Making Of...
Making Of...

Licence To Kill Behind The Scenes

Licence To Kill Picture
...Completed by the excellent Robert Davi
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1989 Action / Adventure movie starring Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi et al.
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The film was originally to be set in China but production difficulties became insurmountable.
Contributed by: Frankie Addiego
According to the DVD, Timothy Dalton was unavailable for Talisa Soto's screen test, so Robert Davi filled the role of Bond -and was rather good!
Rewind Archive
Some scenes had to be trimmed to reduce an R rating to a PG-13. It was the first Bond film to receive an American rating higher than PG.
Contributed by: David Bragg
Gene Simmons of KISS was allegedly offered the role of the villain, but due to commitments to the band, he declined.
Rewind Archive
The project was originally entitled "Licence Revoked" and teaser artwork was produced with this title. Among the reasons for changing the title was to avoid confusion with the 1981 James Bond novel, "Licence Renewed", written by John Gardner (who ended up writing a novel based on this film as well). It has also been widely reported that a survey revealed that fewer than 50f Americans questioned knew what "revoked" meant.
Rewind Archive
There was a minor controversy when the film was being made as to whether the British or American spelling ("licence" or "license") would be used in the title. The British spelling won out.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Licence To Kill