James Bond

James Bond For Your Eyes Only Movie Poster

There were a total of six Bond movies in the 80's:  For Your Eyes Only in 1981, Never Say Never Again in 1983, 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 seeking revenge.

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.