James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
|Release Date||:||June 29, 1987|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson|
|Casts||:||Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Art Malik, Andreas Wisniewski, Thomas Wheatley, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Geoffrey Keen, Walter Gotell, Caroline Bliss, John Terry, Virginia Hey, John Bowe, Julie T. Wallace, Belle Avery, Catherine Rabett, Dulice Liecier, Nadim Sawalha, Alan Talbot, Carl Rigg, Tony Cyrus, Atik Mohamed, Michael Moor, Sumar Khan, Ken Sharrock, Peter Porteous, Antony Carrick, Frederick Warder, Glyn Baker, Scott Hoxby, Bill Weston, Richard Cubison, Heinz Winter, Leslie French, Odette Benatar, Dianna Casale, Sharon Devlin, Femi Gardiner, Patricia Keefer, Ruddy Rodriguez, Mayte Sánchez, Cela Savannah, Karen Seeberg, Waris Dirie, Karen Williams, Barbara Broccoli|
|Plot Keywords||:||london, smuggling of arms, prison, england, assassination, spy, falsely accused person, secret identity, country estate, arms deal, russia, drug traffic, secret mission, secret intelligence service, kgb, villain, renegade, special car, tangier morocco, big wheel, pipeline, cello, orchestra, freedom fighter, czechoslovakia, afghanistan, airplane, escape, moscow|
Perhaps one of the most overlooked films in the James Bond series, this one brought things back down to Earth for the series. Though Roger Moore made a good James Bond, he had by now out-grown the series. Timothy Dalton is perhaps the most underrated actor to play James Bond, due to his rather brief stint as the character. He is terrific in both his films, and gives 007 a brooding that Bond has not had in any of his previous films. The movie is also good because the romance between Dalton and Mariam D'abo is there and is wonderful to see. Though Kara Milovy is not a tough Bond girl, she is one of the most sensitive and most romantic with Bond himself. The side love story is great to watch. The villains are not that good, for they are not given enough screen time, but the plot is great to try and figure out. Though it's not half as confusing as Mission: Impossible, it still took me a while to catch on at some parts. On a side note, John Rhys Daves once again proves what a great character actor he is as General Pushkin. This Bond movie stands out for it is basically the last to incorporate the USSR, the KGB, and any other Cold War element plots. Cheers to The Living Daylights, an unsung hero of the James Bond series.