History Film / TheLivingDaylights

25th Nov '16 3:08:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* AlmightyJanitor: Green Four, the security guard/butler who enters the kitchen after Necros killed the Chef qualifies. He manage to fight Necros for several minutes in a hand to hand fight (remember that's the guy who is supposed to give Bond trouble), and comes close to winning at several points. Justified, in that every guard in the area are highly trained MI agents.



* BadassBystander: Green Four, the security guard/butler who enters the kitchen after Necros killed the Chef qualifies. He manage to fight Necros for several minutes in a hand to hand fight (remember that's the guy who is supposed to give Bond trouble), and comes close to winning at several points.
** Kamran Shah appears to be one of these as well during his first appearance, but he turns out to be quite important indeed.

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* BadassBystander: Green Four, the security guard/butler who enters the kitchen after Necros killed the Chef qualifies. He manage to fight Necros for several minutes in a hand to hand fight (remember that's the guy who is supposed to give Bond trouble), and comes close to winning at several points.
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Kamran Shah appears to be one of these as well during his first appearance, but he turns out to be quite important indeed.
23rd Nov '16 5:44:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Bond was meant to be after General Gogol, the recurring KGB head played by Creator/WalterGotell in every Bond movie since ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. However, Creator/WalterGotell was ill at the time, and thus, unable to commit to the film. So it was written that General Pushkin became head of the KGB as Gogol became a diplomat. By the time Gotell was well enough, he essentially makes a cameo as Gogol in the end.
** Timothy Dalton revealed in a 2007 interview that his Bond was not allowed to have too much sex, because his films were released at the height of the AIDS epidemic. To this end, besides the woman in the pre-credits sequence, Kara is the only Bond Girl of the film (and whatever kind of intercouse he had with both happens entirely offscreen).
23rd Nov '16 5:41:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Vienna plays the part of Bratislava, as well as appearing as itself. Similarly, Morocco appears as itself and Afghanistan.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Vienna plays the part of Bratislava, as well as appearing as itself. Similarly, Morocco appears as itself and Afghanistan.CallBack: [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Bond again identifies raw opium by taste]].



* EndOfAnAge: The last Bond film to feature the Soviet Union and the last Bond film to have the score composed by JohnBarry (and some would consider the score to be some of Barry's finest work).

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* EndOfAnAge: The last Bond film to feature the Soviet Union and the last Bond film to have the score composed by JohnBarry Music/JohnBarry (and some would consider the score to be some of Barry's finest work).
31st Oct '16 11:13:58 AM gewunomox
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** The film seems to reuse a lot of the elements of ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. The plot moves along through the use of two 00-agents (both of whom are eliminated at some point), Is set at one point in Eastern Europe, then Austria for this film, Germany for that; Involves a BigBad who in both films is a rogue Russian general, and uses a SmugSnake to further his ultimate goals. Both films have the reasonable head of the KGB (Gogol in ''Octopussy'' and Pushkin in ''The Living Daylights'') trying to preserve the StatusQuo against these rogue elements. Smuggling is an activity conducted/mentioned in both films. Both films have TheDragon played as KGB agents who murder Bond's ally. In this film Saunders gets chopped up by a glass door, in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' Vijay gets chopped up by the Saw/Yo-Yo thingee. Both films wind up in or near Afghanistan and both films end with a climactic air battle with Bond disposing of TheDragon using the trope of a DisneyVillainDeath. Bond and the BondGirl escape from the aforementioned plane at the last moment before it crashes in both films.

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** The film seems to reuse a lot of the elements of ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. The plot moves along through the use of two 00-agents (both of whom are eliminated at some point), Is set at one point in Eastern Europe, then Austria for this film, Germany for that; Involves a BigBad who in both films is a rogue Russian general, and uses a SmugSnake to further his ultimate goals. Both films have the reasonable head of the KGB (Gogol in ''Octopussy'' and Pushkin in ''The Living Daylights'') trying to preserve the StatusQuo Status Quo against these rogue elements. Smuggling is an activity conducted/mentioned in both films. Both films have TheDragon played as KGB agents who murder Bond's ally. In this film Saunders gets chopped up by a glass door, in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' Vijay gets chopped up by the Saw/Yo-Yo thingee. Both films wind up in or near Afghanistan and both films end with a climactic air battle with Bond disposing of TheDragon using the trope of a DisneyVillainDeath. Bond and the BondGirl escape from the aforementioned plane at the last moment before it crashes in both films.
26th Oct '16 11:59:23 PM foxley
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* AchillesPowerCord: Necros attempts to kill the BattleButler at the MI6 safehouse with an electric carving knife. The butler is able to hook his foot around the power cord and jerk it out of the plug.
26th Sep '16 7:59:07 PM foxley
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* MuggedForDisguise: Necros strangles (with his earphones' cable) a milkman to steal his uniform and get into the MI-5 safehouse. The milkman isn't the enemy; he just had the right outfit.
11th Sep '16 10:42:23 PM miniJag
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory / AlternateHistory: In-universe, Bond notes a flaw in Whitakers' Gettysburg reenactment:

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory / AlternateHistory: In-universe, Bond notes a flaw in Whitakers' Whitaker's Gettysburg reenactment:



** Bond overrides Saunder's plan to smuggle Koskov out in the boot of the car because that's the first place any border guards would think to look. When they reach the border after smuggling Koskov out through a different route, we see a shot of the border guards... checking out the boot of the car. Saunders looks a bit put-out.

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** Bond overrides Saunder's Saunders' plan to smuggle Koskov out in the boot of the car because that's the first place any border guards would think to look. When they reach the border after smuggling Koskov out through a different route, we see a shot of the border guards... checking out the boot of the car. Saunders looks a bit put-out.
9th Sep '16 8:44:34 AM Viper16
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* FalseFlagOperation: Koskov and Whitaker [[spoiler:stage what appear to be KGB assassinations of several Western agents, in order to trick MI6 into eliminating the new KGB director for them before he can have them arrested for corruption]].


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Pushkin gives a short but brutal one to Whitaker when he tries to appeal to him "from one old soldier to another."
-->'''Pushkin''': Spare me your military pretensions. What army did you serve in? ... You were expelled from West Point for cheating. A short stint as a mercenary in the Belgian Congo. Later, you worked with various criminal organizations that helped finance your first arms deals.


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* WorthyAdversary: Central to the plot. Bond has dealt with General Pushkin before and respects him as a dangerous but professional opponent. Because of this, he is dubious of Koskov's portrayal of Pushkin as a KnightTemplar who's declared war on the Western intelligence services. [[spoiler:Correctly, as it turns out]].
5th Aug '16 7:18:36 PM DrOO7
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* VehicleVanish: A KGB agent has Kara under surveillance. He watches her enter a phone booth, then, after a streetcar lumbers by between them, a black Aston-Martin parked nearby drives off. It takes the agent a short while to realize she'd put her hat and coat over a cello case in the booth and gotten away with Bond in the car.
5th Jul '16 12:30:33 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* TheEighties: While not as obvious as ''Film/AViewToAKill'', its still got [[Music/{{Aha}} a-ha]], EightiesHair and, of course: the boom box with an integrated [[StuffBlowingUp missile launcher]] is called the Ghetto Blaster]].

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* TheEighties: While not as obvious as ''Film/AViewToAKill'', its still got [[Music/{{Aha}} a-ha]], EightiesHair and, of course: the boom box with an integrated [[StuffBlowingUp missile launcher]] is called the Ghetto Blaster]]. Blaster.
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