A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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
This was the second James Bond movie in a row in which Pinewood Studios, the studio that EON Productions regularly uses, was predominantly unavailable. It was booked-up for shooting Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as it had been for GoldenEye (1995) when it was being used for First Knight (1995). For this movie, they used a grocery warehouse and former Radlett aerodrome site which was renamed as Eon / Frogmore Studios. See more »
Wai Lin's outfit becomes less revealing as she and Bond fall down the side of the skyscraper. See more »
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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Q demonstrated how to drive the BMW by remote control by moving his finger around a pad inside a special mobile phone None of Bond's cars can compare for hi-tech gadgetry with the BMW 750 Sedan he drove on this film mission
"Tomorrow Never Dies" opens with H.M.S Devonshire on a routine patrol from the Philippines to Hong Kong when it was overflown by two Chinese MiGs, whose pilots claimed the ships had veered into Chinese territorial waters While the captain and the pilots argued the point, the Devonshire shuddered from stern to stern Something had holed her below the waterline and she was sinking quickly
Virtually undetectable by radar, the stealth ship (invisible to radar) was Elliot Carver's secret weapon in his plan to cause international conflicts
The schemes of Carver had brought Britain and China to the edge of war And the British will think it's a Chinese aerial torpedo Bond needed to find the wreck of H.M.S Devonshire and discover how and why it had sunk However a problem remained: how to get to the wreck, and which lay between the Chinese and the British fleets, undetected by the Chinese radar?
Carver's daring bid for communication supremacy involves nothing less than achieving World War III and offering subscribers a ringside seat
In his attempts to situate and stop Carver, Bond becomes implicated with his former lover Paris now Carver's wife and collaborates with resourceful Chinese agent Wai Lin
In "Tomorrow Never Dies," Pierce Brosnan was seen more confident as Bond The actors playing Bond's back-up Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Joe Don Baker and Desmond Llewellyn all reprise their "GoldenEye" roles
Former Miss Malaysia Michelle Yeoh was awarded the role of Wai Lin MI6 was not the only agency interested in Carver The Chinese government sent one of its top security agents to uncover the secrets of his organization After initial distrust, she and Bond form an almost telepathic understanding A martial artist of considerable skills, she preferred to work alone until she begins to trust 007
Carver's wife Paris was played by the great beauty, Teri Hatcher "I always wondered how I'd feel if I ever saw you again," said Bond He soon had his answer a stinging slap in the face... He had broken Paris' heart years before, and she had consoled herself by marrying a jealous husband Yet she still carries an ex-flame for 007 Paris, like Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) in "Goldfinger," has only few minutes on-screen in the film
Jonathan Pryce plays the villain, 'the emperor of the air,' Elliot Carver who was prepared to go to any length to increase the power of his media empire
Ricky Jay plays Henry Gupta the eccentric quietly spoken man to Carver's plans He's the most dangerous of the magnate's followers
Götz Otto plays Stamper, the loyal psychopath henchman who follows Carver's orders murdering a group of shipwrecked British sailors
Vincent Schiavelli plays the menacing Dr. Kaufman, a professional hit-man, and a priest of pain
The 18th Bond movie has it all: Too much action (including an exciting chase through the streets of Saigon on a stylish BMW R1200); an effective girl; and a super car
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