A View To A Kill (1985)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli & Michael G Wilson

Directed by John Glen

Screenplay by Richard Maibaum & Michael G Wilson

James Bond played by Roger Moore

 

THE VILLAIN:    Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) - genius, product of Nazi death camp experiments to create super-intelligent children, fled east Germany in the 1960s,  now a leading French industrialist, head of Zorin Industries, a supposed staunch anti-Communist who is in actuality a KGB agent who breaks his ties to the Soviets to pursue his own dreams of domination.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    May Day (Grace Jones) - Max Zorin's girlfriend, co-conspirator and another steroid-enhanced prodigy of Carl Mortner.

                                Scarpine (Patrick Bauchau) - head of security for Max Zorin.

                                Jenny Flex (Alison Doody) - beautiful henchwoman working for Zorin.

                                Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray) - elderly scientist who is actually Hans Glaub, a pioneer in the development of steroids who experimented on pregnant women in Nazi death camps in order to produce super-intelligent children, seized by Soviets after the war to help enhance athletes.

                                Bon Conley (Manning Redwood) - geologist working on Zorin's supposed reclamation project in San Francisco Bay, in actuality the brains behind Zorin's plan to create a massive earthquake, formerly chief engineer in a South African gold mine.

                                W G Howe (Daniel Bengali) - California director of Oil and Mines, bought paid for and used by Max Zorin.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Zorin intends to corner the world market on silicon microchips by detonating a huge amount of explosives in a mine, which will trigger a massive double earthquake, flooding Silicon Valley.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Kimberly Jones (Mary Staving) - British agent who pilots iceberg submarine.

                                Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) - heir to Sutton Oil who lost the company to Zorin in a rigged proxy fight; trained as a geologist, working for the state of California, she is engaged in a legal fight with Zorin over control of the oil company.

                                Polar Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton) - former ballet dancer, KGB agent trying to gather information on Max Zorin, a past lover of Bond's.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee) - horse expert working with the British Secret Service.

                                Achille Aubergine (Jean Rougerie) - French detective looking into the horse racing activities of Max Zorin on behalf of the British government.

                                Chuck Lee (David Yip) - CIA agent working with Bond in San Francisco.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Robert Brown) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

                                    General Gogol (Walter Gotell) - unlikely ally and sometimes adversary in the age of detente.

                                    Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defence (Geoffrey Keen) - stern British government cabinet minister.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Microchip tracker; iceberg submarine; bug-detecting device under the head of an electric razor; sunglasses with adjustable polarizing filter lenses; cheque copier; camera concealed in a ring; Sharper Image credit card which opens locked windows; robot surveillance machine ('Snooper')

 

LOCATIONS:    Siberia; London; Paris; Zorin's Chateau, France; San Francisco area and Silicon Valley, California.