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A View to a Kill (1985)

The recovery of a microchip off the body of a fellow agent, leads James Bond to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.

Director:

John Glen

Writers:

Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Christopher Walken ... Max Zorin
Tanya Roberts ... Stacey Sutton
Grace Jones ... May Day
Patrick Macnee ... Tibbett
Patrick Bauchau ... Scarpine
David Yip ... Chuck Lee
Fiona Fullerton ... Pola Ivanova
Manning Redwood ... Bob Conley
Alison Doody ... Jenny Flex
Willoughby Gray ... Dr. Carl Mortner
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Robert Brown ... M
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
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Storyline

James Bond has one more mission. Bond returns from his travels in the U.S.S.R. with a computer chip. This chip is capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that would otherwise destroy a normal chip. The chip was created by Zorin Industries, and Bond heads off to investigate its owner, Max Zorin. Zorin may only seem like an innocent man, but is really planning to set off an earthquake in San Andreas, which will wipe out all of Silicon Valley. As well as Zorin, Bond must also tackle May Day and equally menacing companion of Zorin, while dragging Stacy Sutton along for the ride. Written by simon

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Trivia

The C.I.A. requested facial-recognition technology after its appearance in this movie, although the capacity for it was not possible at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is fighting Zorin's men in Sutton's mansion at the top of the stairs, the railing is perfectly precut and gives way as Bond pushes the thug past the railing, with only the slightest pressure. See more »

Quotes

Scarpine: It's time to flood the fault.
Bob Conley: But May Day and my men!
Max Zorin: Yes. A convenient coincidence.
Bob Conley: Mr. Zorin, those men are LOYAL to you!
[Scarpine knocks him out]
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits disclaimer "Neither the name 'Zorin' nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" appears right before the gunbarrel opening sequence. It was added after producers discovered a real company run by a person named "Zoran." See more »

Alternate Versions

A deleted scene presented on the DVD shows Bond being bailed out of a Paris jail by M following his taxi chase of May Day. The scene shows Bond collecting his personal effects, including the wristwatch with garrote wire from From Russia with Love, an ink pen filled with acid, and a cigarette lighter that's a flame thrower. See more »

Connections

Followed by GoldenEye (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Wine, Women, and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang)
(uncredited)
Composed by Johann Strauss
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There wasn't anything wrong with this one...
15 December 2006 | by diamond_martiniSee all my reviews

Despite Roger Moore being a little over the hill for his last Bond film, I still loved it.

The basic premise of this movie is, yes, I admit it, similar to Goldfinger. Christopher Walken who happened to be a product of Nazi experimentation plans to destroy silicone valley and have a monopoly on the computer chip market. This was a great story line, especially in the 1980's when computers were becoming cool.

Tonya Roberts, In my humble opinion was probably the most beautiful Bond girl there was. Her sexy throaty whisper was intoxicating. May Day (Walken's strange and muscular girlfriend) added so much too the story, especially what she did at the end.

Despite what people say about this being one of the worst 007 movies, it had a solid story. An amazing performance by Christopher Walken and a very sexy Tanya Roberts. This movie should at least be somewhere in the middle of your James Bond list. So please give this one a chance, it's one of my favorites. Oh, and we can't forget the theme song, which has to be the best James Bond theme ever, and you can't deny that.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A View to a Kill See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,687,114, 26 May 1985

Gross USA:

$50,327,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,327,960
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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