THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Living Daylights introduces Timothy Dalton as the new James Bond. Despite Dalton’s lack of Sean Connery suave and his interpretation of Bond as an adventurer/special agent of ‘another kind’, Dalton has a certain sophistication that makes the movie work. Kudos for that effort.

Storyline

Agent 007’s (Timothy Dalton) assignment to help General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) defect to Britain becomes more complicated than planned.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Glen for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Tom Pevsner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kara Milovy (Maryam d’Abo), Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker), General Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies), Kamran Shah (Art Malik), Necros (Andreas Wisniewski), Saunders (Thomas Wheatley), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), M (Robert Brown), and Minister of Defence (Geoffrey Keen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film provides all the expected James Bond perks on time and properly sequenced.

Ben Meyers

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