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Key West tour recognizes 20th Anniversary of Licence to Kill (1989)

By: Anders Frejdh
Licence to Kill James Bond tour
Film location tour and event planning team, Richard and Leslie Skillman of Themepartypeople led 50 James Bond fans, writers and photographers on a Licence to Kill 20th Anniversary tour, to recognize the release of the 1989 film.

“We created a series of film tours and events on a week-long cruise to great ports of call which included James Bond film sites; James Bond related discussion and trivia sessions, celebrations of the film characters and the new direction for the franchise, including a deck side large screen viewing of Quantum of Solace (2008)”, remarked Richard Skillman.

Licence to Kill Tour
“Our guests joined us on the cruise in Fort Lauderdale and from there, we headed to Key West, Florida where we toured the major locations of the film, Licence to Kill (1989) and were treated to a behind the scenes insights with Captain Bill Grosscup, who doubled as “Q” in the film.”

Licence to Kill Tour
Licence to Kill Tour
“We also visited Ocho Rios, Jamaica for a bus tour to several of the sites from Dr. No (1962) and Live and Let Die (1973), including access to Reynolds Pier, Ruins Restaurant och James Bond Beach. The tour included a lively climb up Dunn’s River Falls, where much of Dr. No was filmed. This was a wonderful opportunity for fans from all around the world to gather and enjoy their shared interests”.

Licence to Kill Tour
Licence to Kill Tour
The tour included several sea days of Texas Hold’em, Martini tasting and culminated in a difficult James Bond Trivia Contest, in the style of the television show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, with questions submitted by the top editors of James Bond magazines. Themepartypeople included a post-tour James Bond scavenger hunt at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Park, challenging teams to solve location based riddles throughout their day at the theme park.

Licence to Kill Tour
“There is an uncompromising passion and loyalty among fans of the James Bond novels and films. Leslie and I enjoy organizing these tours, as we both are avid Bond followers, and this gives us an opportunity to bring us all together in exotic locations where the films were created.”

The Skillman’s had previously organized the 070707 Tour of Nassau , that successfully visited film sites and events for the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale (2006) and previous Bond films lensed in Nassau such as Thunderball (1965) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

Anders Frejdh © 2009 From Sweden With Love

More FSWL reports from Themepartypeople travels:
>Operation: Euro - Bond, Bourne and Beyond (2010)
>Villains and Voodoo tour (2011)
>Operation: Nassau Reloaded (2012)
>The Istanbul Venetian Affair: Skyfall to From Russia with Love (2013)



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