The Living Daylights

Eon Productions Released 1987



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John Glen

James Bond starts out having to assassinate a KGB sniper who is supposed to take out a Soviet defector the British Secret Service is trying to protect. However, Bond has a suspicion that not everything seems as clear as it might be. Seeing Kara Milovy as the sniper, Bond does not kill her. Instead, he seduces her and finds out she is the defector's girlfriend who was supposed to fake his defection. He is linked to an illegal arms dealer, Brad Whitaker who has been supplying weapons to the Soviets in their invasion of Afghanistan.


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      • Production Budget - $40,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $51,185,897 (19th)
        Worldwide Gross - $191,200,000 (4th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $106,822,742
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $399,026,087

      • Other Production Companies:
        MGM / United Artists (distributors)

      • Filming locations include:
        Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Atlas Corporation Studios, Ouarzazate, Morocco
        Atlas Mountains, Morocco
        Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
        Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
        Cape Deme, Vienna, Austria
        Carinthia, Austria
        Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
        Suffolk, England
        English Channel, England
        Gasometers, Vienna, Austria
        London, England
        Malaysia House, Trafalgar Square, St James's, London, England
        Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
        Mojave Desert, California
        Ouarzazate, Morocco
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Prater Park, Prater, Vienna, Austria
        Riesenrad, Prater, Vienna, Austria
        Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
        Hietzing, Vienna, Austria
        South Downs, East Sussex, England
        Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
        Stonor, Oxfordshire, England
        Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco
        Trafalgar Square, St James's, London, England
        Vienna, Austria

      • Taglines:
        1. 007 for Thrills. 007 for Romance.
        2. The most dangerous Bond. Ever.
        3. This BOND is dangerous.
        4. Living on the edge. It's the only way he lives.
        5. Timothy Dalton is the new James Bond 007.
        6. Licensed to thrill.
        7. The new James Bond... living on the edge.
        8. Enigmatic. Dangerous... Always living on the edge.
        9. James Bond 007 at his most dangerous in The Living Daylights.

      • Music:
        The Living Daylights
        Performed by A-Ha
        Composed by Pål Waaktaar and John Barry
        Where Has Every Body Gone?
        Performed by The Pretenders
        Music by John Barry
        Lyrics by Chrissie Hynde
        If There Was A Man
        Performed by The Pretenders
        Music by John Barry
        Lyrics by Chrissie Hynde
        Symphony no 40 in G minor, 1st Movement
        Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
        String Quartet #2 In D Major: 3rd Movement 'Notturno' Andante
        Music by Aleksandr Borodin
        Rococo Variations
        Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
        Concert for cello in Ut minor
        Music by Antonín Dvorák
        Performed by Austria Youth Symphony Orchestra with Stefan Kropfitsch (cello)

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    80s, Thrillers, Espionage, Classics