History Film / LicenceToKill

24th May '16 5:28:36 AM erforce
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* AdaptationDistillation: An interesting one, because the movie isn't directly based on any Ian Fleming novel. ''License'' does lift Felix Leiter's shark attack from the novel ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''... the movie version of which starred David Hedison as Leiter. The movie also mixes elements of ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and a short story "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]".
** More specifically, Milton Krest and his boat, the ''Wavekrest'' are from "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]", although the titular rarity -- a fish -- doesn't appear. Krest's wife-beating habits are given to Sanchez. As for ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Sanchez himself shares many qualities with the novel's version of Fransico Scaramanga, both being crime lords in Central America, although he's more FauxAffablyEvil.

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* AdaptationDistillation: An interesting one, because the movie isn't directly based on any Ian Fleming novel. ''License''
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does lift Felix Leiter's shark attack from the novel ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''... the movie version of which starred David Hedison as Leiter. The movie also mixes elements of ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and a short story "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]".\n
** More specifically, Milton Krest and his boat, the ''Wavekrest'' are from "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]", although the titular rarity -- a fish -- doesn't appear. Krest's wife-beating habits are given to Sanchez.
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As for ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Sanchez himself shares many qualities with the novel's version of Fransico Scaramanga, both being crime lords in Central America, although he's more FauxAffablyEvil.
24th May '16 2:26:05 AM Faberlich
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[[TheOneWith The one where]] Bond goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[note]]Also, [[TheOneWith the first one]] not adapted from the Ian Fleming novels.[[/note]]

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[[TheOneWith The one where]] Bond goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[note]]Also, [[TheOneWith the first one]] one not to be adapted from the Ian Fleming novels.a Creator/IanFleming novel.[[/note]]
24th May '16 2:14:03 AM Faberlich
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** Sanchez would probably have been much more safe if he'd just returned straight to Isthmus after paying off Killifer. His decision to retaliate against Leiter is what costs him his life in the end.

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** Sanchez would probably have been much more safe if he'd just returned straight to Isthmus after paying off Killifer. His decision to retaliate against Leiter is what costs him his entire drug empire and life in the end.



* ItsPersonal: The entire premise. Bond is not only doing it for Felix and Della, it's like he's avenging what happened to his own dead wife.

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* ItsPersonal: The entire premise. Bond is not only doing it for Felix and Della, it's like he's avenging [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService what happened to his own dead wife.wife]].



* RapeAsDrama: Della, Leiter's wife, was tortured and raped before being murdered, as evidenced by the line that Dario gave her "a nice ''honeymoooon''."

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* RapeAsDrama: Della, Leiter's wife, was tortured and raped before being murdered, as evidenced by the line that Dario gave her "a nice ''honeymoooon''."''honeymoooon''".



* '''RoaringRampageOfRevenge''': '''TheMovie'''

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* '''RoaringRampageOfRevenge''': '''TheMovie'''RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Unusually for a Bond film, basic premise is not Bond going on yet another mission for [=MI6=], this time he goes rogue to avenge the Leiters, as Felix has lost his leg to a shark and Della has been raped and murdered.
24th May '16 2:07:35 AM Faberlich
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Dalton was signed to return as James Bond for a third time, but legal issues (a lawsuit concerning television licensing rights sold off cheap by the new MGM owners to finance the purchase of MGM, without approval of franchise co-owner, the Broccoli/Wilson family), coupled with reluctance, if not outright resistance, of the new MGM management in 1993 to see Dalton return once more, [[DevelopmentHell kept the series in a long-running hiatus]] until Dalton "resigned" in April 1994. PierceBrosnan was announced as the new James Bond in July 1994 and ''Film/GoldenEye'' came out in November 1995.

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Dalton was signed to return as James Bond for a third time, but legal issues (a lawsuit concerning television licensing rights sold off cheap by the new MGM owners to finance the purchase of MGM, without approval of franchise co-owner, the Broccoli/Wilson family), coupled with reluctance, if not outright resistance, of the new MGM management in 1993 to see Dalton return once more, [[DevelopmentHell kept the series in a long-running hiatus]] ([[SequelGap six years]], the longest gap between two films in the franchise to this day) until Dalton "resigned" in April 1994. PierceBrosnan was announced as the new James Bond in July 1994 and ''Film/GoldenEye'' came out in November 1995.
15th May '16 7:22:15 PM Movienut376
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** This would be the first Bond movie to be rated PG-13.
11th May '16 5:23:54 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ContinuitySnarl: Only in the novel. John Gardner tries to fit it into the Bond literary canon, which makes no sense since quite a few scenes and characters from the movie are lifted from prior Fleming novels. For example: Felix Leiter gets attacked by a shark in a chapter, "Lightning strikes twice."
29th Apr '16 8:35:48 AM Mario1995
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* AffablyEvil: Professor Joe Butcher is a conman, but he's never anything but pleasant. Even when Pam pulls a gun on him, or steals back her "donation", he can only smile about the whole thing. It helps that it's not ''his'' money being stolen, and he ''did'' get to see her shapely leg. It's probably the reason he's the only villain (alongside Hector Lopez) in the film who survives Bond's wrath.

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* AffablyEvil: Professor Joe Butcher is a conman, but he's never anything but pleasant. Even when Pam pulls a gun on him, or steals back her "donation", he can only smile about the whole thing. It helps that it's not ''his'' money being stolen, and he ''did'' get to see her shapely leg. It's probably the reason he's the only villain (alongside Hector Lopez) Lopez, [[spoiler:who performs a HeelFaceTurn in the end of the film]]) in the film who survives Bond's wrath.
26th Apr '16 9:48:46 AM Mario1995
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* AssholeVictim: DirtyCop Ed Killifer who betrays and allows Leiter to be mauled by the shark, ThePeepingTom and bumbling company head Milton Krest, and the criminal accountant Truman-Lodge.

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* AssholeVictim: DirtyCop Ed Killifer who betrays and allows Leiter to be mauled by the shark, ThePeepingTom and bumbling company head incompetent Milton Krest, and the criminal accountant Truman-Lodge.
25th Apr '16 1:58:38 PM Mario1995
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* AffablyEvil: Professor Joe Butcher is a conman, but he's never anything but pleasant. Even when Pam pulls a gun on him, or steals back her "donation", he can only smile about the whole thing. It helps that it's not ''his'' money being stolen, and he ''did'' get to see her shapely leg. It's probably the reason he's the only villain in the film who survives Bond's wrath.

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* AffablyEvil: Professor Joe Butcher is a conman, but he's never anything but pleasant. Even when Pam pulls a gun on him, or steals back her "donation", he can only smile about the whole thing. It helps that it's not ''his'' money being stolen, and he ''did'' get to see her shapely leg. It's probably the reason he's the only villain (alongside Hector Lopez) in the film who survives Bond's wrath.
21st Apr '16 1:27:06 PM GrecoRomanGuy
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** And of course, from the man himself…
--> '''Bond:''' Don't you want to know ''why?'' [[spoiler: Uses Felix's lighter to set Sanchez on fire.]]
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