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

Slow-moving, silver-sided airship that is Max Zorin‘s (CHRISTOPHER WALKEN) principal means of crossing the globe, in A View to a Kill. It’s also his getaway vehicle once James Bond (ROGER MOORE) neutralizes Project Main Strike. When Bond manages to wrap a mooring rope around the topmost girder of the Golden Gate Bridge, the blimp is immobilized, precipitating the final battle between Bond and Zorin.

To save money, the actual full-size Zorin blimp was painted only on one side. Five percent of the final Golden Gate Bridge battle was filmed on location, and the rest was completed at Pinewood Studios on a set that doubled the uppermost girder work of the bridge.


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