"I'll do anything for a woman with a knife."
The first movie in Eon Productions' James Bond series not named after a book by creator Ian Fleming, today's feature, Licence to Kill — originally titled Licence Revoked — was also the first to be shot completely outside of the United Kingdom and the last to star Timothy Dalton as Bond. Dalton choose to step away from the role after only two movies due to the protracted legal battle over the rights to the character that put the franchise on hiatus from 1989 to 1995.
One of the darker and more personal James Bond movies, Licence to Kill finds Bond (Dalton) giving up his "007" designation and his "license to kill" in favor of pursuing a vendetta against Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi), a Latin American drug lord responsible for the rape and murder of the wife of his friend, CIA Agent Felix Leiter (David Hedison). Knowing full well what Bond is capable of, MI6 dispatches agents to bring him in by any means necessary. Pursued by his former colleagues and surrounded by his enemies, Bond embarks on a suicide mission to infiltrate Sanchez's organization and assassinate him, licensed or not.
Tune in today at 7:00pm ET/ 4:00pm PT for Licence to Kill and then check the ReelzChannel schedule for more 007 movies playing all month long!Bond Unleashed: Licence to Kill