329 user 85 critic

A View to a Kill (1985)

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley.


John Glen


Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
2,711 ( 702)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Octopussy (1983)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen
Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British weapons communication/control device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director: John Glen
Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

Director: John Glen
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

James Bond goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. Agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.

Director: John Glen
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell
Moonraker (1979)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama
Thunderball (1965)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

James Bond heads to the Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas


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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Adventure Above And Beyond All Other Bonds See more »


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

MGM [United States]




English | French

Release Date:

24 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A View to a Kill See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,687,114, 26 May 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In a December 2007 interview, Sir Roger Moore said regarding this movie, "I was only about four hundred years too old for the part." See more »


When the airship gondola explodes, the reduction in weight should make the gasbag shoot upwards (not sink gently into San Francisco Bay) even though it's ruptured at the bottom, since the gas it still contains is much lighter than air. See more »


[May Day walks into her room and finds Bond naked in her bed]
James Bond: May Day, where have you been? I've been waiting for you... to take care of me, personally.
[Zorin nods to May Day, and she enters silently in the room]
James Bond: I see you're a woman of very few words.
May Day: What's there to say?
See more »

Crazy Credits

James Bond will return See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version the opening gun barrel dots were red and the rest was black and white. Every home video print since has changed the dots to white. See more »


Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: A View to a Kill (2013) See more »


Wine, Women, and Song (Wein, Weib und Gesang)
Composed by Johann Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Moore's last decent Bond very underrated and unappreciated good 007 flick
12 November 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

A View to a Kill (1985) is guilty pleasure of mine. I don't think it is a terrible movie like mostly people are saying. I love this film always did and it is one of my favorite Bond films. This is the last Roger Moore movie he did before he was passing on Timothy Dalton. It is very underrated and I know that Roger Moore him self has stated that A View to a Kill is his at least favorite James Bond film because Christopher Walken was machine gunning everyone. I have enjoyed the film it was fast paced, entertaining and it had action. I know it does have flaws and mistakes like every movie does. I have enjoyed action and Roger Moore was good in his performance. He did 100% off him and he is acting was decent it wasn't so much goofy or terrible in my opinion.

A View to a Kill is the 14th entry in the official James Bond series and the final film to star Roger Moore in the role of Agent 007. The 1985 installment follows Bond as he investigates a possible plot to destroy California's Silicon Valley. The film's cast includes Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Tanya Roberts and Dolph Lundgren, who made his acting debut.

I will say I have simply enjoy this flick more then I did The Man With The Golden Gun, Octopussy, From Russia With Love, Skyfall, Spectre, Quantum of Solace, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and of course the worst Bond ever On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

The cast: Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton was in my opinion good Bond girl. I have read so many negative comments about her performance. Because she was screaming, she was way too young for Roger Moore she looked like his daughter etc. I disagree she was good and I have enjoyed her performance.

Grace Jones as May Day was another bad girl just like Famke Janssen in GoldenEye. Grace Jones was good as May Day Zorin's lover and chief henchwoman I thought she was really good at her performance.

Christopher Walken was good as Max Zorin: a psychopathic industrialist he was really a good bad guy and I have enjoyed his performance. He did his job good and convincing and it was good in his good effort.

This was really the only movie that was filmed in the USA in which they used Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The movie really had a lot of action scenes. The car chases in San Francisco with fire truck the cops are chasing Bond and he with Stacey is fleeing trough the bridge. I love the mining scene in which May Day (Grace Jones) slide down Bond and they bring the larger bomb that would destroy the lock. They put the bomb on a handcar and push it out of the mine along a railroad line. May Day stays on the car to hold the faulty brake lever, sacrificing her own life as the bomb explodes.

Great stunt on Eiffel Tower in which May Day jumps off the Eiffel Tower really great stunt scene. Great car scene in which Bond is chasing May Day with a stolen car. I know it was a stuntman and Roger Moore did not drive the car. In Stacey's house the fight with Bond and Zorin's henchman that wasn't Roger Moore fighting them that was his stuntman and it was funny, I thought the stuntman did a good job. But Tanya Roberts did her own stunts and she was good.

I liked the opening scene in which Bond use a flare gun and shots down the helicopter that was cool. I really enjoy the song A View to a Kill from Duran Duran. I have enjoy the horse riding that was really joy able to me in which Bond races with the horse on the race track with Zorin and Zorin's henchman has set booby traps for Bond and Zorin's men get caught instead. I like Bond with a shotgun Remington and he has a rock salt in it. Pretty cool the first time we see Bond with the shotgun and rock salt.

I did not thought that Roger Moore was that old or was that horrible, no he was really good at acting. I am sorry just my opinion. I like the burning elevator in the building in which Bond escapes and saves Stacey I love that sequence.

I miss those kind of movies: like Rambo, Superman and James Bond 007 Roger Moore I miss movie like this? Why can't we get movies like this one back. Again I did not thought Tanya Roberts was horrible or Roger Moore is too old and Tanya Roberts is his daughter. This movie to me is unappreciated and I wasn't bored with it!

9/10 better the Octopussy in my opinion it was good in my opinion. I have seen this movie so many times and I have always enjoyed it I always had fun with it.

106 of 114 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 329 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed