The Living Daylights (1987)

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The 15th James Bond film, and Timothy Dalton's first. Bond disobeys orders when he refuses to kill a sniper on the grounds that she is a woman cellist whom he finds attractive. Her involvement in a Soviet general's defection leads her and Bond to uncover a drugs-smuggling operation on a Russian airbase in Afghanistan.

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