A View To A Kill

When 007 retrieves a microchip capable of withstanding an electromagnetic pulse from Siberia, soon identified as being produced by Zorin Industries, he is sent to investigate the company’s owner, Max Zorin.

The assignment takes Bond from Ascot racecourse to Zorin’s French estate where he breeds horse. Bond discovers that Zorin’s lab is producing chips designed to release adrenaline into a horse’s bloodstream helping boost race performance.

It transpires that although Zorin was trained by the KGB he is now acting independently and, with a number of investors, plans on destroying Silicon Valley so that Zorin Industriesand his partners may monopolize wordwide production of microchips.

Heading for San Francisco, Zorin’s background as a medical experiment is revealed, as 007 investigates how Zorin plans on achieving his goals in order to foil his plans…

What we say

The James Bond films reached their nadir with A View To A Kill, with a poor plot and Roger Moore looking his age.


Original release

US Premiere: 22 May 1985 at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco UK Premiere: 12 June 1985 at the Odeon Leicester Square

Principal crew

Director John Glen
Screenplay Richard Maibaum & Michael G Wilson
Producer Albert R Broccoli & Michael G Wilson
Music John Barry
Editing Peter Davies
Production design Peter Lamont
Cinematography Alan Hume


Roger Moore James Bond
Christopher Walken Max Zorin
Tanya Roberts Stacey Sutton
Grace Jones May Day
Patrick Macnee Sir Godfrey Tibbett
Patrick Bauchau Scarpine
David Yip Chuck Lee
Fiona Fullerton Pola Ivanova
Manning Redwood Bob Conley
Alison Doody Jenny Flex
Willoughby Gray Dr. Carl Mortner
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Robert Brown M
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Walter Gotell General Gogol
Geoffrey Keen Minister of Defence
Jean Rougerie Achille Aubergine
Daniel Benzali Howe
Bogdan Kominowski Klotkoff
Papillon Soo Pan Ho
Mary Stavin Kimberley Jones
Dominique Risbourg Butterfly Act Compere
Carole Ashby Whistling Girl
Anthony Chinn Taiwanese Tycoon
Lucien Jérôme Paris Taxi Driver
Joe Flood U.S. Police Captain
Gérard Buhr Auctioneer
Dolph Lundgren Venz
Tony Sibbald Mine Foreman
Bill Ackridge O’Rourke
Ron Tarr Guard I
Taylor McAuley Guard II
Peter Ensor Tycoon
Seva Novgorodtsev Helicopter Pilot


  • Vodka (Stolichnaya)
  • Bollinger ’75
  • Lafite Rothschild ’59
  • Champagne
  • Red wine


Renault 11 taxi (1983)


  • “Well my dear, I take it you spend quite a lot of time in the saddle.”
    ” Yes, I love an early morning ride.”
    ” Well, I’m an early riser myself.”
  • “My name is Bond. James Bond.”
    “Is he?”
    “Are you?”
    “And I’m Dick Tracy – you’re still under arrest.”
  • “‎You slept well?”
    “A little restless but I got off eventually.”
  • “You will come back to us, Comrade. No-one ever leaves KGB”

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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