A View to a Kill

Synopsis: James Bond has one more mission. Bond returns from his travels in the USSR with a computer chip. This chip is capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that would otherwise destroy a normal chip. The chip was created by Zorin Industries, and Bond heads off to investigate its owner, Max Zorin. Zorin may only seem like a innocent guilty man, but is really planning to set off an earthquake in San Andreas which will wipe out all of Silicon Valley. As well as Zorin, Bond must also tackle May Day and equally menacing companion of Zorin, whilst dragging Stacy Sutton along for the ride.
Director(s): John Glen
Production: MGM/UA Entertainment Company
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
131 min


(speaks Russian)

(shouts from below)


(beeping intensifies)

(distant shouting)

(c*cks gun)

Aaaii! (rants)

(distant shouts)

(California Girls by the Beach Boys)


(panicked cries)

(muffled cries)

I thought you'd never get back.

There was a heck of a crowd on the piste.

So I see.

- Mission accomplished?

- Best Beluga.

Vodka - rather shaken - and one microchip.

Good. I'll make a signal to M.

Be a good girl, would you,

and put her on automatic.

And we could do with a couple of glasses.

They're in the overhead rack.

(engine roars)

Commander Bond!

Call me James. It's five days to Alaska.

Meeting you

With a view to a kill

Face to face in secret places

Feel the chill

Nightfall covers me

But you know the plans I'm making

Still oversee

Could it be the whole earth opening wide?

A sacred why

A mystery gaping inside

The weekends why

Until we dance into the fire

That fatal kiss is all we need

Dance into the fire

To fatal sounds of broken dreams

Dance into the fire

That fatal kiss is all we need

Dance into the fire

Choice for you

Is the view to a kill

Between the shades

Assassination standing still

First crystal tears

Fall as snowflakes on your body

First time in years

To drench your skin with lovers' rosy stain

A chance to find a phoenix for the flame

A chance to die

But can we dance into the fire?

That fatal kiss is all we need

Dance into the fire

To fatal sounds of broken dreams

Dance into the fire

That fatal kiss is all we need

Dance into the fire

When all we see

Is the view to a kill

- Thank goodness you're here, James.

- That's very nice, Moneypenny.

A little over the top for the office?

I've been trying to reach you all morning.

What have you been up to?

Rest and recreation, my darling.

The trip back from Siberia

took a lot out of me.

Your dedication when you're on the job

is most commendable, James.

Omit the customary pleasantries,

Miss Moneypenny. We're pressed for time.

I'll... fill you in later, Moneypenny.


- Minister.

- Commander.

Good morning, sir.

A new pet, Q?

If, 007, you'd ever bothered to read

any memos sent from my department,

you would realise this is a prototype

of a sophisticated surveillance machine.

Now we're all here

you can get on with the briefing, Q.

Very good, sir.


A silicon integrated circuit:

The essential part of all modern computers.

No lecture, Q.

We're all aware of the microchip.

Until recently, all microchips

were susceptible to damage

from the intense magnetic pulse

of a nuclear explosion.

- Magnetic pulse?

- Yes, Minister.

One burst in outer space over the UK

and everything with a microchip in it,

from the modern toaster to sophisticated

computers and our defence systems,

would be rendered useless.

We'd be paralysed - at the Russians' mercy.

That is why a private defence

contractor came up with this:

A chip totally impervious

to magnetic pulse damage.

Now - if I place it on the micro-comparator

and compare it with

the chip Bond recovered

from the body of 003 in Siberia...

- When I bring the two images together...

- They're identical.

The KGB must have a pipeline

into that research company.

It would appear so.

Six months ago that company was

acquired by an Anglo-French combine:

Zorin Industries.

There has been a security

check of the plant?

A very extensive one. But we have no leads.

What about Zorin himself?

Max Zorin? Lmpossible.

He's a leading French industrialist.

A staunch anti-communist with

influential friends in the government.

With due respect, Minister,

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Richard Maibaum

Richard Maibaum (May 26, 1909 – January 4, 1991) was an American film producer, playwright and screenwriter best known for his screenplay adaptations of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels.His widow, Sylvia Maibaum, pointed out that her husband was more than just a marvelously entertaining writer. He was, she said "innovative. Among his works are 'firsts': The first anti-lynching play on Broadway, The Tree (1932); the first anti-Nazi play on Broadway, Birthright (1933); the first movie that dealt with the problem of medication abuse, Bigger Than Life, written in 1955, released in 1956; the first movie that dealt with the ethical and moral decisions in kidnapping cases, Ransom!; the first movie that introduced the American public to the importance of training airmen for the defense of the United States in a war many recognized as coming, I Wanted Wings (Spring, 1941); and Diamonds Are Forever, begun 1970, the first film that discussed the use of laser-like satellite mounted weapons for global warfare."His papers now reside at his alma mater, the University of Iowa. more…

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