The Living Daylights

LIVING ON THE EDGE. IT’S THE ONLY WAY HE LIVES.

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) helps a KGB general (Jeroen Krabbé) defect; he has valuable information, but Bond has his doubts as to how reliable the man is. Bond flick nr. 15 introduced a new Bond and character actor Dalton plays the agent as a dangerous and cold-hearted man… but where’s the charm? The story is somewhat confusing, the bad guys and the girl leave a lot to desire, but the action sequences are good (particularly the attack on the safe house) and the movie is entertaining enough without the silliness that marred Roger Moore’s later outings. Great title tune.

1987-Britain. 130 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Glen. Song: “The Living Daylights” (performed by a-ha). Cast: Timothy Dalton (James Bond), Maryam d’Abo (Kara Milovy), Jeroen Krabbé (Georgi Koskov), Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davis, Art Malik… Desmond Llewelyn.

Trivia: Pierce Brosnan was considered for the part of Bond at this time, but had to bow out due to Remington Steele. Followed by Licence to Kill (1989).

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