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The Living Daylights Details


The Living Daylights represents the first appearance by [[Performer~P16690~Timothy Dalton~timothydalton]] as "Bond...James Bond." Based loosely on an obscure [[Performer~P23863~Ian Fleming~ianfleming]] short story, the film finds Bond assigned to aid in the defection of KGB agent [[Performer~P39258~Jeroen Krabbe~jeroenkrabbé]]. 007 must prevent an unknown sniper from killing Krabbe before he can reach the West. The mysterious assailant turns out to be the luscious [[Performer~P16414~Maryam d'Abo~maryamdabo]], who, as it turns out, is not all that she seems. The plot wends its way through a scheme to trade several million dollars' worth of diamonds for weapons, which will be shipped off to mercenaries worldwide. The climax takes place high above the clouds in a cargo plane loaded with opium. Dalton would play Bond one more time in [[Feature~V120020~License to Kill~licencetokill]] (1989) before handing the franchise over to [[Performer~P8836~Pierce Brosnan~piercebrosnan]], who was slated to star in Daylights but ended up being held back by a TV contract with Remington Steele. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 31, 1987


Timothy Dalton
as James Bond
Maryam D'Abo
as Kara Malovy
Jeroen Krabbé
as Gen. Georgi Koskov
Joe Don Baker
as Brad Whitaker
John Rhys-Davies
as Gen. Leonid Pushkin
Art Malik
as Kamran Shah
Andreas Wisniewski
as Necros
Thomas Wheatley
as Saunders
Desmond Llewelyn
as Q
Robert Brown
as M
Geoffrey Keen
as Minister of Defense
Walter Gotell
as Gen. Anatol Gogol
Caroline Bliss
as Miss Moneypenny
John Terry
as Felix Leiter
John Bowe
as Colonel Feyador
Julie T. Wallace
as Rosika Miklos
Kell Tyler
as Linda
Catherine Rabett
as Liz
Dulice Liecier
as Ava
Nadim Sawalha
as Chief of Security, Tangier
Alan Talbot
as Koskov's KGB Minder
Carl Rigg
as Imposter
Tony Cyrus
as Chief of Snow Leopard Brotherhood
Atik Mohamed
as Achmed
Derek Hoxby
as Sergeant Stagg
Frederick Warder
as 004
Bill Weston
as Butler, Blayden
Sumar Khan
as Kamran's Man
Maite Sanchez
as Girl
Leslie French
as Lavatory Attendant
Richard Cubison
as Trade Centre Toastmaster
Antony Carrick
as Male Secretary, Blayden
Virginia Hey
as Rubavitch
Peter Porteous
as Gasworks Supervisor
Ken Sharrock
as Jailer


John Glen
Albert R. Broccoli
Michael G. Wilson
Michael G. Wilson
Richard Maibaum
Alec Mills
Monty Norman
Pal Waaktaar
Pal Waaktaar
Composer (Music Score)
Chrissie Hynde
Derek Ball
Musical Direction/Supervision
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
John Grover
Peter Lamont
Production Designer
Terry Ackland-Snow
Supervising Art Director
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Tom Pevsner
Associate Producer
Barbara Broccoli
Associate Producer
Emma Porteous
Costume Designer
Gerry Gavigan
First Assistant Director
Remy Julienne
Paul Weston
Debbie McWilliams
Andreas Grosch
Production Manager
Sparky Greene
Production Manager
Denise O'dell
Production Manager
John Richardson
Special Effects Supervisor
Arthur Wooster
Second Unit Director
Don Lusher
Musical Performer