The Living Daylights

{4/5} “I’ve had a few optional extras installed.”

The Living Daylights, released in 1987

When General Koskov decides to defect from the Soviet Union, James Bond is sent to assist in extracting him from Czechoslovakia. Koskov reveals that his superior at the KGB, General Pushkin, is starting spies on a path that may lead to war. M orders Bond to kill Pushkin when he’s in Tangiers but Bond knows Pushkin and wants to investigate first.

Timothy Dalton debuts as Bond, and does a fine job.

The movie is slightly more realistic than most of the older movies in the series. The romance between James and Kara is also slightly more believable.

Although the villain isn’t iconic, the story holds your interest.

Parts of the movie were filmed in Gibraltar, Austria, and Morocco.

Stars Jeroen KrabbĂ©, Maryam d’Abo, and John Rhys-Davies. Directed by John Glen (Moonraker). The score by John Barry — his last for the series — is terrific.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed A View to a Kill.

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