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Licence to Kill (1987) starring Timothy Dalton as James Bond

By: Anders Frejdh
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US one sheet poster for Licence to Kill (1989)
US one sheet poster for Licence to Kill (1989)Swedish poster for Licence to Kill (1989)
After James Bond’s best friend Felix Leiter is horribly maimed and his new bride murdered, agent 007 sets out on a personal vendetta to bring violent retribution to all those responsible.

Watch the trailer for Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton as Ian Fleming's 007:

Swedish title:
Tid för hämnd
Original title:
Licence to Kill
Second unit director:
Release dates:
7 July 1989 (Sweden)
13 June 1989 (UK)
14 July 1989 (USA)
Plot outline:
After James Bond’s best friend Felix Leiter is horribly maimed and his new bride murdered, agent 007 sets out on a personal vendetta to bring violent retribution to all those responsible.
133 minutes
Promotional partners:
Filming locations:
London, Mexico (Acapulco, Cancún, Durango, Isla Mujeres, Mexico City, Yucatan Peninsula), USA (Florida Keys, Key West and Miami) and Churubusco Studios
Film company:
Production budget:
32 Million USD
Sweden Box-office:
46 991 436 SEK according to the Swedish Film Institute
UK Box-office:
US Box-office:
35 Million USD accoding to Box Office Mojo
Worldwide Box-office:
156 Million USD (Source: Box Office Mojo)
Alejandro Bracho as Perez
Anthony Starke as Truman-Lodge
Anthony Zerbe as Milton Crest
Benicio Del Toro as Dario
Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier
Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Kwang
Christopher Neame as Fallon
Claudio Brook as Montelongo
Cynthia Fallon as Consuelo
David Hedison as Felix Leiter
Desmond Llewelyn as Q
Diana Lee-Hsu as Lotti
Don Stroud as Heller
Enrique Novi as Rasmussen
Everett McGill as Killifer
Frank McRae as Sharkey
George Belanger as läkaren
Grand L. Bush as Hawkins
Guy De Saint Cyr as Braun
Jeannine Bisignano as strippan
Osami Kawawo as orientalen
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as President Hector Lopez
Priscilla Barnes as Della Churchill
Rafer Johnson as Mullens
Robert Brown as M
Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez
Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora
Timothy Dalton as James Bond
Wayne Newton as Professor Joe Butcher

Licence to Kill UK quad poster
The UK quad poster for the film. Copyright © 1989 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Pictures Limited. All rights reserved.
Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
Tom Pevsner (associate producer)
Barbara Broccoli (associate producer)
Michael G. Wilson (executive producer)
Michael Kamen (film soundtrack composer)
Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
Gladys Knight (singer of the title song)
Alec Mills (Director of Photography)
Film editor:
Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirshenson (Claudia Becker in Mexico)
Production desginer:
Sound designer(s):
Vernon Messenger (dubbing editor)
Costume desginer(s):
Jodie Tillen
Stills photographer:
Keith Hamshere and George Whitear (second unit)
Title designer(s):
Maurice Binder
Second unit director:
Callum McDougall (second assistant director)
Marcia Gay (second assistant director: second unit)
Miguel Gil (assistant director)
Miguel Lima (assistant director)
Sebastián Silva (assistant director: second unit)
Terry Madden (assistant director: second unit)
Stunt team:
Underwater Unit Director and Photographer: Ramón Bravo
Stunt Coordinator: Paul Weston
Parachute Stunt Coordinator: B.J. Worth
Stunt Driving Arranged By: Remy Julienne
Stunt Supervisors: Gerardo Albarrán, Marc Boyle, Artie Malesci
Aerial Stunt Supervisor: W.J. “Corkey” Fornof
Marine Coordinators: Tom Bahr, Lorentz Hill
Underwater Coordinator: Rita Sheese

Assistant to Mr. Weston: Nick Wilkinson
Stunt Rigger: Jake Lombard
Utility Stunts: Tom Bahr, Nick Wilkinson
Piper PA-18 Pilot: W.J. “Corkey” Fornof
Cessna 185 Pilot: Mark Juckett

Helicopter Pilots:
Kenny Calman
Lcdr. R. Allen
Neil Hughes
Randy Meade

Stunt Doubles:
For Robert Davi: Paul Weston (Fire Gag)
For Timothy Dalton: Simon Crane, Jake Lombard (Aerial), David Reinhardt (Barefoot ski)

Stunt Divers:
Alex Arnold
Curtis Williams
Emilio Magaña
Jorge Cardenas
Juan Dario Corona
Manuel Cardenas

Stunt Driving Team:
Didier Brule
Dominique Julienne
Gilbert Bataille
Jean-Claude Houbart
Jo Cote

Other Stunt Performers:
Alex Edlin
Branscombe Richmond
Carl Ciarfalio
Chick Bernhardt
Gerardo Albarrán
Javier Lambert
Jeff Moldovan
Julian Bucio
Lars Lundgren
Marc Boyle
Mark Bahr
Mauricio Martinez
Rafael Valdez
Rocky Taylor
Steve Dent
Valentino Musetti
Special effects:
Chris Corbould (Special effects supervisor: Second unit)
John Richardson (Special visual effects supervisor)
Visual effects:
Distributor in Sweden:
United International Pictures AB
More information:



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