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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  19 December 1997 (USA)
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James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.



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Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission which includes a media tycoon, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Elliot Carver wants to complete his global media empire, but in order for this to work, he must achieve broadcasting rights in China. Carver wants to start up World War III by starting a confrontation over British and Chinese waters. Bond gains the help of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is now Carver's wife. Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mañana nunca muere  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,100,000 (Non-US) (12 December 1997)


$125,332,007 (USA) (5 June 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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First James Bond movie to be released by MGM Distribution Co. due to a name change from MGM/UA Distribution Co. The former named company had released all the EON Productions Bond films from Octopussy (1983) through to GoldenEye (1995). See more »


When Carver's guards initially try to break into Bond's car, they can not even dent the vehicle; however, during the chase scene immediately after, the windows on the car shatter when the guards shoot at the vehicle. Apparently the car had a "straw to break the camel's back" point, and that was it. (Or: when Bond turned off the security system in order to enter the car, it lost this protection.) See more »


[first lines]
Charles Robinson: Our man's in position on the center camera. It's like a terrorist supermarket. Chinese Long March Scud, Panther AS-565 attack helicopter, a pair of Russian mortars, and the crates look like American rifles. Chilean mines. German explosives. Fun for the whole family.
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Tomorrow Never Dies
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It's kind of like a Fast Food Burger. You consume it, enjoy it, but forget all about it as soon you are finished
15 September 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

A far cry from Goldeneye, but It doesn't necessarily deserve all the hate it receives either. Tomorrow Never Dies is a fast paced affair, and an easily agreeable time-waster, but it's not the follow-up Goldeneye deserved, either. It's much too daft for the heavy plot that it has. The main reason this movie is entertaining is the spectacular stunts. It has some great action set pieces, which managed to make the time pass nicely. Michelle Yeoh makes for a refreshingly unique Bond Girl, due to her actual Martial Arts background. I dug the chemistry with her & Brosnan. Speaking of Brosnan… He is very good as Bond. He has charisma and wit to spare. He's not quite as good as Timothy Dalton, but he is excellent nonetheless. Johnathan Pryce is decent as the villain. He is fitfully menacing and did the job overall. Teri Hatcher's character is a bit disposable, but she was good in her role. Desmond Llewelyn & Judi Dench are as classy as ever

Final Thoughts: Instantly forgettable stuff, but it manages to be an effective time-waster. It's not a great Bond film, but it is an OK action film. I didn't mind it at all.


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