Licence to Kill (1989)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • License to Kill Original
  • Licence Revoked Working


16th James Bond film. Drugs baron Franz Sánchez has Bond's DEA agent friend Felix Leiter widowed on his wedding night and fed to a shark. Bond, ordered to leave the matter for the Americans to sort out, resigns his licence to kill and sets out on his own to settle the score personally against Sánchez. Posing as a gun-for-hire, Bond is employed by Sánchez, whereupon he sets about destroying the villain's drugs empire. Complicating his mission are his relationships with Pam Bouvier, a US pilot who has her own plans for Sánchez, and Lupe Lamora, the villain's mistreated girlfriend who takes a shine to Bond.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top