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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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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Bond Is Back - Action Packed As Ever [UK poster] See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

This is the only Bond film that has the distinction of being placed on Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's Worst of The Year list. Siskel in particular never cared for Roger Moore as Bond. See more »

Goofs

Obvious double for Patrick Macnee during the warehouse fight. It starts at 40:17. Their positions also change, with the stand-in sitting almost upright, while Patrick Macnee is almost vertical. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Police Captain: [as he's chasing Bond and Stacey] Captain to all units: Intercept murder suspect in a stolen fire truck. He MAY be armed... and he's SURE dangerous!
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Crazy Credits

James Bond will return 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

Referenced in Spectre (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

California Girls
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
© Almo/Irving Music
Performed by Gidea Park and The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Adrian Baker
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Great movie, one of my all time favorites...
7 October 2019 | by imdb-99252See all my reviews

Great cast, great movie, great musical score... No disappointments, and an absolute must see, if you're a bond fan...


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Country:

UK | Iceland | USA

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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