Licence to Kill


2h 13m 1989
Licence to Kill

Brief Synopsis

Drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Felix Leiter, the recently married friend James Bond (Agent 007). In defiant response, Bond resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend. But Bond, relegated to outlaw status, must battle agents on both sides of the law as he discovers the horrifying extent of his prey's resources. In order to bring Sanchez down, Bond must survive a ferocious boat chase, a mid-air brawl over the landing gear of an out-of-control airplane, and a dramatic confrontation in the Mexican desert.

Film Details

Also Known As
007 Vendetta Privata, Bond - Tid för hämnd, License Revoked, License To Kill, Permis de Tuer
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Durango, Mexico; Mexicali, Mexico; Key West, Florida, USA; Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Vera Cruz, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

Drug lord Franz Sanchez exacts his brutal vengeance on Felix Leiter, the recently married friend James Bond (Agent 007). In defiant response, Bond resigns from the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta against the master criminal. Bond won't be satisfied until Sanchez is defeated, and to accomplish this aim he allies himself with a beautiful pilot and Sanchez's sexy girlfriend. But Bond, relegated to outlaw status, must battle agents on both sides of the law as he discovers the horrifying extent of his prey's resources. In order to bring Sanchez down, Bond must survive a ferocious boat chase, a mid-air brawl over the landing gear of an out-of-control airplane, and a dramatic confrontation in the Mexican desert.

Crew

Andrew Ackland-snow

Assistant Art Director

Ross Adams

Assistant Editor

Walter Afanasieff

Song

Laura Aguilar

Location Manager

Lieutenant Commander R Allen

Helicopter Pilot

Alex Arnold

Other

Kenny Atherfold

Grip

Mark Auguste

Sound Editor

Mark Bahr

Stunts

Gerardo Barrera

Production Assistant

Gilbert Bataille

Stunts

Clive Beard

Special Effects

Claudia Becker

Casting

Harris Bierman

Other

Maurice Binder

Main Title Design

Dennis Bosher

Art Director

Marc Boyle

Stunts

Ramon Bravo

Segment Director

Ramon Bravo

Photography

Phillip Brennan

Song

Albert R. Broccoli

Producer

Barbara Broccoli

Associate Producer

Tony Broccoli

Location Manager

Linda Brown

Other

Didier Brule

Stunts

Donald Bryant

Camera Operator

Julian Bucio

Stunts

Ken Calman

Helicopter Pilot

Tricia Cameron

Hairdresser

Jorge Cardenas

Other

Manuel Cardenas

Other

Larry Cavanaugh

Special Effects Coordinator

Ignacio Cervantes

Production Assistant

Robert Chase

Costume Supervisor

Jeff Cohen

Song

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Neil Corbould

Special Effects

Laurencio Cordero

Special Effects Supervisor

Juan Dario Corona

Other

Jo Cote

Stunts

Ken Court

Art Director

Simon Crane

Stunts

Daniel Dark

Special Effects

Roger Deer

Art Department

Loolee Deleon

Production Coordinator

Steve Dent

Stunts

Jack Descent

Accountant

Tony Didio

Other

Baron Enrico Diportanova

Assistant

Naomi Donne

Makeup Supervisor

Steve Dubin

Song

Jimmy Duncan

Song

Arthur Dunne

Transportation Manager

Alex Edlin

Stunts

Frank Elliott

Other

John Elton

Camera Operator

Michael Evans

Camera

Tim Feehan

Song Performer

Tim Feehan

Song

Richard Fettes

Assistant Editor

Sue Field

Continuity

Nick Finlayson

Special Effects

Ian Fleming

Other

Ian Fleming

Characters As Source Material (Uncredited)

Efren Flores

Production Manager

Pepe Flores

Camera Assistant

Michael Ford

Set Decorator

J W Fornof

Stunts

Ileana Franco

Other

Mike Frift

Camera Operator

George Frost

Makeup Supervisor

John Gardner

Source Material (From Novel)

Marcia Gay

Assistant Director

Miguel Gil

Assistant Director

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Matthew Glen

Editor

Sheila Goldfinger

Other

Rosa Maria Gomez

Accountant

Tony Graysmark

Construction Manager

Rob Green

Assistant Editor

Monica Greene

Production Assistant

Sparky Greene

Consultant

John Grover

Editor

Colette Hailey

Location Manager

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Graham V Hartstone

Sound

John Hayward

Sound

Bernard Hearn

Props

Bert Hearn

Property Master

Georgina Heath

Production Coordinator

Richard Helfritz

Set Decorator

Lorentz Hills

Other

Janet Hirshenson

Casting

Richard J Holland

Assistant Art Director

Di Holt

Hair

Di Holt

Makeup

Jean-claude Houbart

Stunts

Lieutenant Neil Hughes

Helicopter Pilot

Walter Huse

Grip

Sergio Jara

Special Effects Supervisor

Jane Jenkins

Casting

B D Johnson

Stunt Coordinator

Dominique Julienne

Stunts

Remy Julienne

Stunts

Michael Kamen

Music

Gladys Knight

Song Performer

Eddie Knott

Key Grip

Philip Kohler

Production Manager

Nicole Kolin

Location Manager

Ned Kopp

Production Supervisor

Patti Labelle

Song Performer

Michael Lamont

Art Director

Neil Lamont

Assistant Art Director

Peter Lamont

Production Designer

Joyce M Lark

Transportation Coordinator

Jean-pierre Lelong

Sound Effects

Stewart Levine

Song

Dick Lewzey

Music

Miguel Lima

Assistant Director

Jake Lombard

Stunts

Hector Lopez

Production Supervisor

Malcolm Macintosh

Camera Operator

Terry Madden

Assistant Director

Patricia Madiedo

Production Coordinator

Emilio Magana

Other

Richard Maibaum

Story By

Richard Maibaum

From Story

Richard Maibaum

Screenplay

Artie Malesci

Stunts

Mauricio Martinez

Stunts

Callum Mcdougall

Assistant Director

Commander John Mcelwain

Technical Advisor

Stephen Mclaughlin

Music

Lieutenant Commander Randy Meade Iii

Helicopter Pilot

Jane Meagher

Accountant

Vernon Messenger

Sound Editor

Daniel Miller

Art Department

Alec Mills

Dp/Cinematographer

Alec Mills

Director Of Photography

Alec Mills

Other

Gerardo Moreno

Stunts

Mark Mostyn

Assistant Editor

Peter Musgrave

Sound Editor

Andrew Noakes

Accounting Assistant

Douglas Noakes

Production Accountant

Monty Norman

Theme Music

Gilly Noyes-court

Scenic Artist

John Nuth

Assistant Editor

Jillian Palenthorpe

Consultant

Phil Pastuhov

Camera Operator

Hugo Pena

Costume Supervisor

Marcia Perskie

Production Assistant

Jeff Pescetto

Song

Thomas Pevsner

Associate Producer

Peter Pickering

Special Effects

Rodney Pincott

Props

Carlos Puente

Editor

Ron Quelch

Production

June Randall

Continuity

Crispin Reece

Production Manager

David Reinhardt

Stunts

Carlos Renero

Animal Supplier

John Richardson

Special Effects

Javier Lambert Rodriguez

Stunts

Hector Romero

Assistant Art Director

Iris Rose

Unit Manager

Tim Ross

Camera Operator

Amanda Schofield

Other

Barbara Scott

Costume Supervisor

Rita Sheese

Other

Joel Sill

Music

Sebastian Silva

Assistant Director

Wayne Smith

Assistant Editor

Jodie Tillen

Costume Designer

Edward Tise

Sound

Martin Trevis

Boom Operator

John Tythe

Electrician

Jose Vasquez

Other

Mauro Venegas

Transportation Captain

Enrique Villavicencio

Wardrobe

Narada Michael Walden

Song

Robert Walker

Graphics

Diane Warren

Song

Anthony Waye

Production Supervisor

Norma Webb

Makeup

Fred Weiler

Set Decorator

Fredrick Weiler

Set Decorator

Paul Weston

Stunt Coordinator

David White

Song

George Whitear

Photography

Paul Whybrow

Special Effects

Andy Williams

Special Effects

Michael G. Wilson

From Story

Michael G. Wilson

Story By

Michael G. Wilson

Producer

Michael G. Wilson

Screenplay

Arthur Wooster

Other

Arthur Wooster

Dp/Cinematographer

Arthur Wooster

Second Unit Director

Arthur Wooster

Director Of Photography

Videos

Movie Clip

Licence To Kill (1989) - A Farewell To Arms Working with Sharkey (Frank McRae), Bond (Timothy Dalton) is pretty much gone rogue in Key West over attacks on American friend Felix Leiter, so he’s intercepted by DEA man Hawkins (Grand L. Bush) and delivered to the Hemingway house where “M” (Robert Brown) waits to crack the whip, in Licence To Kill, 1989.
Licence To Kill (1989) - It's Just A Manta Ray Krest (Anthony Zerbe), creepy ally of the drug-lord villain Sanchez, is looking to exploit his girlfriend Lupe (Talisa Soto) when Bond (Timothy Dalton), on a revenge mission having forsaken his MI6 duties, deploys an underwater trick, in Licence To Kill, 1989.
Licence To Kill (1989) - You Carrying? Chasing the remnants of his almost-murdered CIA pal Felix Leiter’s operation, brings now-rogue James Bond (Timothy Dalton) to Bimini to meet Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell), who was barely introduced earlier, threatened together by Benicio Del Toro (as Dario), representing the drug lord Sanchez, in Licence To Kill, 1989.
Licence To Kill (1989) - 555 Love Now in Isthmus (meant to be Panama, though shooting in Casino Español de Mexico, Mexico City) Bond (Timothy Dalton) and CIA Pam (Carey Lowell) make sure they’re seen by owner, drug-lord and villain Sanchez (Robert Davi, Anthony Starke his minion on the phone) and we meet singer Wayne Newton as televangelist “Professor Joe Butcher,” in on the scam, in Licence To Kill, 1989.
Licence To Kill (1989) - Open, Let's Go Fishing Joining the action opening in the Florida keys, Bond (Timothy Dalton), suited for the interrupted wedding of his CIA pal Felix (David Hedison), first meets the jettisoned faithless girlfriend (Talisa Soto) of fleeing drug kingpin Sanchez (Robert Davi), then rejoins the chase, in Licence To Kill, 1989, Grand L. Bush and Olympic hero Rafer Johnson in the DEA outfits, Priscilla Barnes the bride, Tina Turner with the theme song.

Hosted Intro

Film Details

Also Known As
007 Vendetta Privata, Bond - Tid för hämnd, License Revoked, License To Kill, Permis de Tuer
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Spy
Adaptation
Release Date
1989
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Durango, Mexico; Mexicali, Mexico; Key West, Florida, USA; Churubusco Studios, Mexico City, Mexico; Acapulco, Mexico; Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Vera Cruz, Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 14, 1989

Released in United States on Video January 4, 1990

Released in United States September 29, 1989

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 29, 1989.

Formerly distributed by MGM/UA Home Video.

Completed shooting November 1988.

Began shooting July 18, 1988.

This is only the 2nd time a James Bond film has not been filmed at Pinewood Studios in Great Britain.

Wide release in United Kingdom June 16, 1989.

Released in United States Summer July 14, 1989

Released in United States on Video January 4, 1990

Released in United States September 29, 1989 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival September 29, 1989.)