After years of Roger Moore’s increasingly silly James Bond, Timothy Dalton tried something new. A grim and serious Bond who fought (relatively) real world threats in the form of a killer drug dealer (Robert Davi). The film is basically Yojimbo as a Bond film. Bond leaves the secret service to avenge an attack on his friend, Felix Leiter. He infiltrates the organization of the drug dealer who fed his friend and his wife to a shark and brings him down largely by sowing seeds of mistrust among his men. License to Kill is better than most people give it credit for, although that Wayne Newton cameo is painful.