. . . is a main achievement of INSIDE LICENSE TO KILL. Producer Michael Wilson notes that his step-dad, original Bond co-producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, took great pride in pinching pennies on the production of James Bond films, cutting more and more corners to make each of the five 1980s Agent 007 flicks for the exact same expenditure (NOT adjusted for inflation, which happened to be exceptionally high during that decade). Various crew members admit at the end of INSIDE KILL that this 16th Bond feature bombed at the U.S. box office (since the discriminating American audience was smart enough to realize from the trailers when movie folks were trying to take them "for a ride"). By 1989, Mexico was the only semi-developed country in the world where the going rate was 10 years behind-the-times, so Mr. Broccoli said to shoot there, or else THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS from 1987 would serve as James Bond's tombstone. Being a "hands on" kind of guy, Mr. B. was on-set in Mexico until "thin polluted air" threatened his life. This is what is known as an upper respiratory case of Montezuma's Revenge.
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