Fanspot
City Hall

Saga James Bond
Movie A View to a Kill John Glen (1985)
James Bond (Roger Moore) seeks information about Max Zorin's (Christopher Walken) pipeline at San Francisco's City Hall.
City Hall San Francisco
City Hall San Francisco. (Photo credit: Image by David Mark of Pixabay)

“- That’s rather neat. Don’t you think?

– Brilliant. I’m almost speechless with admiration.

– Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius. “

Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and James Bond (Roger Moore)

Agent 007 poses as a reporter for the London Financial Times, James Stock. He asks several questions of W.G. Howe (Daniel Benzali) of the Oil and Mining Division.

On his way out of the office, he crosses paths with Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts), whom he had already met at Max Zorin’s (Christopher Walken) horse sale at the Château de Chantilly.

The latter is actually working with Howe. Later, she was fired from her job for interfering with her manager’s decisions.

That evening, Stacey Sutton and James Bond go to the institution to steal documents relating to the Max Zorin pipeline.

The industrialist surprises them, accompanied by May Day (Grace Jones). He kills Howe to frame Bond and Sutton as the murderers.

With the help of his accomplices, Zorin starts a fire by locking Agent 007 and the young woman in the elevator. They manage to escape in front of the whole of San Francisco, which has come to see the firemen extinguish it.

About to be arrested by the police, James Bond escapes with Stacey thanks to one of the fire trucks parked just ahead.

1

In most of the scenes involving the fire engine, Roger Moore himself is the pilot. He had taken his HGV licence during his military service.

Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)
Scene at City Hall in A View to a Kill
Scene at the City Hall in A View to a Kill (Photo credit: EON Productions, Danjaq, MGM and United Artists)

San Francisco City Hall

Built in 1915, San Francisco City Hall is a city hall like no other. Unusual wedding, horrible murder, feature film set, the list goes on and on.

Built on the ruins of the first town hall destroyed by an earthquake in 1906, the current town hall has something to impress.

Covering an area of 46,000 m2 and spread over two blocks, the building is known for its dome imitating that of the Val-de-Grâce in Paris, while the interior structure of the dome follows the codes of the Hôtel des Invalides in the French capital.

Its dome, the fifth largest in the world, even overlooks that of the U.S. Capitol.

7,035 tons of steel were needed to manufacture the building and the marble used for the various decorations was imported from Alabama, Colorado, Vermont and Italy.

The remains of U.S. President William G. Harding were deposited at San Francisco City Hall after his death in 1923, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married there in 1954 and Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were murdered within these walls in 1978.

Go there

The Fantrippers Buying Board

James Bond Blu-Ray Full Box

Full James Bond box set

Find in this James Bond event box set the 24 films of the saga!
Contains:
– Dr No (1962)
– From Russia with Love (1963)
– Goldfinger (1964)
– Thunderball (1965)
– You Only Live Twice (1967)
– On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
– Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
– Live and Let Die (1973)
– The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
– The Spy Who Loved Me (1976)
– Moonraker (1979)
– For Your Eyes Only (1981)
– Octopussy (1983)
– A View to a Kill (1985)
– The Living Daylights (1987)
– Licence to Kill (1989)
– GoldenEye (1995)
– Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
– The World Is Not Enough (1999)
– Die Another Day (2002)
– Casino Royale (2006)
– Quantum of Solace (2008)
– Skyfall (2012)
– Spectre (2015)

Fantrippers' opinion
Content quality

Interest for fans

Value for money

Discover all the places James Bond on our map


Facebook Twitter Instagram

By Damien Duarte

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

Let's discuss this fanspot

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Commentaires
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments