Watch: The Living Daylights 1987 123movies, Full Movie Online – James Bond 007’s mission is to firstly, organise the defection of a top Soviet general. When the general is re-captured, Bond heads off to find why an ally of General Koskov was sent to murder him. Bond’s mission continues to take him to Afghanistan, where he must confront an arms dealer known as Brad Whitaker. Everything eventually reveals its self to Bond..
Plot: After a defecting Russian general reveals a plot to assassinate foreign spies, James Bond is assigned a secret mission to dispatch the new head of the KGB to prevent an escalation of tensions between the Soviet Union and the West.
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Great entry into the series and wonderful debut for Dalton who was charming, and for me far and away better than any of Roger Moore’s movies (though found some of his to be entertaining enough). Not all that fond of this theme song but still catchy enough I suppose. Also features some great aerial stuntwork. **3.75/5**
So Roger Moore has handed the baton of Ian Fleming’s “007” to Timothy Dalton and this first outing is not at all bad. The story is, perhaps, not the best but this is still an action packed adventure with loads of pyrotechnics and daft gadgets that really does move along swiftly for over two hours. “Bond” is assigned to aid would-be defector “Gen. Koskov” (Jeroen Krabbé) from Berlin, along the way encountering the lethal cellist “Kara” (Maryam d’Abo). A bit of fun with the no-nonsense Julie T. Wallace, a Harrier jump jet and and soon-to-be-trashed English stately home set a scene for the ensuing narrative that mixes perilous international espionage with glamour and plenty of entertainment. Blonde baddie Andreas Wisniewski must have done wonders for the sales of 501s, hammily megalomanic arms dealer Joe Don Baker likewise for the sale of toy soldiers and Desmond Llewelyn continues to provide our hero with plenty of imaginatively designed toys to help him escape from certain death! Art Malik is maybe not the most convincing as an Afghan freedom fighter, and I missed Lois Maxwell’s few scenes as the love-struck “Moneypenny”, but otherwise this is a thoroughly enjoyable piece of good-humoured and pacily directed cold war bravado. It does look better on a big screen – some of the cinematography, especially the aerial photography – lends itself well to a bigger screen and a bit of A-ha at the beginning sets it all off nicely. Not the best of the franchise, but it augers well for this new incarnation.
Shame Dalton didn’t take over sooner
I like most of the Bond movie’s and i can see positives in all the portrayals of our favourite spy. I enjoyed Moore’s first 5 movies (Moonraker got silly, but it was still fun) After seeing Dalton’s gritty and reckless take on the Bond character, i remember thinking that he should have replaced Moore before he made ‘Octopussy’ and ‘A View to a Kill’
Dalton’s Bond is probably the closest to Fleming’s original idea, and it’s only the Connery level of charisma that is lacking. The living Daylights is a fine addition to the genre and it’s an action packed thrill ride with a gritty edge.
7/10 Nice one Timothy
“Don’t think. Just let it happen.”
In a diabolical master stroke, international arms dealer Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker) and Russian General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) devise a plan to pit Russia against The West by orchestrating the assassinations of spies from both sides with the obvious intent of having the super-powers blame each other and come to blows in nuclear fashion. Part of the subterfuge involves convincing the Brits that Soviet General Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies) is in firm opposition to détente, and with the defection of Koskov, it’s made to appear that he’s in a position to help the British Secret Service. It doesn’t take long for James Bond (Timothy Dalton) to smell a rat in the set up, and from there on, you’ve got your typical globe trotting action that takes Bond across all seven continents to save the day not only for the British, but the entire world.
One of the head scratchers while watching the movie today is seeing Bond receive aid from Afghan warlord Kamran Shah (Art Malik), who identifies his affiliation with the mujahideen, and isn’t above smuggling opium as a sideline to finance his own cause. It wouldn’t be too far off in the future that Shah might have been an instrumental leader for the Taliban. Sounds like the makings of another James Bond flick, doesn’t it?
Well, with the help of Russian cellist and former paramour of General Koskov, Kara Milovy (Maryam d’Abo), Bond eventually turns the tables on Whitaker’s effort to corner the international arms market and put the entire globe in turmoil. Joe Don Baker is wonderfully colorful and over the top in his characterization of Whitaker, utilizing his spare time to reinvent the outcomes of history’s major battles with scale model replicas. There’s a point in the picture where Bond is put in the position of impersonating a Russian officer, and I got a kick out of the Russian name that the film makers came up with – Jerzi Bondov. Turns out it didn’t fool anybody.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director John Glen
Writer Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, Ian Fleming
Actors Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbé
Country United Kingdom
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 III, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length 3,580.66 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)