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Rated PG · 130 min. · 1987

Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller

The Living Daylights represents the first appearance by Timothy Dalton as Bond...James Bond. Based very, very loosely on an obscure Ian Fleming short story, the film finds Bond assigned to aid in the defection of KGB agent Jeroen Krabbe. 007 must prevent an unknown sniper from killing Krabbe before he can reach the West. The mysterious assailant turns out to be the luscious Maryam d'Abo, who like practically everyone in the film except Bond 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 License to Kill (1989) before handing the franchise over to Pierce Brosnan.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Director: John Glen
Writer: Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson
Cast: Timothy Dalton

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