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Licence to Kill ()


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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.

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James Bond
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Pam Bouvier
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Franz Sanchez
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Lupe Lamora
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Milton Krest
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Sharkey
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Felix Leiter
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Professor Joe Butcher
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Dario
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Truman-Lodge
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Ed Killifer
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Q
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President Hector Lopez (as Pedro Armendariz)
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Della Churchill Leiter
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Heller
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Miss Moneypenny
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Kwang
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Hawkins
Alejandro Bracho ...
Perez
Guy De Saint Cyr ...
Braun
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Mullens
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Loti (as Diana Lee-Hsu)
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Fallon
Jeannine Bisignano ...
Stripper
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Montelongo
Cynthia Fallon ...
Consuelo
Enrique Novi ...
Rasmussen
Osami Kawawo ...
Oriental
George Belanger ...
Doctor
Roger Cudney ...
Wavekrest Captain
Honorato Magaloni ...
Chief Chemist
Jorge Russek ...
Pit Boss
Sergio Corona ...
Bellboy
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Ninja (as Stuart Kwan)
José Abdala ...
Tanker Driver (as Jose Abdala)
Teresa Blake ...
Ticket Agent
Samuel Benjamin Lancaster ...
Della's Uncle
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Casino Manager (as Juan Peleaz)
Mark Kelty ...
Coast Guard Radio Operator
Humberto Elizondo ...
Hotel Assistant Manager (as Umberto Elizondo)
Fidel Garriga ...
Sanchez's Driver (as Fidel Carriga)
Edna Bolkan ...
Barrelhead Waitress
Eddie Edenfield ...
Clive
Jeff Moldovan ...
Warehouse Guard
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Warehouse Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Martinez ...
Customs officer
Gerardo Albarrán ...
Alvarez (uncredited)
Tom Bahr ...
Marshall #1 (uncredited)
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Marshall Driver (uncredited)
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Seaplane Pilot (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Alter Boy (St. Mary Star of the Sea Church) (uncredited)
Alex Edlin ...
Marshall #2 (uncredited)
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Traveler (uncredited)
Lars Lundgren ...
Probe Operator (uncredited)
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Barrelhead Bar Patron (uncredited)
John Sabol ...
Naval Officer (uncredited)
Jorge Valdés García ...
Casino Guest (uncredited)
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DEA Agent (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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John Glen

Written by

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Michael G. Wilson ... (written by) and
Richard Maibaum ... (written by)
 
Ian Fleming ... (characters)

Produced by

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Albert R. Broccoli ... producer
Barbara Broccoli ... associate producer
Tom Pevsner ... associate producer
Michael G. Wilson ... producer

Music by

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Michael Kamen

Cinematography by

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Alec Mills ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Grover

Editorial Department

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Ross Adams ... assistant editor
Richard Fettes ... assistant editor
Matthew Glen ... assembly editor
Rob Green ... assistant editor
Mark Mostyn ... assistant editor
John Nuth ... assistant editor
Carlos Puente ... editor: Mexico
Wayne Smith ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins

Production Design by

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Peter Lamont

Art Direction by

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Dennis Bosher
Michael Lamont

Set Decoration by

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Michael Ford

Costume Design by

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Jodie Lynn Tillen ... (as Jodie Tillen)

Makeup Department

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Tricia Cameron ... hair styles supervisor
Naomi Donne ... makeup supervisor
George Frost ... makeup supervisor
Dinah Holt ... hair stylist: second unit (as Di Holt) / makeup artist: second unit (as Di Holt)
Norma Webb ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Efren Flores ... production manager
Philip Kohler ... production manager
Ned Kopp ... production supervisor: Florida
Héctor López ... production supervisor: Mexico (as Hector Lopez)
Crispin Reece ... production manager: Mexico
Iris Rose ... unit manager
Anthony Waye ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marcia Gay ... second assistant director: second unit
Miguel Gil ... assistant director
Miguel Lima ... assistant director
Terry Madden ... first assistant director: second unit
Callum McDougall ... second assistant director
Batan Silva ... first assistant director: second unit (as Sebastian Silva)
Arthur Wooster ... second unit director

Art Department

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Andrew Ackland-Snow ... assistant art director
Gilly Noyes Court ... scenic artist (as Gilly Noyes-Court)
Ken Court ... art director: Florida
Roger W. Deer ... sketch artist (as Roger Deer)
Tony Graysmark ... construction manager
Bernie Hearn ... stand-by propman (as Bernard Hearn)
Bert Hearn ... property master
Richard Helfritz ... set decorator: Florida
Richard Holland ... assistant art director
Neil Lamont ... assistant art director
Daniel Miller ... sculptor
Rodney Pincott ... stand-by propman: second unit
Ron Quelch ... production buyer
Héctor Romero ... assistant art director (as Hector Romero)
Bob Walker ... graphics (as Robert Walker)
Frederic C. Weiler ... set decorator: Florida (as Fredrick Weiler)
Jamie White ... apprentice carpenter
Alejandro Ayala ... art assistant (uncredited)
William A. Cimino ... set dresser (uncredited)
Stephen P. Durante ... leadman (uncredited)
Teri Anne Kopp ... art department assistant: US (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Auguste ... sound editor
Graham V. Hartstone ... re-recording mixer (as Graham Hartstone)
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... additional sound effects
Vernon Messenger ... sound editor
Peter Musgrave ... sound editor
Edward Tise ... sound recordist
Martin Trevis ... boom operator
Ross Adams ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Sandy Buchanan ... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Mark Mostyn ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Clive Beard ... special effects technician
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects coordinator: Florida (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Chris Corbould ... special effects supervisor: second unit
Neil Corbould ... special effects: first unit
Laurencio Cordero ... special effects supervisor: Mexico
Daniel Dark ... special effects: underwater team
Nick Finlayson ... special effects technician
Sergio Jara ... special effects supervisor: Mexico
Peter Pickering ... special effects technician
Paul Whybrow ... special effects technician: second unit
Andy Williams ... special effects technician: second unit
Jose A. Cordero ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey S. Farley ... shark puppet crew (uncredited)
Steve Hamilton ... senior special effects technician (uncredited)
Sergio Jara Jr. ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Thomas Kittle ... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce E. Merlin ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Hal Miles ... animatronic supervisor (uncredited)
Nigel Nixon ... special effects model maker (uncredited)
Marcus Richardson ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
James L. Roberts ... special effects (uncredited)
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gregory Rae Stone ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Alan Church ... Optical effects: Titles & Gun Barrel Sequence
John Richardson ... special visual effects
Craig Chandler ... optical camera (uncredited)
Alan Church ... optical camera operator (uncredited)
Julian Parry ... model unit (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gerardo Albarrán ... stunt supervisor (as Gerardo Moreno)
Alex Arnold ... stunt diver
Mark Bahr ... stunts
Gilbert Bataille ... stunt driving team
Marc Boyle ... stunt supervisor
Jake Brake ... stunt double
Didier Brule ... stunt driving team
Julian Bucio ... stunts
Jorge Cardenas ... stunt diver
Juan Dario Corona ... stunt diver
Jo Cote ... stunt driving team
Simon Crane ... stunt double: Timothy Dalton
Manuel Cárdenas ... stunt diver (as Manuel Cardenas)
Steve Dent ... stunts
Alex Edlin ... stunts
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof ... aerial stunt supervisor (as 'Corkey' Fornof)
Jean-Claude Houbart ... stunt driving team
Dominique Julienne ... stunt driving team
Rémy Julienne ... driving stunts arranger (as Remy Julienne)
Javier Lambert ... stunts
Jake Lombard ... aerial stunt double: Timothy Dalton
Emilio Magaña ... stunt diver
Artie Malesci ... stunt supervisor (as Art Malesci)
Mauricio Martínez ... stunts
David Reinhart ... barefoot ski double: Timothy Dalton
Paul Weston ... stunt coordinator
B.J. Worth ... parachute stunt coordinator
Tom Bahr ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Marc Boyle ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Giacomazzi ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Jackson ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jake Lombard ... stunt rigger (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Lars Lundgren ... stunts (uncredited)
Marc Mercury ... actor (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti ... stunts (uncredited)
Rafael Valdez ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Curtis Williams ... stunt diver (uncredited)
B.J. Worth ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Atherfold ... camera grip: second unit (as Ken Atherfold)
Ramón Bravo ... underwater photographer (as Ramon Bravo)
Donald Bryant ... second camera operator: Mexico
Frank Elliott ... camera focus
John Elton ... second camera operator: Florida
Mike Evans ... camera focus: second unit (as Michael Evans)
Pepe Flores ... underwater assistant camera
Mike Frift ... camera operator (as Michael Frift)
Keith Hamshere ... still photographer
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... camera grip (as Chunky Huse)
Edward Knott III ... key grip: Florida (as Eddie Knott III)
Malcolm MacIntosh ... camera operator: second unit
Phil Pastuhov ... camera operator: aerial team
Tim Ross ... second camera operator: Mexico
John Tythe ... electrical supervisor
George Whitear ... still photographer: second unit
Arthur Wooster ... photographer: second unit
Norman Zuckerman ... electrical supervisor: Florida
Andrew Cooper ... photographer: underwater unit (uncredited)
Jack Gittings ... underwater lighting: second unit (uncredited)
Erik Hollander ... additional still photographer (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Simon Mills ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Gary Ryan ... best boy rigging gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Claudia Becker ... casting: Mexico
Emilia Arau ... assistant to casting director (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Chase ... costume supervisor: Florida
Hugo Peña ... costume supervisor (as Hugo Pena)
Barbara Scott ... costume supervisor
Enrique Villavicencio ... wardrobe master: Mexicali

Location Management

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Laura Aguilar ... location manager: Mexico
Tony Broccoli ... location manager: underwater team
R. Colette Hailey ... location manager: Florida (as Colette Hailey)
Nicole Kolin ... location manager: underwater team

Music Department

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Andrew Glen ... music editor
Michael Kamen ... conductor
Dick Lewzey ... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin ... music programmer
Monty Norman ... composer: James Bond theme
Joel Sill ... music consultant
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Vic Flick ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Mark Thomas ... musician: violin (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Arthur Dunne ... transportation manager
Joyce M. Lark ... transportation coordinator: Florida (as Joyce Lark)
Mauro Venegas ... transportation captain: Mexico
Ricardo Díaz Avilés ... driver (uncredited)
Manuel Paredes Murillo ... driver (uncredited)
Alfonso Paredes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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R. Allen ... helicopter pilot: US Coast Guard (as L.cdr. R. Allen)
Gerardo Barrera ... production assistant
Harris Bierman ... armorer
Maurice Binder ... title designer
Ramón Bravo ... director: underwater scenes (as Ramon Bravo)
Albert R. Broccoli ... presenter
Linda Brown ... contact: Los Angeles
Kenny Calman ... helicopter pilot (as Ken Calman)
Saul Cooper ... director of publicity
Loolee DeLeon ... production coordinator (as Loolee Deleon)
Jacques Descent ... location accountant: Florida (as Jack Descent)
Tony Didio Jr. ... armorer (as Tony Didio)
Sue Field ... continuity: second unit
Ileana Franco U. ... production secretary
Sheila Goldfinger ... jeweler
Monica Greene ... production assistant
Sparky Greene ... special consultant to producers
Rosa María Gómez ... accountant (as Rosa Maria Gomez)
Georgina Heath ... production coordinator: Mexicali
Elsa Hermoso ... unit accountant
Lorentz Hills ... marine coordinator: Florida
Neil Hughes ... helicopter pilot: US Coast Guard (as Lt. Neil Hughes)
Charles Juroe ... marketing director
Patricia Serafina Madiedo ... production coordinator: Florida (as Patricia Madiedo)
John McElwain ... technical advisor: US Coast Guard (as Comdr. John McElwain)
Randy Meade ... helicopter pilot: US Coast Guard (as L.cdr. Randy Meade)
Jane Meagher ... accountant
Andrew Noakes ... assistant accountant
Douglas Noakes ... production accountant
Jillian Palenthorpe ... special consultant to producers
Marcia Perskie ... production assistant
June Randall ... continuity
Carlos Renero ... animal supplier
Amanda Schofield ... contact: London
Rita Sheese ... underwater coordinator
Tom Bahr ... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Hector De Rubi ... stand-in: Timothy Dalton (uncredited)
Ann Dunsford ... publicity coordinator (uncredited)
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof ... pilot: Piper PA-18 Super Cub (uncredited)
Pauline Hume ... graphic artist: titles (uncredited)
Mark Juckett ... pilot: Cessna 185 (uncredited)
Andreas Leon ... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Maria Alaina Mason ... production assistant: Key West (uncredited)
John Patteson ... armorer: second unit (uncredited)
Laura Ruiz ... stand-in: Talisa Soto (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

James Bond is on possibly his most brutal mission yet. Bond's good friend, Felix Leiter, is left near death, by drug baron Franz Sanchez. Bond sets off on the hunt for Sanchez, but not everyone is happy. MI6 does not feel Sanchez is their problem and strips Bond of his license to kill making Bond more dangerous than ever. Bond gains the aid of one of Leiter's friends, known as Pam Bouvier and sneaks his way into the drug factories, which Sanchez owns. Will Bond be able to keep his identity secret, or will Sanchez see Bond's true intentions? Written by simon

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Taglines How many times can one man leave you breathless...? If you get on his bad side, your number is up. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bond 16 (United Kingdom)
  • Licence Revoked (United Kingdom)
  • Bond XVI (United Kingdom)
  • License to Kill (United States)
  • Permis de tuer (France)
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Runtime
  • 133 min
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Box Office

Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP287,578, 22 Jun 1989
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $156,200,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia In an interview during filming in September 1988, Timothy Dalton denied media claims that his Bond was not allowed to have as much sex, due to the A.I.D.S. epidemic at the time. However, in a 2007 interview, he admitted that this was true. See more »
Goofs When the air hose on a truck's braking system is severed, the brakes lock on, they do not release as shown. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Licence to Kill See more »
Crazy Credits The Surgeon General's warning appears at the end credits, due to the characters' use of tobacco products. See more »
Quotes [Sanchez is about to kill James]
Franz Sanchez: You could have had everything.
James Bond: Don't you want to know why?
[Shows Sanchez Felix's lighter, then sets Sanchez on fire]
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