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James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead.

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When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Rated PG-13 for a number of sequences of action/violence, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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007 - GoldenEye  »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,393,233 (UK) (15 December 1995)

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£17,393,594 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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Trivia

The satellite dish at the end of the film is the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which also appeared in the film Contact (1997). It took about ten minutes for crew to walk along the walkway from the periphery to the center of the dish. See more »

Goofs

The cockpit display of one of the MIGs heading towards Severnaya shows ORDINANCE STATUS HOMERS............NORMAL AIR TO AIR........NORMAL AIR TO GROUND.....NORMAL WATER BALLOONS.....READY with some of the letters flipped to make it look Russian. See more »

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[Russian in toilet cubicle looks around his newspaper to see Bond hanging from the ceiling]
James Bond: Beg your pardon, forgot to knock.
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Goldeneye
Music by The Edge
Lyrics by Bono
Performed by Tina Turner
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This one deserves much more credit then it has received.
1 November 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the best Bond films simply because it does not try to be a Bond film. GoldenEye demonstrates an impressive independence that separates it from the tried-and-true-but-getting-boring Bond formula. The one liners are not that great, but the action sequences are mindblowing. The chase scene is the best I have ever seen in any movie. Period. Purists will complain that there is a lack of gadgetry, but let them pout and go back to MacGyver reruns. Possibility is not permissibility. Just because Bond has a snazzy car does not mean that he has to utilize every perk that Q has included. It is a relief that the writers did not force a new scene just to show off the car. The movie does not need one, which helps it to maintain its quality as not just a Bond movie, but a high quality action movie that can stand on its own. You will even find (gasp!) . . . character building! There is actually dialogue between Q and Bond, instead of just a briefing and some commands. Brosnan more than holds his own against past Bonds, and offers some of that GQ gentlemen element found missing in some of the past ones. Bond fan, action fan, any fan, check this one out. I even made my girlfriend watch it, and even she enjoyed it. Chances are you will too.


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