A View to a Kill (1985)

A View to a Kill poster

Eon Productions
Starring:
 Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts
Directed by: John Glen

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: James Bond (Roger Moore) is on the trail of a crazed industralist named Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), first in Paris and then in the San Francisco Bay Area where the man plans to destroy Silicon Valley.

Featured Feline: While in the Bay Area Bond looks up the woman to whom Zorin has written a large check. He sneaks into the house of Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) and is startled by a spring-loaded cat on the stairs, a Himalayan.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy running off stairs

During a fight in the home in which James and Stacey try to defeat a group of thugs, the cat is seen sitting in a planter out of the way.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy sitting in planter

After the fight Stacey is picking up the pieces of a broken urn with the cat beside her.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy with Stacey Tanya Roberts and broken urn

She picks up the cat and invites James into the kitchen, saying she has to feed him. James asks, “What are you serving? Whiskas?”

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy carried by Stacey Tanya Roberts to kitchen with James Bond Roger Moore

The cat is seen eating from a plate beside a water bowl marked “Pussy” and then exits through a cat door.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy eating

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy exiting through cat door

After the scene in which James and Stacey talk over a quiche, Pussy returns through the cat door.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy entering through cat door

Pussy is next seen the next morning in James’ lap. A small earthquake hits and the cat runs under the bed.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy sitting in James Bond Roger Moore lap with rifle

Pussy is again present during a meeting between James, Stacey and Chuck Lee (David Yip).

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy with Stacey Tanya Roberts and Chuck Lee David Yip

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy with Stacey Tanya Roberts and Chuck Lee David Yip

Finally at the end of the film, Q sends a robot into Stacey’s home through the cat door looking for the missing James. Pussy is seen sitting to one side and runs away when he sees the machine.

A View to a Kill - Himalayan cat Pussy sitting on bed

Final Mewsings: Cats love hanging out with Bond girls!

Many thanks to Francesco Candi for letting us know about the cat in this Bond film!


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