The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights

Facts and Figures

Run time: 130 mins

In Theaters: Friday 31st July 1987

Box Office Worldwide: $191.2M

Budget: $40M

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 6.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

Starring: as James Bond, as Kara Milovy, as General Georgi Koskov, as Brad Whitaker, as General Leonid Pushkin, as Kamran Shah, as Necros, as Saunders, as Q, as M, as Sir Frederick Gray, Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol, Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny, as Felix Leiter, Virginia Hey as Rubavitch, Julie T. Wallace as Rosika Miklos, as Blayden Butler, as Tangier Chief of Security

The Living Daylights Review

The casting of Timothy Dalton as James Bond in this 15th entry into the adventures of 007 is widely considered a classic mistake: Dalton isn't suave like Sean Connery or even Roger Moore. It's hard to explain, but he's too outright mean and gruff, and he doesn't come across with the sly sense of humor that, in my opinion, is essential in a good Bond. The vehicle he has to work with in The Living Daylights isn't exactly stellar, tagging along with a European cellist (Maryam d'Abo) as he unravels a KGB plot to kill MI-6 agents. The settings are on the lackluster side (Afghanistan?), aside from one notable sequence which gives Bond a trip down a snow-covered mountain in the Bond girl's cello case.

Bond #15.