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A View to a Kill (1985)

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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.

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 ... Sir Godfrey 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 USSR 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 a innocent guilty 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, whilst dragging Stacy Sutton along for the ride. Written by simon

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Taglines:

Has JANE BOND met his match? [USA] [withdrawn U.K. one sheet] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangereusement vôtre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,294,435, 27 May 1985

Gross USA:

$50,327,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,627,960
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Eiffel Tower jump was made from a platform extending out into the air, which was necessary in order to perform the stunt. The platform was painted the same color as the Eiffel Tower, and it can still be seen in the final film's footage. See more »

Goofs

At the drawbridge, with the cop cars having crashed into each other sliding down the raised bridge, the operator makes a move to lower the bridge. But the motion of the counterweight crushing the police captain's car is indicative of the bridge rising, not lowering. See more »

Quotes

[Hovering over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in their airship]
May Day: Wow! What a view!
Max Zorin: To a KILL!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The German theatrical version and subsequent VHS releases were slightly cut to obtain a "Not under 12" rating. Among the cuts were a brief close-up of the poisened butterfly at Aubergine's neck, water mixing with blood in the scene where a KGB agent is thrown into a pipeline and several shots showing Zorin and Scarpine killing the mine workers. For its DVD release in 2001 the film was resubmitted to the FSK which waived all previous cuts. See more »

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Soundtracks

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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UNDERRATED "GUILTY PLEASURE" ENTRY IN THE BOND SERIES
13 November 2004 | by megabeady3See all my reviews

This 1985 Bond film is one of the better entries in the Bond series, even if the story is a bit absurd. It's not quite as good as some of the 1960's classics, and Tanya Roberts is simply awful as the heroine, but Roger Moore is always a treat to watch, and Christopher Walken is solid, if a bit low-key. Some of the scenes in France drag on (the "horse steroids" subplot is tangential to the main story about microchips), but A View to a Kill is still more intelligent than the mindless, over-the-top-action-over-storyline Bonds of the Pierce Brosnan era. Roger Moore is the second-best bond because of his wit alone. If you have to guess who the BEST Bond is, you obviously don't know your Bond history very well.


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