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The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 1987 and is directed by John Glen. The film's theme tune is 'The Living Daylights' and was sung by A-ha.

James Bond and the other 00's are in Gibraltar on a training exercise when it is infiltrated by a killer who is planning on killing as many 00s as possible. The only clue is SMERSH, an anagram in Russian for 'Death to Spies'.

James Bond is ordered to help General Georgi Koskov defect to the West in Vienna. During the defection, he avoids shooting Kara Milovy who was about to assassinate Koskov as he made a run for freedom. James subsequently meets up with Kara as they discover what is happening. M is angry at the fact that James Bond didn't kill Kara.

Back in England, Koskov is kidnapped by a Russian agent in disguise as a milkman.

James goes to Tunisia where he foils the assassination of General Leonid Pushkin with the help of the to-be assassinated Russian General.

The investigation leads to Afghanistan where he sides with Kamran Shah, a member of the Mujahaddin fighting to overthrow the Russians in Afghanistan. Bond confronts Koskov at a weapons transaction then its back to Tunisia to deal with Brad Whitaker, an American who is making money on the side.

Cast Members

Brad Whitaker ( Joe Don Baker )


Brad is an arms dealer who plans to do a deal with the Russians. Brad works with General Georgi Koskov to trick M.I.6. into thinking that Russian General Leo Pushkin is using a plan to start a war between Russia and the West.

The actor who played Brad would later return and play Jack Wade, the C.I.A.`s man in St. Peterburg (Goldeneye) and then in the Far East (Tomorrow Never Dies).

Kamran Shah ( Art Malik )


Kara Milovy ( Maryam d'Abo )


General Leonid Pushkin ( John Rhys-Davies )


General Georgi Koskov ( Jeroen Krabbe )



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