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Licence To Kill Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Licence To Kill

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Licence To Kill Picture
...Completed by the excellent Robert Davi

Production

Go behind the scenes on the 1989 Action / Adventure movie starring Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi More Cast


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The film was originally to be set in China but production difficulties became insurmountable.
Thanks to 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!
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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.
Thanks to David Bragg
Gene Simmons of KISS was allegedly offered the role of the villain, but due to commitments to the band, he declined.
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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.
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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.



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