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A View to a Kill.

Microchip Meltdown !

A View to a Kill (1985)
A View to a Kill (1985)

Title: A View to a Kill

Release Date: World premiere on May 22, 1985, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, USA.

Running Time: 131 minutes

James Bond: Roger Moore

Unveiling Roger Moore Cause of Death !
Unveiling Roger Moore Cause of Death !

Plot:

In “A View to a Kill,” James Bond, portrayed by Roger Moore, is on a mission to thwart the sinister plans of Max Zorin, played by Christopher Walken. Zorin, a brilliant but nefarious individual with a dark past connected to Nazi experimentation, devises a diabolical scheme to obliterate Silicon Valley in California. His goal is to gain a monopoly on the global microchip market.

Bond teams up with a cast of allies, including the resourceful Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts), and faces a formidable array of adversaries, including the enigmatic May Day (Grace Jones) and the ruthless Scarpine (Patrick Bachau). Together, they embark on a high-stakes adventure filled with espionage, action, and intrigue.

As Bond races against time to stop Zorin’s catastrophic plan, he uncovers a web of secrets and conspiracies that lead him to breathtaking locations in England, France, and even Iceland. With his wit, charm, and an assortment of high-tech gadgets, Bond must once again save the world from the clutches of a brilliant yet malevolent mastermind.

“A View to a Kill” is a thrilling installment in the iconic James Bond series, where espionage and danger collide in an electrifying battle to prevent Silicon Valley’s annihilation and safeguard global security.

Bond’s Women:

  1. Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts)
  2. Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton)
  3. Kimberley Jones (Mary Stavin)
The Mesmerizing gaze of Tanya Roberts
Tanya Roberts

Bond’s Enemies:

  1. Max Zorin (Christopher Walken)
  2. May Day (Grace Jones)
  3. Scarpine (Patrick Bachau)
  4. Jenny Flex (Alison Doody)
  5. Pan Ho (Papillion Soo Soo)
  6. Dr. Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)
  7. Bob Conley (Manning Redwood)
  8. W. G. Howe (Daniel Benzali)
Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and Kimberley Jones (Mary Stavin)
Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and Kimberley Jones (Mary Stavin)

Bond’s Allies:

  1. Chuck Lee (David Yip)
  2. Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee)
  3. Achille Aubergine (Jean Rougerie)
  4. Frederick Gray (Geoffrey Keen)
  5. General Anatol Gogol (Walter Gotell)
  6. ‘M’ (Robert Brown)
  7. Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
  8. ‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn)

Bond’s Car: Renault 11 Taxi (borrowed from its owner)

Renault 11 Taxi
Renault 11 Taxi

Bond’s Gadget: Ring Camera

Main Title Music: “A View To A Kill” performed by Duran Duran

End Title Music: “A View To A Kill” performed by Duran Duran

Music Score: John Barry

Production Design: Peter Lamont

Main Titles Designer: Maurice Binder

Screenplay: Richard Maibaum & Michael G. Wilson

Editor: Peter Davies

Director of Photography: Alan Hume

Director: John Glen

John Glen
John Glen

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli

Filming Locations:

  • Pinewood Studios, London, England
  • Amberley Museum, West Sussex, England
  • Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire, England
  • Chateau de Chantilly, France
  • Paris, France
  • Restaurant Le Jules Verne, The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Oakland, California, USA (Dunsmuir historic estate)
  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
  • San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, California, USA (Exteriors and Interiors)
  • San Francisco, California, USA
  • Jokulsarlon, Breidamerkursandur, Iceland
  • Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland
  • Switzerland

Budget: $30 million

Worldwide Box Office: $152.4 million

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