A View to a Kill (1985)

35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), Metrocolor, 2.35:1
Dolby Stereo, English

A British borderline science fiction film directed by John Glen.

Plot Summary

goes up against a megalomaniac electronics magnate trying to create a worldwide monopoly on by artificially inducing along the San Andreas and Hayward faults, .


Director: John Glen
Eon Productions, MGM-UA Entertainment
Producers: Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Associate Producer: Thomas Pevsner
Script: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson
Characters: Ian Fleming
2nd Unit Director: Arthur G. Wooster
Director of Photography: Alan Hume
Editor: Peter Dawes
Music: John Barry
Song: Duran Duran, John Barry
A View to a Kill Performed by: Duran Duran
Sound Recording: Derek Ball
Costume Designer: Emma Porteous
Make Up Supervisor: George Frost
Hair Supervisor: Ramon Gow
Special Effects Supervisor: John Richardson
Computer Effects: Ira Curtis Coleman
Production Designer: Peter Lamont
Action Sequence Arranger: Martin Grace

Roger Moore (James Bond)
Christopher Walken (Max Zorin)
Tanya Roberts (Stacey Sutton)
Grace Jones (May Day)
Patrick MacNee (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 Llewellyn (Q)
Robert Brown (M)
Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)
Walter Gotell (General Gogol)
Geoffrey Keen (minister of defence)
Jean Rougerie (Aubergine)
Daniel Benzali (Howe)
Bogdan Kominowski (Klotkoff)
Papillon Soo Soo (Pan Ho)

Alternative Titles

Agente 007, bersaglio mobile – Italian title
From a View to a Kill – early title
Im Angesicht des Todes – German title
James Bond 007 – Im Angesicht des Todes – German title

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)

The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time to Die (2021)

See also
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Goldeneye (1997)
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (1987)

Extracts included in
The James Bond Story (1999)
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (2002)



  • Cinefantastique vol.15 no.5 (January 1986) pp.37, 53 – illustrated article
  • Cinefex no.33 – illustrated article
  • L'Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) p.10 – note (Cineflash: Echos de tournage by Glles Polinien)
  • Total Film no.303 (October 2020) pp. – illustrated article (My movie life: the films that make Daniel Mays weep, guffaw and quiver in terror… by JG [Jamie Graham])


  • Daily Mail 12 September 1984 p.15 – review
  • Daily Mirror 1 September 1984 p.5 – review
  • The News 13 September 1984 p.1 – review
  • The Sun 30 May 1984 p.7 – illustrated article
  • Sunday Mirror 20 November 1983 p.13 – review
  • Sunday Mirror 24 June 1984 p.13 – illustrated article
  • Sunday Mirror 29 July 1984 p.13 – illustrated article
  • Sunday Mirror 4 November 1984 p.17 – review
  • Sunday People 2 September 1984 p.11 – review


  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis p.336
  • The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.616
  • The Incredible World of 007 by Lee Pfeiffer p.146 – illustrated article
  • The International Spy Guide 002 by Richard Rhys Davies p.995 – illustrated credits, note
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.103
  • Roger Moore: His Films and Career by Gareth Owen and Oliver Bayan pp.298-304 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review