removing his disguise]

Kamran Shah: Thank you both for your help. My name is Kamran Shah. Please forgive the theatricals, it's a hangover from my Oxford days.

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[Referring to his machine gun vs Bond's hand gun]

Brad Whitaker: You've had your eight, now I have my eighty.

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James Bond: I've come for Koskov.

Brad Whitaker: Hell, you can *have* him. As soon as I get my opium. Now where is it?

James Bond: Up in smoke.

Brad Whitaker: [incredulous] You burned up a half a billion bucks?

[Bond nods]

Brad Whitaker: That's too bad, Bond. You could've been a live rich man, instead of a poor dead one.

James Bond: You're *finished*, Whitaker! If the Russians don't get you, the Americans will!

Brad Whitaker: Nah. You know Meade should have taken another 35,000 casualties. Could have ended the rebellion right then and there. Hell, Grant would have done it.

[Whitaker manages to knock Bond off his feet, grab a machine gun and open fire on him]

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[Bond and Saunders meet for the first time]

Saunders: Saunders. Head of Section "V" Vienna. You're *bloody* late. This is a mission, not a fancy dress ball.

James Bond: We have time.

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[after demonstrating a boom-box rocket launcher]

Q: [to Bond] Something we're making for the Americans. It's called a "Ghetto Blaster".

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[struggling with Kara's cello]

James Bond: Why didn't you learn the violin?

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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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[Bond and Saunders are discussing the change of plans on Koskov's defection]

General Georgi Koskov: James. James Bond!

James Bond: [hugging Koskov] Later, General!

James Bond: [to Saunders] Lose them. I'll pick you up at the border, twenty-three hundred hours. Be there.

Saunders: Where are you taking him? How will you get him out?

James Bond: Sorry, old man, section 26, paragraph 5. Need-to-know. Sure you understand.

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General Georgi Koskov: The sniper was a woman.

James Bond: I noticed.

General Georgi Koskov: Some of the best KGB shots are women.

James Bond: Um-hum.

General Georgi Koskov: Did you...

James Bond: I'd rather not talk about it.

General Georgi Koskov: [thinking Bond killed her] Oh, no. Of course not.

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James Bond: Lovely girl with the cello.

Saunders: Forget the ladies for once, Bond.

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[Saunders has just been assassnated]

Kara Milovy: Did you hear?

James Bond: Hear from Georgi?

James Bond: Yes, I *got* the message.

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Leonid Pushkin: Put him on the next plane to Moscow...

General Georgi Koskov: Oh, thank you General, thank you so much...

Leonid Pushkin: ...in the diplomatic bag.

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Kamran Shah: Russkie. Has Colonel Feydor considered my appeal?

Jailer: Yes. Good news. You won't be hung in the morning. You will be SHOT!

Kamran Shah: It's all a mistake. I stole NOTHING!

Jailer: You can tell Allah. When you see him.

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General Georgi Koskov: [seeing the Huey] Who's that for?

Necros: You, Comrade!

[knocks him out with his gun]

Necros: [to third man present] Help him or I'll kill you both!

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Kara Milovy: I've been such a fool.

James Bond: [grasping her hand and squeezing it] We both have.

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James Bond: Relax Georgi. Our engineers have spent months perfecting this.

General Georgi Koskov: How many times have you done this before?

James Bond: You're the first!

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Kara Milovy: I owe everything to Georgi: my place at the Conservatoire, my Strad...

James Bond: Your cello's a Stradivarius?

Kara Milovy: A famous one! The Lady Rose.

James Bond: [incredulous] Quite a present.

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James Bond: I'm posing as Koskov's friend to see what leads I can get from her. You know he bought her a cello in New York, called "The Lady Rose".

Saunders: A cello with a name?

James Bond: It's a Stradivarius.

James Bond: [when Saunders looks none the wiser] They *all* have names. Now where would Koskov get that kind of money? Check it out.

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Brad Whitaker: How do you like my personal pantheon of great commanders?

Leonid Pushkin: Butchers.

Brad Whitaker: Surgeons. They cut away society's dead flesh.

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Rosika Miklos: Remember, when this says 100, turn this. Not before.

[starts to leave]

James Bond: Where are you going?

Rosika Miklos: To take care of the supervisor. When pig goes, his control panel will light up like christmas tree.

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[after successfully allowing Bond to get away by seducing the supervisor, she throws him off her]

Rosika Miklos: [in Czech] What kind of girl do you think I am?

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Felix Leiter: Just what the hell are you trying to do, 007? Start World War III?

James Bond: Felix Leiter. Now what's the CIA doing here?

Felix Leiter: Nice work girls.

Linda: No hard feelings?

James Bond: Just as long as the party's still on.

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James Bond: Don't think. Just let it happen.

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Kamran Shah: [men threaten Bond and Kara]

[talks in different language]

James Bond: What did you tell them?

Kamran Shah: I tell them you not Russian. They no kill you now.

Kara Milovy: Not now? How about later?

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Kamran Shah: I have not had a woman prisoner in a very long time.

[laughs]

Kamran Shah: Strip!

[Kara curses at him]

Kamran Shah: Shout all you want. It's soundproof.

[Bond bends down to pick up his key ring; he hits Bond with a club]

Kamran Shah: I did not tell you to get down.

[Bond starts to rise, but he hits him again]

Kamran Shah: I did not tell you to get up!

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James Bond: [referring to man who beats up another man] Hope he's not invited to dinner.

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Kara Milovy: You dumb, stupid, stubborn, zadnyaya chast' loshadi!

James Bond: What's that supposed to mean?

Kara Milovy: Back end of horse!

James Bond: Are you calling me a horse's arse?

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