A View to a Kill

Trivia: The disclaimer, "Neither the name Zorin nor any other name or character in this film is meant to portray a real company or actual person" was added after the producers discovered a real company known as Zoran Ladicorbic Ltd, whose industry was fashion design. This is the first Bond film to begin with a disclaimer.

Trivia: From "A View To A Kill" onward, the film's successor was no longer announced on the credits, replaced instead with "James Bond Will Return".

Trivia: The lines "What a view," and "To a kill," were once subtitled in Sweden as "What a view," and "Yeah, Tokyo."

Trivia: The San Francisco city council did not allow Zorin's death (falling from the Golden Gate) to be shot for fear that it might "inspire" suicides, so optical tricks had to be used.

Trivia: The film marked the last time that Lois Maxwell appeared as "Miss Moneypenny" in the Bond films. She had appeared in every Bond picture since 1962's "Dr. No", the only cast member to have done so.

Trivia: Mary Stavin, who plays Kimberley Jones in the pre-credits sequence, won the Miss World title in 1977. She had previously played one of Octopussy's girls in "Octopussy".

Trivia: This film holds the record for the least amount of screen time that a lead actor has ever appeared on screen in the role he is credited for. Due to Roger Moore's age, eight different stand-ins/ stunt-people were employed during filming to play the role of 'Bond', along with Moore himself.

Trivia: Duran Duran's theme tune from the film became the first Bond film theme to top the U.S. Billboard charts.

Trivia: As already mentioned, this is Lois Maxwell's last film as Miss Moneypenny. However, before she left, she approached the film makers to suggest she come back playing the role of M. The makers declined, saying they didn't think a woman could play M. Ten years later Judi Dench took over the role.

Trivia: At the end of the film, General Gogol is seen with an Order of Lenin medal for Bond in M's office. The Order of Lenin is a real medal and entitles the owner free parking in Red Square on weekends.

Trivia: The voice heard over the loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall is that of the producer, Michael G. Wilson.

Trivia: When Grace Jones screams during the mine sequence when sparks fly around her, her screams are for real. Jones did not know that the electric cables around her would go off as a special effect for the scene.

Trivia: When Bond and Stacey come out of the shack at Silicon Valley, he says to her "Pity you couldn't find one that fits." Roger Moore ad-libbed this line.

Trivia: Several crew members were nearly killed when the Iceberg sub from the pre-title sequence flipped over.

Trivia: In order to reduce production costs, Max Zorin's airship only had a logo painted on one side.

Trivia: The Rolls Royce that Patrick Macnee drives in this movie belonged to the producer, Albert R. Broccoli.

Visible crew/equipment: During the pursuit scene in San Francisco, there's a long shot where the fire truck passes in front of the camera just before the two police cars get separated. During that shot, you can see a camera crew on the top of the truck, in front of the ladder. (01:31:40)

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Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: Another wealthy owner?
James Bond: Who knows? But she certainly bares closer inspection.
Tibbett, Sir Godfrey: We're on a mission.
James Bond: Sir Godfrey, on a mission, I am expected to sacrifice myself.

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Question: This is a two part question. When Zorin is flying over the mine in his zeppelin, he sees Mayday coming out of the mine with the bomb, and looks really shocked when it blows up, killing her in the process. But a few scenes before, he was quite happy to just leave her to drown in the flooding mine, so did he really love her and was just shocked that she had killed herself or was it shock because she removed the bomb from the mine and ruined his plan? I'm asking since Mayday tells Bond that Zorin told her he loved her (when they're both trying to escape from drowning in the flooding mine), so was Zorin lying to her or did he actually love her?

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Chosen answer: Zorin is a psychopath. He may have meant it when he told May Day he loved her, or he may have just been telling her what she wanted to hear. Either way, when he thinks she'll drown in the mine as well, he doesn't consider it worth scrapping the plan just to save her. Once she escapes and has the bomb, he looks shocked partially because she wasn't killed but mostly because she's chosen to sacrifice herself to thwart his plans, something that a self-interested psychotic personality can't comprehend.

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