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Licence to Kill (1989) Poster

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[Sanchez has just blown up Milton Krest in a decompression chamber full of money, splattering blood all over it]

Perez: What about the money, patron?

Franz Sanchez: Launder it.

[Bond heads for Pam's bedroom]

James Bond: Good night, Q.

Pam Bouvier: Sweet dreams, Mr. Bond.

[closes the door on him]

James Bond: [sighing] I hope you don't snore, Q.

James Bond: This is no place for you, Q. Go home.

Q: Oh, don't be an idiot, 007. I know exactly what you're up to, and quite frankly, you're going to need my help. Remember, if it hadn't been for Q Branch, you'd have been dead long ago.

[opens a case]

Q: Everything for a man on holiday. Explosive alarm clock - guaranteed never to wake up anyone who uses it. Dentonite toothpaste - to be used sparingly, the latest in plastic explosive.

James Bond: I could do with some plastic.

President Hector Lopez: There has been a mistake with my cheque. Look at it! It's *half* the usual amount.

Franz Sanchez: You were very quiet when I was arrested. Remember, you're only president... for life.

[El Presidente takes the cheque and leaves]

[Killifer, who took the bribe, is dangling on a rope over shark-infested water]

Ed Killifer: There's $2 million in that suitcase. I'll split it with you.

James Bond: [menacingly] You earned it. You keep it, Old Buddy!

[Throws the case at him, knocking him into the water]

Sharkey: God, what a terrible waste.

[Bond glares at Sharkey]

Sharkey: Of money.

[Bond stops glaring]

[M confronts Bond in Key West]

M: You were supposed to be in Istanbul LAST NIGHT! I'm afraid this unfortunate Leiter business has

[beat]

M: clouded your judgment! *You have a job to do*! I expect you on a plane this afternoon!

James Bond: I haven't finished here, sir.

M: Leave it to the Americans! It's their mess. Let them clear it up.

James Bond: SIR! They're not going to DO ANYTHING!

James Bond: [calms down] I owe it to Leiter. He's put his life on the line for me many times.

M: Oh SPARE ME this sentimental RUBBISH! He knew the risks.

James Bond: And his WIFE?

M: This private vendetta of yours could easily compromise Her Majesty's government. You have an assignment, and I expect you to carry it out *objectively* and *professionally*!

James Bond: Then you have my resignation, sir!

M: [incensed] We're not a country club, 007!

[pause]

M: Effective immediately, your licence to kill is revoked, and I require you to hand over your weapon. Now. I need hardly remind you that you're still bound by the Official Secrets Act.

James Bond: I guess it's, uh... a farewell to arms.

James Bond: Pam, this is Q, my "uncle". Uncle, this is "Miss Kennedy," my "cousin."

Q: Ah! We must be related.

[kisses her]

[Asked why he has a gun]

James Bond: In my business you prepare for the unexpected.

Franz Sanchez: And what business is that?

James Bond: I help people with problems.

Franz Sanchez: Problem solver.

James Bond: More of a problem eliminator.

[Pam is dressed in a white robe, making her look like an angel]

Dario: [slowly looks at her] Ha! Ha! Ha! You're dead!

Pam Bouvier: [raises a gun] You took the words right out of my mouth!

[shoots him]

Truman-Lodge: [after two of the tanker trucks are destroyed] BRILLIANT! Well done, Franz! Another eighty-million dollar *write-off*!

Sanchez: Then I guess it's time to start cutting overhead.

[shoots him]

[Felix is being lowered into a pool full of sharks]

Franz Sanchez: I just want you to know that this is nothing personal. It's purely business.

Felix Leiter: Killing me won't stop anything, Sanchez!

Franz Sanchez: There are worse things than dying, hombre.

[Lowers him into the shark pit]

Felix Leiter: See you in hell!

Franz Sanchez: No, no. Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

[Sanchez and Krest have just discovered a lot of money in Krest's pressure chamber]

Milton Krest: That's not my money, I swear!

Franz Sanchez: That's right, amigo. It's mine!

Franz Sanchez: [grabs Krest] You think I'm stupid! HUH! You rip me off then use my own money to PAY someone to KILL ME? You want it so bad? Then TAKE IT!

[kicks Krest into the pressure chamber]

[Sanchez is about to put Bond onto a conveyor leading to a cocaine grinder]

Franz Sanchez: When it gets up to your ankles, you're going to beg to tell me everything. When it gets up to your knees, you'll kiss my ass to kill you.

[Bond sees that Sharkey has been killed]

James Bond: You'd better find yourself a new lover!

Lupe Lamora: Don't you men know any other way?

James Bond: It's Sanchez's way! You seem to like it!

Ed Killifer: Freeze! Over by the trap door, old buddy.

James Bond: Is this where you put your old buddy Felix?

Ed Killifer: Not me. Chalk that one up to Sanchez and Krest.

[Bond points a harpoon at the man who killed Sharkey]

James Bond: Compliments of Sharkey!

[shoots him]

[Sanchez is about to kill James]

Franz Sanchez: You could have had everything.

James Bond: Don't you want to know why?

[Shows Sanchez Felix's lighter, then sets Sanchez on fire]

Franz Sanchez: [after telling Krest to keep his mistress on his boat] Hey. No fooling around with my girl.

Milton Krest: Are you kidding? After what you did to that guy in the Islands?

Franz Sanchez: You liked my little Valentine, huh?

James Bond: [Pam kisses Bond] Why don't you wait until you're asked?

Pam Bouvier: Why don't you ask me?

[kisses Bond again]

[last lines]

[Bond kisses Pam after jumping into a swimming pool after her]

Pam Bouvier: Why don't you wait until you're asked?

James Bond: So why don't you ask me?

[Sharkey asks about Felix]

Sharkey: How is he?

James Bond: His left leg's gone below the knee. But they might be able to save his arm.

Rasmussen: You can bet it was a chainsaw. Colombians love to use them on informers. Hell, they sell more here than the state of Oregon.

[Rasmussen leaves]

Sharkey: Chainsaw my ass. I know a shark bite when I see one.

Felix Leiter: There's only one law down there. Sanchez's Law! Plomo o Plata.

James Bond: [nodding] Lead or Silver.

[after Bond has introduced Pam as his executive secretary Miss Kennedy]

Pam Bouvier: It's *Ms. Kennedy*. And why can't you be *my* executive secretary?

James Bond: We're south of the border. It's a man's world.

[Kwang and his Hong Kong agents have captured Bond]

Kwang: Who would have a signature gun?

Fallon: James Bond.

[examines the gun]

Fallon: This is the property of Her Majesty's Government. How did *you* get it?

James Bond: Piss off!

Kwang: Who ordered you to kill Sanchez?

Fallon: No one! He's a rogue agent. I've got orders to bring him back one way or another.

Kwang: We're Hong Kong Narcotics, you BASTARD!

[grabs Bond]

Kwang: Sanchez is taking us to the heart of his operations. I've been setting it up for years!

[menacingly]

Kwang: I just hope that little stunt of yours hasn't scared him off!

James Bond: [Sanchez' army is at the hideout] Get me out of these bloody things!

Fallon: No, Commander. You're a loose cannon on deck.

[prepares syringe]

Fallon: I'm shipping you straight back to London.

[Bond struggles until Sanchez' army attacks]

[Sanchez and his men have caught Lupe in bed with another man]

Franz Sanchez: [to Lupe] What did he promise you? His heart?

[to Dario]

Franz Sanchez: Give her his heart!

[Dario pulls a knife]

Lupe Lamora: [as the man is being removed] No. No Franz. I didn't mean any harm.

Franz Sanchez: It's okay, baby. No te preocupes. We all make mistakes.

[produces a whip]

Franz Sanchez: Your escapades are getting more creative.

Lupe Lamora: Por favor, Franz.

Franz Sanchez: Not a word.

[Sanchez whips her while Dario cuts out her lover's heart]

Heller: I can get the trucks out! But I don't think I can control the fire!

Franz Sanchez: Forget the fire! Get some cars, we're gonna take the tankers with us!

Truman-Lodge: Wait a minute! This setup cost us $32 million! We've got to try and save it!

Franz Sanchez: I don't give a SHIT about the setup! We've got $500 million in the case, and 20 tonnes of Colombian pure IN THE TANKERS! Now GO HELP HELLER!

Truman-Lodge: But we've got a deal with the Orientals. We've got their money.

Franz Sanchez: I said GO HELP HELLER!

Franz Sanchez: SeƱor Bond, you got big cojones. You come here, to my place, without references, carrying a piece, throwing around a lot of money... but you should know something: nobody saw you come in, so nobody has to see you go out.

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Della Leiter: [kissing Bond] That's a custom, you see. The bride always gets to kiss her best man.

James Bond: I thought it was the other way around.

Della Leiter: Aww...

[kisses him again]

Della Leiter: Oh, James, would you mind? Felix is still in the study and we've got to cut this cake.

James Bond: I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.

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[a fork lift truck bursts through a wall with a Heller impaled on the forks]

Pam Bouvier: Oh, God, it's Heller.

James Bond: Yeah. Looks like he came to a dead end.

[explosions are heard]

James Bond: Come on!

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Franz Sanchez: In this business, there's a lot of cash. And a lot of people with their hands out.

Kwang: In a word... bribery.

Franz Sanchez: Exactly. He took the words right out of my pocket.

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[Repeated line]

Professor Joe Butcher: Bless your heart!

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[their boat just died]

Pam Bouvier: Out of Gas. I haven't heard that one in a long time.

James Bond: Well, they must have hit the fuel line.

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James Bond: [aiming the signiture gun at Sanchez's office window] Watch the birdy, you bastard.

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[Leiter sees the traitor cop]

Felix Leiter: Killifer?

Ed Killifer: Sorry, ol' buddy, but two mil's a helluva chunk o' dough.

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[after a gunfight with henchmen]

Felix Leiter: [to Bond] Hey, observer! You trying to get yourself killed?

James Bond: If I don't get you back in time for the wedding, I'm a dead man for sure!

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Franz Sanchez: Drug dealers of the world, unite!

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[first lines]

AWACS radar operator: We have a mid-course deviation. Target heading 036, 126 miles, bearing 062, Havana VOR.

Voice of DEA agent: He's landing at Cray Key. Advise Key West Drug Enforcement.

AWACS radar operator: Roger, sir. AWACS to Key West. Key West Drug Enforcement, please come in.

Voice of DEA agent: If they hurry, they just might be able to grab the bastard.

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Felix Leiter: Where's my wife?

Dario: Don't worry. We gave her a nice Honeymooooon.

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Hawkins: Local cops got a tip about a warehouse last night. Turned up 500 keys of Colombian pure, couple of stiffs, and a little bit of piece of what used to be Killifer.

James Bond: Good. At least someone's on the case.

Hawkins: You may be a pal of Leiter's, but I can only cover up so much. The DEA is screaming to know what happened. You know, we... we've got laws in this country, too.

James Bond: Do you have a law against what they did to Leiter?

[a couple of men arrive to escort Bond]

Hawkins: Look... you're in over your head. This is where it ends, Commander.

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[James Bond reluctantly takes Della's garter]

Della Leiter: Did I say something wrong?

Felix Leiter: He was married once. But it was a long time ago.

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[Heller takes an arsenal case, only to be caught by a suspicious Sanchez]

Heller: Hey. I was making sure these were secure.

Sanchez: It's a good idea. Take them up to my car.

Heller: Of course.

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[a couple of divers arrive with Sharky's corpse]

Milton Krest: Nice work, Clive.

Clive: Thanks, Mr. Krest. Guest what? His name was Sharkey.

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[Pam saves Bond from Dario, who is then violently decimated in a crushing machine]

Pam Bouvier: Are you all right?

James Bond: SWITCH THE BLOODY MACHINE OFF!

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James Bond: Bond, James Bond

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James Bond: Miss Kennedy would you get me a medium-dry Vodka Martini...

Pam Bouvier: Why don't you ask...

James Bond: Shaken, not stirred.

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Hawkins: [after checking an airplane] No Sanchez.

Felix Leiter: Damn!

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Pam Bouvier: [Mocking Lupe Lamora] I love James so much.

[Normal voice]

Pam Bouvier: I'll be damned if I help him.

Q: Look... Don't judge him too harshly, my dear. Field operatives much often use every means that their disposal to achieve their objectives.

Pam Bouvier: Bullshit!

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