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Licence to Kill Details


For his second outing as James Bond, [[Performer~P16690~Timothy Dalton~timothydalton]] is working on his own rather than on behalf of the British Secret Service in this follow-up to {$The Living Daylights). When his American friend Felix Leiter ([[Performer~P31488~David Hedison~davidhedison]]), an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is seriously injured by drug dealer Franz Sanchez ([[Performer~P17158~Robert Davi~robertdavi]]), 007 is out for blood. There is precious little time for the usual Bondian quippery and campiness, resulting in a marked increase in bloodletting (including the "implosion" of secondary villain [[Performer~P78535~Anthony Zerbe~anthonyzerbe]]). A climactic highway chase involving an oil tanker and a helicopter is the highlight, as well as Benecio Del Toro in an early role as the psychotic henchman Dario. Licence to Kill's intensified taste for violence lessened Bond's box-office value, and helped keep 007 off the screen for another six years before Pierce Brosnan took up the mantle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 14, 1989


Timothy Dalton
as James Bond
Carey Lowell
as Pam Bouvier
Robert Davi
as Franz Sanchez
Talisa Soto
as Lupe Lamora
Anthony Zerbe
as Milton Krest
Wayne Newton
as Prof. Joe Butcher
Frank McRae
as Sharkey
Everett McGill
as Killifer
Benicio Del Toro
as Dario
Desmond Llewelyn
as Q
David Hedison
as Felix Leiter
Priscilla Barnes
as Della Churchill
Caroline Bliss
as Miss Moneypenny
Enrique Novi
as Rasmussen
Anthony Starke
as Truman-Lodge
Mark Kelty
as Coast Guard Radio Operator
Claudio Brook
as Montelongo
Fidel Carriga
as Sanchez's Driver
Carl Ciarfalio
as Warehouse Guard
Edna Bolkan
as Barrelhead Waitress
Jose Abdala
as Tanker Driver
Teresa Blake
as Ticket Agent
Jorge Russek
as Pit Boss
Stuart Kwan
as Ninja
Rafer Johnson
as Mullens
Robert Brown
as M
Eddie Enderfield
as Clive
Humberto Elizondo
as Hotel Assistant Manager
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as President Hector Lopez
Cynthia Fallon
as Consuela
George Belanger
as Doctor
Don Stroud
as Heller
Alejandro Bracho
as Perez
Honorato Magaloni
as Chief Chemist
Osami Kawawo
as Oriental
Jeannine Bisignano
as Stripper
Roger Cudney
as "Wavekrest" Captain
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Kwang
Grand L. Bush
as Hawkins
Diana Lee-Hsu
as Loti
Jeff Moldovan
as Warehouse Guard
Sergio Corona
as Ninja


John Glen
Michael G. Wilson
Richard Maibaum
Alec Mills
Michael Kamen
Composer (Music Score)
John Grover
Peter Lamont
Production Designer
Michael Lamont
Art Director
Albert R. Broccoli
Michael G. Wilson
Barbara Broccoli
Associate Producer
Tom Pevsner
Associate Producer
John Richardson
Special Effects
Paul Weston
Jane Jenkins
Janet Hirshenson
Don Lusher
Musical Performer
Naomi Donne