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The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights

John Glen (1987)

130min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
After the creaky pantomime of the late Roger Moore era, Timothy Dalton's take on 007 is a breath of fresh air. Though lean and flint-eyed, his serious approach never takes the secret agent beyond our sympathy. For a story that segues from Soviet defection and arms dealing to the struggles of the Mujahidin, this is an endearingly human Bond. He sweats, he bleeds and, unusually for the sleep-around spy, he falls in love - with Czech cellist Kara (Maryam D'Abo). It's a freewheeling, romantic adventure with a sweetly staged prologue, nods to the gadget brigade and a hair-raising aerial scrap - one of the best of the series. In common with many of the superspy's outings, the villains themselves are colourless but there's a killer henchman - in this case the sleek, wordless Necros (Andreas Wisniewski). The hero's warmongery is iffy and the finale a little lame; otherwise this is a savagely underrated escapade.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

James Bond Timothy Dalton
Kara Milovy Maryam D'Abo
General Georgi Koskov Jeroen Krabbé
Brad Whitaker Joe Don Baker
General Leonid Pushkin John Rhys-Davies
Kamran Shah Art Malik
Necros Andreas Wisniewski
Saunders Thomas Wheatley
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
"M" Robert Brown
Minister of Defence Geoffrey Keen
General Anatol Gogol Walter Gotell
Miss Moneypenny Caroline Bliss
Felix Leiter John Terry
Director John Glen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: May be edited for violence and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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