There were a total of
six Bond movies in the 80's: For Your Eyes Only in 1981,
Never Say Never Again in
Octopussy in 1983, A View to a Kill in 1985, The Living
Daylights in 1987, and License to Kill in 1989).
In 1981, 1983, and 1985, James Bond was played by Roger
Moore, while the 1983 movie once again starred Sean
Connery, and the 1987 and 1989 flicks starred Timothy
Dalton as the Martini sipping ladies' man.
In For Your Eyes Only (1981), Bond is in
a race against the Russians to find the Royal Navy's
Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), which
was aboard the spy shop St. Georges when it was sunk.
In Never Say Never Again (1983), Bond must stop a couple
of baddies from detonating a couple of stolen nuclear
warheads. Octopussy (1983) found Bond
investigating a General who is stealing jewels from the
Russians, and then ultimate disrupting a forced
disarmament deal by way of a stolen nuclear bomb.
In A View to a Kill
(1985), Bond must stop a microchip industrialist who
plans on destroying Silicon Valley, by blowing up fault
lines, in order to create a chip monopoly. In The
Living Daylights (1987), Bond stops an arm dealer who
steals from Russia, uses the funds to by diamonds, and
then drugs. In the final 80's movie, License to
Kill (1989), Bond is back to handling drug dealers and
All of the 80's Bond
movies did well, although the better ones from a
financial and reception perspective where For Your Eyes
Only, Octopussy, and The Living Daylights.