Licence to Kill released

Licence to Kill (1989) is the sixteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second and last to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

Licence to Kill is the first original (non-Fleming) title, although it adapts the Live and Let Die story with elements from the short story The Hildebrand Rarity, concerning agent 007's resignation from MI6 to pursue revenge against Franz Sánchez, a Latin American drug baron. The title refers to Bond's discretionary licence to kill; originally, the title was Licence Revoked.

Due to internecine lawsuits over ownership of the film series, this was the last film for six years, the series' longest interval.