"Brilliant! Well done, Franz. Another 80 million dollar write-off!"
― Truman-Lodge to Sanchez.[src]

Truman-Lodge is a fictional accountant and associate of drug lord Franz Sanchez. The character appears in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill, portrayed by actor Anthony Starke, and was given the full name William Truman-Lodge[1] in John Gardner's accompanying novelization and a trading card game.

Film biography

In a deleted scene, included in John Gardner's novelization, CIA informant Pam Bouvier mentions that Truman-Lodge is Sanchez's "financial whizz-kid" and is wanted in the United States for insider trading on Wall Street. Throughout the film, he expresses a great focus on the financial aspects of Sanchez's business, protesting about some of Sanchez's decisions due to the financial consequences of such moments as the destruction of his factory. Sanchez flees as fire consumes his base, taking with him four articulated tankers full of the cocaine and petrol mixture. During the course of the chase through the desert, three of the four tankers are destroyed, prompting Truman-Lodge to sarcastically congratulated Sanchez with an "80 million dollar write-off". The drug lord simply retorts "I guess it's time to start cutting overhead" and sprays him with a Micro UZI.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gardner, John (2012). Licence to Kill. Orion. ISBN 978-1409135760.

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