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The Living Daylights (1987) Movie Review

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We’re ploughing through the James Bond movies, and we’ve reached a new era, Timothy Dalton as James Bond.

Paul can hardly contain himself, no more Roger Moore! Samir reminisces about his childhood and details his 80s crushes, whilst Justin tells about his Eastbourne memories of some old jeep stuck in the ocean.

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A defecting Russian general reveals a plot to assassinate foreign spies, James Bond is assigned a secret mission to kill the new head of the KGB to prevent an escalation of tensions between the Soviet Union and the West. During this mission, Bond uncovers an arms deal that potentially has major global ramifications.

The Living Daylights Information

The Living Daylights is a 1987 British spy film, the fifteenth entry in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the first of two to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by John Glen, the film’s title is taken from Ian Fleming’s short story “The Living Daylights”, the plot of which also forms the basis of the first act of the film. It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming story until the 2006 instalment Casino Royale. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, his stepson Michael G. Wilson, and co-produced by his daughter, Barbara Broccoli. The Living Daylights grossed $191.2 million worldwide, and received mixed reviews from critics.

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