?Spy movie with massive villa/mansion and funicular

I have this scene in my head of a movie, maybe a spy movie (not Moonraker), in which a guy is at an evil dude’s mansion which is a massive white open villa on multi levels on a hill. They use a funicular that goes alongside the house to go up and down. It might have been in South America? When I looked this up originally, the house is actually a hotel in the real world.

The guy I think wakes up at that place and meets with the evil dude but somehow ends up romancing the guy’s wife or gf. I am not sure when I have seen it or whether it was an old or new movie. This has been driving me bonkers for a while now.

Much appreciated!

3 thoughts on “?Spy movie with massive villa/mansion and funicular

    1. It was just a guess based on this article…
      Villa Arabesque is a luxury villa in Acapulco, Mexico and was used as film location in the James Bond film Licence to Kill (1989) where it doubles as the house of drug dealer Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi).
      It also had a funicular railway (a small tramlike vehicle) that goes from the beach to the villa, which can also be seen in the film…

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