HIS BAD SIDE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE.
Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi), a drug lord, maims aCIA agent and kills his wife; they were friends of James Bond’s (Timothy Dalton) and he starts a personal vendetta against the criminal. The 16th Bond flick, Dalton’s last, looks more like an American action movie; it’s a slick but cruel film lacking any sense of humor. I guess that’s up Dalton’s alley. At least this is an attempt to freshen up the series, adding a timely drug theme, and the sequence with the tank trucks is pretty exhilarating. The villain and the girl are OK, but it’s up to Q (Desmond Llewellyn) to provide some light entertainment.
1989-Britain-U.S. 135 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Glen. Song: ”Licence to Kill” (performed by Gladys Knight). Cast: Timothy Dalton (James Bond), Carey Lowell (Pam Bouvier), Robert Davi (Franz Sanchez), Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae… Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Desmond Llewelyn.
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