THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
Whittaker (played by Joe Don Baker) is an illegal arms dealer. His fascination
with war and his failure in the military led him to use other means for
organising his own comradeship-in-arms. Expelled from Westpoint for cheating, he
spent a short stint as a mercenary in the Belgian Congo before working with
various criminal organisations to help finance his first arms deals. In The
Living Daylights, with the help of Georgi Koskov, he attempts to use Soviet
money to buy opium at the same time as using 007 to kill the suspicious Russian
head of secret operations.
"Well, that's too bad, Bond. You know, you could've been a live rich man instead of a poor dead one."
well built, Soviet trained assassin, The Living Daylights', Necros (played by
Andreas Wisniewski) aids Brad Whittaker's arms dealing in order to receive
support for his comrades. Fluent in several languages, tough and
resourceful, Necros undertakes a number of guises in his attempts to eliminate
British agents, most memorable of which is his explosive milkman.
"Green 4 to base. We have dangerous gas leaks in main building. Some personnel overcome."
two-faced, smooth talking, double-crossing swindler, Georgi Koskov (played by
Jeroen Krabbé) joins forces with Brad Whittaker in The Living Daylights to make
a fortune out of "borrowed" Russian money. Their plan to revive Smiert
Spionum (death to spies) as a cover for their deception almost leads 007 to
assassinate the head of the Russian secret service. Koskov finally gets
what he deserves when he is returned to his mother land under armed escort.
Pushkin: Send him back to Russia...
Koskov: Oh, thank you, General, thank you!
Pushkin: In the diplomatic bag.