History Film / TheLivingDaylights

4th Feb '17 2:25:49 PM Yora
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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Bond and Kara escape from Bratislava by going over wintery mountains covered in deep snow and frozen lakes and soon after arrive in Vienna where it is apparently late spring. Bratislava actually sits right on the Austrian border and lies in the same Danube plain as Vienna, which is only 60 km away.
13th Jan '17 6:02:25 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BatmanGambit: Koskov pulls this on the British through his "defection", and arranges the murder of several agents to convince them that Pushkin is the real enemy and thus removing him as an interference to Koskov's plans; Bond then turns the tables on Koskov by confronting Pushkin himself and enlisting his help in stopping Koskov by faking Pushkin's assassination, making Koskov and Whittaker believe they're in the clear.


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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: During the Mujahideen assault on the airbase, when the guerrillas use a front-end loader to knock down the bathhouse as they plow through the base.
22nd Dec '16 12:00:36 AM TheRarispy
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** [[spoiler: Necros also utters one just before he falls off the plane to his death.]]
16th Dec '16 5:34:23 PM Premonition45
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* TakeThat: A debatable example; the other two Double-0 agents in the pre-credits teaser resemble Roger Moore and George Lazenby. The Moore look-alike simply gets hit with a couple of paintballs to be taken out of the war games, but the Lazenby expy gets dropped off a cliff to his death. Given Lazenby's infamous bridge-burning departure from the franchise after only one movie, you can't help but wonder...



* TruthInTelevision: Bond hesitates to assassinate General Pushkin, head of the KGB, because he doesn't believe Pushkin could do something like resurrect the Smiert Shpionam assassination program. This is, for the most part, how professional spy agencies really work. You can hurt the traitors within you, but you leave their case officers alone.

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* TruthInTelevision: Bond hesitates to assassinate General Pushkin, head of the KGB, because he doesn't believe Pushkin could do something like resurrect the Smiert Shpionam Spionam assassination program. This is, for the most part, how professional spy agencies really work. You can hurt the traitors within you, but you leave their case officers alone.
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.
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