THE CANNONBALL RUN
1981, 95 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham

An all-star cast puts the pedal to the metal in this raucous action-comedy about an illegal cross-country race. Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are just some of the celebrity competitors in this 1980s favorite from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham.


A VIEW TO A KILL
1985, MGM/Park Circus, 131 min, UK, Dir: John Glen

In the final film in the franchise to star Roger Moore, Agent 007 goes up against wealthy industrialist and horse racer Max Zorin, who plans to corner the market on microchips by destroying Silicon Valley. Given the story's setting, Bond gets to do a bit of San Francisco sightseeing - some of it while dangling from an airship! A VIEW TO A KILL features some of the best bad guys of the entire series, with Christopher Walken as the steroid-crazed Zorin and Grace Jones as his lethal assistant May Day. Imposing as those villains are, Bond has some pretty experienced operatives in his corner, among them Patrick Macnee (John Steed from TV's “The Avengers”) and Lois Maxwell (in her final appearance as Miss Moneypenny).


FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
1981, MGM/Park Circus, 127 min, UK, Dir: John Glen

In his fifth film as Bond (the 12th film of the series), Roger Moore battles villainous Kristatos (Julian Glover) in an effort to locate a weapons system after it sinks in the Ionian Sea. Carole Bouquet (THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE) is the beautiful Bond girl here, and a stunning ski-slope chase is just one of the movie’s dynamic set-pieces.


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