The James Bond Movies

Licence to Kill

Released: June 13, 1989

Starring:
  Timothy Dalton as James Bond
  Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier
  Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez
  Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora

Directed by: John Glen

Running Time: 133 minutes

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  • When Bond is on the gasoline tanker and is being shot at by machine guns, the bullets that ricochet off the tanker make the Bond theme.

  • Sanchez's mansion was filmed at an estate in Acapulco.

  • Sanchez and the black DEA agent from the beginning of the movie also appeared together as FBI agents in Die Hard.

  • The character of Krest was originally in the Ian Fleming short story, The Hildebrand Rarity."

  • Felix Leiter's shark attack was actually in the book Live And Let Die.

  • One of the two DEA agents was an Olympic gold medallist receiving gold in 1964 in the decathlon.

  • 007 refers to Pam Bouvier as Ms. Kennedy when he arrives in Isthmus City. This is a reference to former first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and coincidentally, President John F. Kennedy was a fan of Ian Fleming's novel, From Russia With Love.

  • The scene where Bond turns in his resignation was filmed at the Hemmingway House in Key West, Florida.

  • While at the Hemmingway house Bond is asked to relinquish his gun, to which he replies, "I guess it's a Farewell To Arms." This is a reference to a novel of the same name about Hemmingway's adventures in Italy during WWI