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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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Adventure Above And Beyond All Other Bonds 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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Trivia

This is the only James Bond movie to have the title from an Ian Fleming work be amended or changed in some way. The source title which is from the "For Your Eyes Only" collection of short stories was called "From a View to a Kill". This was also this movie's working title, as seen in the end credits of Octopussy (1983), but the word "From" was dropped before filming began in May 1984. See more »

Goofs

For Zorin's plan to have worked (flooding Silicon Valley and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and uncounted billions in property losses) his role in the event could never be uncovered. Yet James Bond uncovers his plan relatively quickly in the film's narrative and yet never goes to the US government with the information. Even if the US government somehow did not believe Bond initially, in the aftermath of the disaster, Zorin's arrest and prosecution would be virtual certainties along with the seizure of all of his available assets. Basically unless Zorin's "plan" was to kill and destroy for nothing, he failed when Bond discovered his involvement in the scheme. See more »

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James Bond: Well my dear, I take it you spend quite a lot of time in the saddle.
Jenny Flex: Yes, I love an early morning ride.
James Bond: Well, I'm an early riser myself.
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Referenced in Con Air (1997) See more »

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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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Very good!!!
9 December 2002 | by blakeboyukSee all my reviews

This is a good Bond film, but sadly is the last with Roger as 007. Despite this, A View to a Kill has one of if not the best Bond bad guys ever. Chris Walken is in fine form as the evil Zorin - a psychopathic mega-lo-maniac with his eyes set on computer domination of the world by destroying silicone valley. I found his devilish laughter, especially just before he dies, one of the best moments in the film. Also his horse related exchanges with 007 are swiftly and enjoyable executed. Obviously Moore does it again with a fine portrayal as JB. The scene with the Iceberg, the fight at Miss Suttons house, the fire truck, the race course are particularly enjoyable. Grace Jones is VERY scary as May Day and certainly one of the most unusual Bond girls. Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton is fine and does what all Bond girls are supposed to do - say "oh James" at the end of the film. With Lois Maxwell and Roger Moore leaving the series its a good swan song for them both. (Also, the title Duran Duran sequence is probably the best of the lot with its colourful 80's imagery and the punchy track from a great band!)


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