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The Living Daylights: Declassified


Locations:  Gibraltar, London, Bratislava, Blayden, Vienna, Tangiers, Afghanistan

Villian:
General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe),
Brad Whittaker (Joe Don Baker)

Henchmen:
Necros (Andreas Wisniewski)

The Girls:
Kara Milovy (Maryam d' Abo) - girlfriend of General Koskov, Bond convinces her to work with him.
Linda (Kell Tyler) - Bond drops in on Linda's yacht in the pre titles sequence

The cars:
1985 Aston Martin V8, Audi 200 Quattro

The gadgets:
- Pocket binoculars
- A portable stereo system with a hidden rocket launcher
- A sofa whose cushion rotates to hide the seated person.
- Necros' Explosive milk bottles
- Weapon detecting metal rake
- Key ring complete with a lock pick and releases stun gas after whistling the first Rule Britannia and explodes on Bond's signature tone, a wolf whistle.
- Binocular glasses
- Security watch - a silent alarm on General Leonid Pushkin's watch notifying his bodyguard of trouble with Bond.
- Trans-Siberian pipeline cleaning module used to get Koskov over the border.

The Song:  The Living Daylights - Aha

Quotes:

[James Bond and Kara Milovy snow-slide through customs in a cello case]
James Bond: [yelling] We have nothing to declare.
Kara Milovy: [yelling] Except the cello.

[On Whitaker being crushed under a statue of the Duke of Wellington]
James Bond: He met his Waterloo.

James Bond: [referring to man who beats up another man] Hope he's not invited to dinner.


Trivia:
-  In the opening scene at Gibraltar, real military installations were used. These included a Ministry of Defence road not open to the public. The machine gun nest on the airstrip was not authentic.

-  The casting of Frederick Warder and Glyn Baker as 004 and 002 was intentional, due to their resemblance to George Lazenby and Roger Moore, respectively. For the movie's opening scene, the writers wanted to toy with the audience's expectations of which of the 00 agents was Bond.

- Features the only ever deliberate nude scenes in the James Bond film series outside of opening titles. They are when two men escape from a bombed building and when Pushkin's girlfriend's top is torn off in a hotel room.

- A deleted scene has James Bond using a carpet suspended on cables to escape across the rooftops in Tangiers. The scene gives the impression that it is a magic or flying carpet ride. The scene was cut prior to release to reduce the running time of the movie.

-  The Cello Case Chase sequence down the snow took three days to shoot. The cello was specially made of fibreglass, and fitted with control handles on the sides and skis underneath. Firecrackers were set in the snow to simulate gunfire and during filming the case would tend to topple over as Timothy Dalton was heavier than Maryam d'Abo. The exciting sequence was the brainchild of director John Glen who had to convince doubting colleagues Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson and Albert R. Broccoli. He did this by hopping into an actual orchestral cello case himself.

- The first official James Bond movie in 25 years not to feature Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny. This is also the first Bond movie in the series to feature another actress - Caroline Bliss - in this role.

 


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