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Story

Timothy Dalton made his 007 debut in the lean, mean mode of Sean Connery, doing away with the pun-filled camp of Roger Moore's final outings. He establishes his persona right from the gritty pre-credits sequence, in which he hangs from a speeding truck as it barrels down narrow cobblestone streets, battles an assassin mano a mano, and lands in the arms of a bikinied babe. This James Bond is ruthless, tough, and romantic. The Living Daylights, set during the thaw of the cold war, begins with the defection of Russian KGB General Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) and his revelation of a Soviet plot to eliminate Britain's secret agent force. Assigned to eliminate Koskov's Soviet boss (John Rhys-Davies, cutting a memorable figure in his brief appearance), Bond uncovers a conspiracy involving Koskov and an American arms dealer (Joe Don Baker). Maryam d'Abo makes a fine Bond girl as Koskov's beautiful cellist girlfriend, a classy innocent who soon loses her naive blush and shows her pluck. The villains are lackluster--Krabbé is a clown and Baker a blowhard--and Dalton hadn't yet mastered the delivery of the trademark quips, but it's a sleek script with a no-nonsense attitude. Veteran series director John Glen's action scenes have never been better--especially the show-stopping mid-air battle on the net of a speeding cargo plane--and he returns the series to the smart, rough, high-energy adventures that made the Bond reputation. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Audio Commentary featuring Director John Glen and the members of the Cast and Crew
  • Inside The Living Daylights Documentary
  • Ian Fleming - 007's Creator Documentary
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene
  • Music Video

Cast

Timothy DaltonJames Bond
Maryam d'AboKara Milovy
Jeroen KrabbeGeneral Georgi Koskov
Joe Don BakerBrad Whitaker
John Rhys-DaviesGeneral Leonard Pushkin
Art MalikKamran Shah
Andreas WisniewskiNecros
Thomas WheatleySaunders
Desmond LlewelynQ
Robert BrownM
Geoffrey KeenMinister Of Defence
Walter GotellGeneral Anatol Gogol
Caroline BlissMiss Moneypenny
John TerryFelix Leiter

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: John Glen (II)
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 130 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 31, 1987
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 17, 2000
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