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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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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  »

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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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Did You Know?


The film was originally going to be called "Tomorrow never comes". There are video tapes that were in distribution when the film was released on video that do have the caption "Tomorrow never comes" at the very beginning of the tape, not the beginning of the movie. See more »


When in the plane, Bond's oxygen mask is clearly seen clipped to his helmet in frontal camera shots, but is missing on side profile camera shots. 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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James Bond will return. See more »


Referenced in Skyfall (2012) See more »


Performed by k.d. lang
Music by David Arnold & David McAlmont
Lyrics by Don Black
Produced by David Arnold
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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All the Bond tropes, as per the manual
12 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming off the heels of "GoldenEye", "Tomorrow Never Dies" always felt to me like a by-the-numbers OO7 entry. the filmmakers know what we've come to expect from a Bond film and it confidently delivers: high-end extravagance, globe-hopping, explosions, lots of shooting. And it's fairly methodical in that respect. even the quips are businesslike. And while we're talking about "GoldenEye", Bond is much less of a precise gunman; here, he just picks a direction and sprays. It's probably nitpicking, but that's always jumped out at me.

Brosnan's still great, but it's his fellow actors that get the shaft. Michelle Yeoh's a Hong Kong badass who's always getting saved, and Jonathan Bryce is playing a media tycoon bent on world domination. Sure, he's mean about it, but c'mon, Bond's fighting Rupert Murdoch. It's lame! Not really a bad movie, but also pretty forgettable.


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