Stream Guide–007 Ranking (#16-20)

#16
The Living Daylights (1987)

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The Agent
Timothy Dalton

The Villains
General Georgi Koskov played by Jeroen Krabbe
Brad Whitaker played by Joe Don Baker

The Girl (What, only ONE?!)
Kara Milovy played by Maryam D’Abo

The Stand-out Scene
Special delivery! Necros attempts an explosive escape using milk bottle grenades.

The Best Line
Q is showcasing his newest gadget, a boom box rocket launcher. “Something we’re making for the Americans. It’s called a “Ghetto Blaster”.

#17
The World is Not Enough (1999)

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The Agent
Pierce Brosnan

The Villains
Elektra King played by Sophie Marceau
Renard/Viktor Zokas played by Robert Carlyle

The Girls
Elektra King played by Sophie Marceau
Christmas Jones played by Denise Richards
Cigar Girl played by Maria Grazia Cuccinotta

The Stand-out Scene
M becomes part of the action when she is kidnapped by baddies. Time to see Judi Dench get real serious, real fast.

The Best Line
“Revenge is not hard to fathom for a man who believes in nothing.”

#18
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

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The Agent
Roger Moore

The Villain
Francisco Scaramanga played by Christopher Lee

The Girls
Mary Goodnight played by Britt Ekland
Andrea Anders played by Maud Adams

The Stand-out Scene
Bond poses as the villain Scaramanga, and pays close attention to details, including a fake third nipple. Very convincing.

The Best Line
Bond plays the innocent and asks, “Who’d want to put a contract on me?” M is quick to with the answer: “Jealous husbands! Outraged chefs! Humiliated tailors! The list is endless!”

#19
Octopussy (1983)

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The Agent
Roger Moore

The Villain
General Orlov played by Steven Berkoff

The Girls
Octopussy played by Maud Adams
Magda played by Kristina Wayborn

The Stand-out Scene
In a particularly strange set-piece, agent 009 is chased by knife-throwing assassins. The chase is made all the more difficult for him as he is disguised a a clown, shoes and all!

The Best Line
Q: You must be joking! 007 on an island populated exclusively by women? We won’t see him til dawn!

#20
A View to a Kill (1985)

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The Agent
Roger Moore

The Villain
Max Zorin played by Christopher Walken

The Girls
Stacey Sutton played by Tanya Roberts
MayDay played by Grace Jones
Pola Ivanova played by Fiona Fullerton

The Stand-out Scene
Bond and Zorin go all out as they battle atop the Golden Gate Bridge. Moore was almost sixty, and Walken was in his mid forties, so it’s more like watching a fight between two old fogies at a shuffleboard match than it is a head-to-head bout between action stars.

The Best Line
After a night of nookie with MayDay, Zorin asks Bond if he slept well. The response? “A little restless, but I got off eventually.” Gross, James. You’re old now.

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