London, South Kensington
17 December 2002
Licence To Kill, 1989
Three harpoon guns with long slender barrels cast in spun aluminium, with black plastic pistol grip, trigger-guard and white plastic trigger, one with metal harpoon, all -- 34in. (86.4cm.) long -- all purchased for the 1989 United Artists/Eon film Licence To Kill; accompanied by a corresponding colour still (printed later) and a letter concerning the provenance (5)
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This style of harpoon gun is seen in the film in the dramatic sequence on Sanchez's yacht, when Bond [Timothy Dalton] uses a harpoon to shoot a diver who killed Bond's friend, Sharkey [Frank McRae]. The harpoons are next seen in the ensuing underwater fight and again, when Bond improvises with one as a handle at the end of a tow rope as he makes his escape on water-skis.
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c 1989 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.
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