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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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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Tha Man. The Number. The License...are all back.


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

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19 December 1997 (USA)  »

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El mañana nunca muere  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,143,007 (USA) (21 December 1997)

Gross:

$125,332,007 (USA) (7 June 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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In earlier drafts of the script, the villain Elliot Carver was known as Elliot Harmsway, and Wai Lin was known as Lin Pow. Michelle Yeoh pointed out that "pow", in Chinese, meant "bun", and it was changed. Carver was also the surname of C.I.A. Agent Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die (1973). See more »

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Wai Lin's outfit becomes less revealing as she and Bond fall down the side of the skyscraper. See more »

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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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It Had To Be You
Written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
Performed and Produced by Simon Greenaway
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Another Fun and Action-Packed Bond Adventure
9 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film isn't quite as good as "Goldeneye", but it still another fun addition to the series.

Pierce Brosnan once again shines as James Bond, and Wai Lin, played by Michelle Yeoh, is quite possibly the toughest Bond girl ever. She does a lot of karate and steals the show as much as Brosnan.

Elliot Carver, played by Jonathan Pryce, is a pretty decent villain. He is nowhere near as intimidating as some of the best Bond villains, but he is certainly passable. His goals were a little more realistic than most Bond villains. His henchmen is just another Red Grant clone.

The story, while not the deepest, has a lot of intriguing elements with Carver writing disasters in his newspaper and making them happen. The media angles makes a lot of sense these days. The locations work, especially Thailand.

This film is up there with "Moonraker" as one of the most relentlessly action-packed entries in the series. We get a spectacular opening sequence, a chase in a parking garage with Bond using his remote-control BMW, a wicked motorcycle chase, and so much more.

This is a very solid if slightly by-the-numbers entry in the series. There is rarely a dull moment, and there is enough action for several movies. Another fun Bond film.

RATING: B


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