In The Living Daylights (1987 ), “Q” (Desmond Llewelyn) is escorting James Bond (Timothy Dalton) through the workshop as part of the Bond movie ritual. They hear some extra-tasty guitar licks and synth drumming coming from a far corner.

“Ah, good!”

– Q says and that’s when the boom box really goes boom — by firing off a rocket.

“Something we’re making for the Americans,”

“It’s called a ghetto blaster!”

Some movie trivia for you, the rocket that was fired from the Ghetto Blaster was an off-screen effect added after the film. At the time of filming Prince Charles and Princess Diana were touring the studio and the effects crew asked Prince Charles to activate the rocket – the film of which was actually used in the film.


The Ghetto Blaster in James Bond: The Living Daylights (1987)




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