The 14th James Bond film, released in 1985 and it marked the end of an era. It was the last Bond film to star Sir Roger Moore as agent Double-0 Seven (even if Daniel Craig has spent more time in the role year-wise, the suave Moore’s number of Bond films has yet to be exceeded). But it was just more than hung up his Walther PPK for good as Lois Maxwell’s Miss Moneypenny bowed out with him.
It was also the first James Bond outing that Californian director, Cary Joji Fukunaga saw at the cinema – an important point given that Fukunaga has gone on to helm No Time to Die (2020), the 25th official film in the franchise and Daniel Craig's last Bond film. Now expected to be released in November 2020.
The film brought the classic era of Bond to a close, allowing the filmmakers to delve into a grittier interpretation of Double-0 Seven, and has attracted mixed responses from fans and critics over the years, even though it features several classic Bond moments.
Here are 20 of those “few details” that Roger’s James Bond could not completely clean up at the end of the film!
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