Awesome: Licence to Kill
- Bond's final battle against Sanchez, leading to Bond using Felix's present - a lighter - to set a gasoline-soaked Sanchez on fire. It's one of the few times - if any - that Bond kills his major villain with any satisfaction...
- YMMV on "satisfaction". It seemed like Bond was just exhausted and just wanted to end the "mission".
- Timothy Dalton deserves a nod in regards to that scene for not using a stunt double for when Bond is running from the explosion. In more than one interview around the time the movie came out, Dalton said he was practically running for his life.
- The scene at the Hemingway House where M appears in person to order 007 to leave Sanchez to the Americans. Previous stories had Bond considering leaving the service in disgust. This time...
Bond: SIR! They're not going to DO ANYTHING! (beat) I owe it to Leiter. He's put his life on the line for me many times.
M: Oh spare me this sentimental RUBBISH! He knew the risks.
Bond: And his wife?
M: This private vendetta of yours could easily compromise Her Majesty's government. You have an assignment, and I expect you to carry it out objectively and professionally!
Bond (with suppressed rage): Then you have my resignation, sir!
M (angry): We're not a country club, 007! (beat) Effective immediately. Your licence to kill is revoked...
- You know that scene in The Dark Knight Rises where a plane is yanked from the sky and pulled by another larger plane? This movie did it first, but with a helicopter pulling a plane.
- The crowner is Felix and James parachuting down directly down to Felix's wedding - leading to a wedding where the groom's outfit has a train and the bride's does not.
- Bond, underwater, harpoons the pontoon of a seaplane, rises to the surface, skis until he's alongside it, climbs into it when it's in the air, and throws the pilots out. All this and escaping with the laundered cash in it.
- Q coming to a Banana Republic in order to aid 007 and chucking an invention away once he'd done with it.
- Pam Bouvier's Show Some Leg on a cult leader where she pulls a pistol from her thigh holster on him.
Joe Butcher: Bless your heart!
- Pam posing as "Miss Kennedy". Say what you want, she's the sexiest Bond Girl who managed to be so without needing to wear a bikini.
- The tanker chase. Layered with a pursuing airplane flown by Pam, and exploding vehicles everywhere.
- Don't forget that to avoid getting hit with a Stinger, Bond does some Car Skiing. With an 18-wheeler.
- Bond gets back at Ed Killifer for selling out Felix to Sanchez when he attempts to bribe Bond with his payoff.
Bond: You earned it. You keep it, old buddy.(Bond throws the suitcase back at Killifer, who then falls into the Shark Pool and is promptly attacked by sharks)
- Basically, this whole movie is about showing us just how dangerous Bond can be if you really piss him off. It's equal parts awesome and terrifying.