Episode 72

Published on:

1st Aug 2020

Licence to Kill

Yes, it’s another James Bond episode! Morgan is strapping on his Walther PPK and heading back into the field to correct a terrible wrong. Not that Tom has been fed to a shark by a vicious drug lord, but to rehabilitate the reputation of the 16th James Bond film, 1989’s Licence to Kill.

The boys discuss Timothy Dalton’s beautiful face, Benicio del Toro’s unique line deliveries, the film’s cracking theme tune and how Felix Leiter got over losing two limbs and his wife rather too quickly.

Licence to Kill was Timothy Dalton’s second (and sadly last) James Bond film.

The first 007 film not to use the title of an Ian Fleming story, the film saw Bond being suspended from MI6 as he pursued drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi), who has ordered an attack against Bond’s CIA friend Felix Leiter and the murder of Felix’s wife after their wedding.

Surprisingly dark at times, it was a fantastic revenge thriller, with Dalton proving that he deserved far more plaudits for his portrayal as Bond.

Plus, you’ve got to love a very young Benicio del Toro as a minor Bond villain.

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Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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