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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 July 1985 (Netherlands) 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

Barbara Broccoli had to collect Grace Jones every morning, because Jones didn't enjoy early morning starts. She learned to be very diplomatic with Jones in the car ride to the studio. See more »

Goofs

Zorin's plan is conceptually flawed. By the mid 80s "silicon valley" was not a center of manufacturing of semiconductors. Essentially all of the manufacturing was in Asia by this time. Rather, silicon valley was (is) a center for innovation and investment in the tech sector. Destroying it via an earthquake and flood would not decrease competition in the semiconductor market. Quite the reverse, it would destroy the companies that are purchasing Zorin's microchips to build their products. In essence, he is killing his customers. See more »

Quotes

Restaurant guest: Qu'est-ce qu'il y a, monsieur?
James Bond: There's a fly in his soup!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits disclaimer "Neither the name 'Zorin' nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" appears right before the gunbarrel opening sequence. It was added after producers discovered a real company run by a person named "Zoran." See more »

Alternate Versions

The BBFC originally saw the film in a rough cut form, and requested cuts to remove two groin kicks during the fight in the packing room. The cuts were duly made. When the film was officially submitted to the BBFC the only edit required was a slight darkening of the opening credits to mask a single shot of a partially nude woman. All releases of the film around the world have featured this original cut UK version, and no uncut version exists. See more »

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Featured in Welshy Reviews: Casino Royale: Part 1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake, Op.20
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Max Zorin for the win
16 September 2011 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

Christopher Walken with a machine gun, Duran Duran while they were still popular, James Bond while he was still Roger Moore, steroid-enhanced horses, evil Grace Jones, a zeppelin: it's really tough to find something in this movie that's not cool. "A View To A Kill" wasn't too well-received when it came out, but I seriously have no idea why. It's a highly entertaining movie, filled with all of the elements that you could possibly watch Bond flicks for. It goes on for almost two and a half hours, but it contains more than enough action to justify that running time. And if there's no action, you still have a lot of Walken being completely insane, which is just as good. Highly underestimated entry.


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