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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.


John Glen


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 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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Official Sites:

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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:

$13,294,435, 27 May 1985

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Third official Bond movie to not state the title of the next Bond movie during the ending credits. Neither Dr. No (1962) nor Thunderball (1965) stated the next movie at the end of their credits either. See more »


The locomotive that Scarpine drives/rides in the quarry throughout the mine sequence has an all green radiator, but when he and Zorin come out of the mine, the top of the radiator is black. See more »


Max Zorin: This will hurt him more than me.
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Alternate Versions

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Seventh and last Bond-Moore entry with suspense,intrigue and unstopped action
20 June 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

James Bond-Roger Moore- in his last appearance,the first was ¨Live and let Die¨ .This new mission takes him to the France and USA ,where he must fight the stylish villainous Max Zorin(Christopher Walken). After an impressive adventure in the Arctic,extravagant OO7 is assigned by MI6: M(Bernard Lee),Minister of Defence(Geoffrey Keen),Q(Desmond LLewelyn) a dangerous mission concerning to microchips: It's a silicon integrate circuit essential to all modern computers,until recently ,all microchips were susceptible to damage from the intense magnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion.One burst in outer space over UK and everything with a microchip in it,from the modern toaster to sophisticated computers and the defence systems would be rendered absolutely useless.UK would be paralysed at the Russians mercy,that's why one of the private defence contractor,came up with this : a chip totally impervious to magnetic pulse damage.Placed on the micro-comparator and compared with the chip Bond recovered from the body of 003 in Siberia,bringing the two images together resulted are identical,six months ago a company was acquired by an Anglo-French combine,Zorin industries.Max Zorin is a perfect baddie,here is his biography(the film warns neither the name nor any other character is meant to portray a real company or actual person): Born in Dresden,fled from East Germany in the sixties,ex-KGB agent,nowadays is immensely rich,he actually is a product of a genetic Nazi experiment,French passport,he's a leading French industrialist,a staunch anti-communist with influential friends in the government,speak at least five-languages ,no accent ,now he deals the Bourse and the City,made his first fortune in oil and gas and second in electric and hi-tech.Zorin celebrates a reunion with magnates,he explain them ¨the project main strike¨aboard a private blimp,they pay 100 million dollars,except one,who will be rewarded with unfortunate finale.Another characters are : Stacey Sutton( a beauty Tanya Roberts),a geologist in charge supervision oil refineries,she discovers the Zorin plan: a bomb explosion and originate an earthquake destroying California's Silicon Valley. May Day(Grace Jones),she's an art martial expert,similar Zorin,her origin is a genetic programme.Scarpine(Patrick Bauchau)is the Zorin's chief security,he's such baddie as him.Sir Godfrey Tibbett(Patrick Mcnee:Avengers),MI6 agent accompanies to Bond,he's disguised as chauffeur to enter the Zorin's properties.Besides habitual Bond series: Lois Maxwell(MonneyPenny),Geoffrey Keen,Desmond Llewellyn,Walter Gotell(General Gogol) and of course the gorgeous Bond girls: Fiona Fullerton,Alison Doody(Indiana Jones and the last Crusade)among others. The highlights film are the following: the breathtaking May Day scape in parachute with pursuit by Bond,the race horses with continuous set ups against OO7; the Town Hall burning with risked rescue of Stacey Sutton by James Bond and of course the confrontation-denouement over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and fighting on dirigible. The film contains action packed ,apocalyptic and overwhelming scenarios along with the typically glossy ingredients series but Roger Moore looks a little boring ,in fact is his Bond last film.Colorful,spectacular cinematography by Alan Hume and appropriate-as usual-musical score by John Barry.Main title song is catching and is performed by Duran Duran.The motion picture is professionally directed by John Glen.

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