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A View to a Kill is the fourteenth James Bond film in the series franchise and was directed by John Glen. The title of the movie came from Ian Fleming's short story "From a View to a Kill" which involves Bond investigating the mysterious murder of a motorcycle courier who is killed en route while carrying top secret dispatches. The film however features a completely different concept and characters.
A View to a Kill was the seventh and final film starring Roger Moore as James Bond.
MI-6 has discovered that the Russians have a new computer chip of astonishing capabilities and is capable of withstanding even the devastating crippling effects of an electromagnetic pulse. With such a potent piece of equipment in their arsenal, the Russians would not have to fear the disruptive effects of a nuclear war. But what MI-6 finds even more disturbing is that the chip is identical to their own prototype being developed by Zorin Industries!
Suspecting a security leak at Zorin, MI-6 decides to send in their best agent, 007 James Bond to investigate. But what he finds is truly baffling. Why is Max Zorin, the head of Zorin Industries so obsessed in geology, fault lines, and conducting drilling in California? Zorin Industries specializes in microchips and none of those elements have anything to do with the manufacturing of them. Or perhaps not so odd.
The murderous and maniacal Zorin has much bigger plans and a long range view of the future. A view to kill. For Zorin intends to corner the world's market on microchips and become its sole supplier. To force everyone in the entire world; Americans, British, and Russians to buy from him and him alone. Of course for that to happen, he would have to completely wipe out Silicon Valley, the home of all of his competitors and rival microchip manufacturers. But no one could do that ... or could they?
According to the beautiful geologist Stacey Sutton, Zorin could very well do it. If he triggered a massive detonation at the right fault lines, he could create an apocalyptic earthquake. One that would destroy all of San Francisco in the process. And only James Bond can stop him!
- Roger Moore as James Bond
- Christopher Walken as Max Zorin
- Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton
- Grace Jones as May Day
- Patrick Macnee as Sir Godfrey Tibbett
- Patrick Bauchau as Scarpine
- David Yip as Chuck Lee
- Willoughby Gray as Dr. Carl Mortner
- Fiona Fullerton as Pola Ivanova
- Manning Redwood as Bob Conley
- Alison Doody as Jenny Flex
- Robert Brown as M
- Desmond Llewelyn as Q
- Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
- Geoffrey Keen as Fredrick Gray
- Walter Gotell as General Gogol
- Papillon Soo Soo as Pan Ho
- Daniel Benzali as W.G. Howe
- Dolph Lundgren as Venz
- Jean Rougerie as Achille Aubergine
- A real-life officer of the Central Intelligence Agency was inspired to have the espionage agency develop their own facial recognition software after seeing James Bond employ it in the film and discovering that the CIA didn't have anything like it.