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Licence to Kill

Release year: 1989
James Bond: Timothy Dalton
Directed by: John Glen
Produced by: Albert R. BroccoliMichael G. Wilson

 

 

 

The story has elements of two Ian Fleming short stories and a novel, interwoven with aspects from Japanese Rōnin tales. The film sees Bond being suspended fromMI6 as he pursues drugs lord Franz Sanchez, who has attacked his CIA friend Felix Leiter and murdered Felix’s wife during their honeymoon. Originally titled Licence Revoked in line with the plot, the name was changed during post-production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST:

  • Timothy Dalton as James Bond, an MI6 agent who resigns to take his revenge on drug lord Franz Sanchez
  • Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier, an ex-Army pilot and CIA informant
  • Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez, the most powerful drug lord in Latin America, mentioned as having been wanted by the DEA for years.
  • Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora, Sanchez’s girlfriend who has romantic feelings for Bond
  • Anthony Zerbe as Milton Krest, Sanchez’s henchman who operates Wavekrest Marine Research, and whom Bond sets up in order to turn Sanchez against him
  • Frank McRae as Sharkey, a friend of Felix Leiter who owns a boat charter business
  • Everett McGill as Ed Killifer, a corrupt DEA official who frees Sanchez from custody
  • Wayne Newton as Professor Joe Butcher, Sanchez’s middleman and TV evangelist for Olimpatec Meditation Institute
  • Benicio del Toro as Dario, Sanchez’s personal henchman
  • Anthony Starke as Truman-Lodge, Sanchez’s financial advisor
  • Pedro Armendáriz, Jr. as President Hector Lopez, the president of Isthmus
  • Desmond Llewelyn as Q, Bond’s ally who supplies Bond with various gadgets and helps him on the field
  • David Hedison as Felix Leiter, a former CIA agent now with DEA and a close friend of James Bond
  • Priscilla Barnes as Della Churchill, Felix Leiter’s bride
  • Robert Brown as M, the head of MI6
  • Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny, M’s personal secretary
  • Don Stroud as Colonel Heller, Sanchez’s head of security
  • Grand L. Bush as Hawkins, a DEA Agent who opposes Bond’s vendetta
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Kwang, a Hong Kong Police Narcotics agent sent to infiltrate Sanchez’s heart of operations
  • Christopher Neame as Fallon, an MI6 agent sent by M to arrest Bond, dead or alive
  • Diana Lee Hsu as Loti, a female Hong Kong Narcotics agent working with Kwang

 

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