The wedding of DEA agent Felix Leiter (David Hedison) and the lovely Della Churchill (Priscilla Barnes) is momentarily sidetracked when Felix and his best man, James Bond (Timothy Dalton), run off to capture drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi). However, the marriage is permanently put on hold when later that day Sanchez, a thoroughly nasty piece of work, escapes from jail with the help of DEA Agent Killifer (Everett McGill), kills the new Mrs. Leiter, and has Felix partially fed to sharks. Bond sets off to revenge the crime but is ordered to Turkey by M (Robert Brown). In anger he resigns, losing his license to kill, and sets off to sneak into Sanchez’s employ as an assassin looking for work. Q (Desmond Llewelyn) pretends to be on vacation but secretly helps Bond out by supplying the usual intriguing spy gadgets. Bond then pairs up with ex-CIA agent and pilot Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell), and the two go on to destroy Sanchez’s cocaine processing plant. Sanchez meets his end in a lovely series of fiery explosions, and Bond and Pam go off to enjoy themselves while Bond considers M’s offer to let him return to MI6.