A View to a Kill Poster

Release Date: May 24th, 1985

DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2000

PG|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
After recovering a microchip from the body of a deceased colleague in Russia, British secret agent James Bond (Roger Moore) discovers that the technology has the potential for sinister applications. Investigating further, Bond is led to Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), the head of Zorin Industries. Soon Agent 007 faces off against the villainous Zorin and his tough Amazonian bodyguard, May Day (Grace Jones), who are scheming to cause massive destruction that will eliminate the competition.

Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, Tanya Roberts, Patrick Macnee, Patrick Bauchau, Fiona Fullerton, Alison Doody

Director: John Glen

Genres: Action

Production Co: United Artists, Danjaq Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Investigation, England, Pursuit, Amusing, Engaging, Quest, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 70

    I was at least able to follow the plot (which is not to say it wasn't as ludicrous as any Bond film -- just that I could follow it). But most of all this movie has camp value -- it's fun to sit there and make fun of every last detail, and that redeems it quite a bit. show more

  • Even though Moore sleepwalks his way through the part, making it apparent that he should have departed two films ago, and Tanya Roberts can't act to save her life (although she certainly can scream), we're back to a more conventional, straightforward Bond than the convoluted mess of the previous movie. show more

  • With Sean Connery as Agent 007, James Bond was a human-scale figure, an exceedingly cool guy to be sure, but a guy nonetheless. With Roger Moore as Bond, we are simply watching a lightweight actor stroll through a role. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture