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GoldenEye (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  17 November 1995 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

007 - GoldenEye  »

Box Office


$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,393,233 (UK) (15 December 1995)


£17,393,594 (UK) (19 January 1996)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roger Moore paid a visit to the set to see his son Christian Moore, who was working as a third assistant director. He quipped that early tests of Pierce Brosnan hadn't worked out, so he was brought back. See more »


Jack Wade hits his car's engine (which has stalled) with a sledgehammer and it starts moving again. It wouldn't start moving like that if it stopped for any reason. Someone would need to be in the car holding the key to "start" for it to restart. James and Jack are both working on the car (outside) so it wouldn't start at all. See more »


[first lines]
[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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The Experience of Love
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Written by Rupert Hine and Eric Serra
Performed by Eric Serra
Produced by Eric Serra and Rupert Hine
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User Reviews

An Excellent Bond Film
11 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a 6 year hiatus the producers needed to make this film good enough to bring Bond back to the forefront, and in comparison to the films that followed, I believe this to be the best. Without a cold war to fuel plot lines, the story is able to step into new territories, with many great plot elements. Pierce Brosnan portrays Bond amazingly well in my opinion, and ties all the classic 007 elements together flawlessly. Although adhering to the Bond foundations, this film has a great, fresh feel to it, I think partly due to the industrial style score by Eric Serra. I think you need to see this film more than once to fully appreciate it, but it is definitely a classic!

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