James Bond Movie - A View to a Kill
|Max Zorin||Christopher Walken|
|Stacey Sutton||Tanya Roberts|
|May Day||Grace Jones|
|Sir Godfrey Tibbett||Patrick Macnee|
|Jenny Flex||Alison Doody|
Bond investigates a drugged horse racing scandal, and is led to Max Zorin, an eccentric industrialist who plans to destroy Silicon Valley, so that he can create a monopoly on microchip technologies. The chase leads Bond to the Eiffel Tower, and a Blimp ride that eclipses in a tense climax atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
|1||A View To A Kill||Duran Duran|
|2||Snow Job||John Barry|
|3||May Day Jumps||John Barry|
|4||Bond Meets Stacey||John Barry|
|5||Pegasus Stable||John Barry|
|6||Tibbett Gets Washed Out||John Barry|
|7||Airship To Silicon Valley||John Barry|
|8||Hes Dangerous||John Barry|
|9||Bond Underwater||John Barry|
|10||Wine With Stacey||John Barry|
|11||Bond Escapes Roller||John Barry|
|12||Destroy Silicon Valley||John Barry|
|13||May Day Bombs Out||John Barry|
|14||Golden Gate Fight||John Barry|
|15||A View To A Kill (End Title)||Duran Duran|
- The producers discovered a company called Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd, and added a disclaimer saying "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person."
- Roger Moore has said that he was too old for the role in 1985, and that A View To a Kill is his least favourite Bond film.
- This was Roger Moore's 7th and final appearance as James Bond. In terms of official EON Productions films, Roger Moore had now played James Bond more times than Sean Connery. However, if the unofficial film Never Say Never Again is counted, they are tied for first place.
- Roger Moore was 57 at the time of filming, making him the oldest actor to play James Bond. Sean Connery had been 52, when in 1983 he starred in the unofficial Bond film Never Say Never Again.
- A View To a Kill was also Lois Maxwell's appearance as Miss Moneypenny. Her character was immediately recast for The Living Daylights
- Max Zorin's blimp only had a logo painted on one side, to keep production costs down.
- The theme song Dance Into The Fire is the only James Bond song to reach #1 in the US charts.
- Michael G. Wilson was credited as Producer for A View To a Kill. It was the first time in the history of the series that someone other than Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman had gotten the credit (this is excluding the "Executive Producer", which contrary to the name, is actually a lower position.)
- A View To a Kill was the last film worked on by stuntman Bob Simmons. Simmons had been with the series since the very beginning.
|Production Budget||$30 Million (~$63.4M with inflation)|
|Worldwide Gross||$152.4 Million (~$321.2M with inflation)|
|Producer||Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli|
|Michael G. Wilson|
|Writers||Ian Fleming (Short story)|
|Richard Maibaum (Screenplay)|
|Michael G. Wilson (Screenplay)|
- Grace Jones was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1986.
- John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for A View To a Kill in 1986.
- A View To a Kill was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Classic DVD Release in 2004.