Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Area south of San Francisco that is the heartland of technology development in the United States, and the target of the scheme by psychotic industrialist Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) in A View to a Kill. Though it’s better known today for its software companies, at the time of the film’s release in 1985 it was the microchip capital of the world. Zorin estimates that the valley manufactures 80 percent of the world’s supply—which is why he targets it with his Project Main Strike.

Determined to monopolize the world’s supply of microchips, Zorin plans to destroy Silicon Valley by triggering two powerful earthquakes in the region and burying more than 250 companies at the bottom of a giant lake.


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