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Licence to Kill (1989)
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This is the second of the two films that starred Timothy Dalton as James Bond. In this one, Bond is out for vengeance on Sanchez (Robert Davi), a Latin American drug lord who fed Bond's best friend to a shark and killed his friend's bride on their wedding night. We know Sanchez is despicable because he has a pet Green Iguana that wears a diamond-studded collar that he carries around on his shoulder like a pirate's parrot. (This is reminiscent of the long-running Bond villain named Blofeld and his white cat which we often see sitting on his lap.) Sanchez' girlfriend (Talisa Soto) tellls him she doesn't like the iguana so he tells her she can spend a lot of money shopping then asks her to give him a little kiss, which she does. Then he asks the iguana "You want one too?" and kisses the lizard on the lips.

At a party at the end of the movie, after Soto is free from Sanchez, she carries the iguana up to Bond and puts it on the bar. It's collar now has no diamonds on it. Bond says "I thought you hated that thing." and she replies "Don't you know? Iguanas are a girls best friend." and we see that she is wearing a diamond bracelet made from the lizard's collar. Bond adds to this pun on the well-known song from the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" when he ultimately prefers blonde Bond girl Carey Lowell to the brunette Soto.

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