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[James Bond Movies]
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Mission: A View to A Kill
Released: May 24, 1985
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: John Glen
Budget: $30 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $152.4 Million
Running Time: 131 Minutes


Villain: Max Zorin
Organization: Self-Employed
Scheme: The destruction of Silicon Valley
Henchmen: May Day, Dr. Mortner, Scarpine
Girls: May Day, Stacy Sutton, Pola Ivanova
Allies: Tibbett, Chuck Lee, Aubergine
Bond's Kill Count: 5
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Universal Exports Summary and Review:
[AVTAK Movie Poster] Summary: When Bond is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zoran Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company's mysterious owner, Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market, even if he has to kill millions to do it! But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman's beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond will launch an all-out assault on Zorin's deadly scheme, climaxing in a spine-tingling duel on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Review: Despite its bad rap over the years, I found this to be a very enjoyable movie. It had a lot of action, romance, explosions and close escapes. I also really liked the ending on top the Golden Gate Bridge. The scene had all the ingredients one has come to expect from a Bond movie. The film also had its share of memorable chase scenes including a gripping horse race and a superb fire-engine escape. Christopher Walken does an outstanding job as Max Zorin. One truly believes he is a madman; the scene where he shoots the mineworkers while laughing hysterically was outstanding. Unfortunately, that is where the movie's plusses end. Stacy Sutton is up there with the worst Bond girls of the series. She adds nothing to the movie and plays the role like a Barbie doll. Another problem I had with the film was the hour-long horse segment at Zorin's estate. Granted it did a lot of setting up for the rest of the movie, but it was too long and got to be quite boring. Lastly, Roger Moore just looked too old for the role; his wrinkles were in full-effect and it was no longer believable. Still, all things considered, I think that A View to A Kill deserves more credit than it is usually afforded...just not MUCH more.

Universal Exports Rating: 003

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Firsts: Tidbits:
First film to have an Oscar winning actor play the villain

First film to relate to the Information Age

First time a henchman is the villain's father

Bond's first fight on a horse

First Bond film to have a number 1 hit title song

First time Bond goes to the Eiffel Tower

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Before filming began, the Pinewood 007 studios burned down. Cubby Broccoli built a new one in four months.

When Maud Adams heard a Bond movie was being filmed in San Francisco, she flew up to visit and has a cameo as a bystandard in a streetcar.

Christopher Walken (Zorin) had been a Bond fan since he saw From Russia With Love at the age of 15.

Tanya Roberts was chosen due to her role in the cheesy movie, The Beastmaster.

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Universal Exports Movie Coverage:
The Official SeriesEverything Else
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

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