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.
James Bond is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond gains a hand from a research scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King, especially when Bond's boss, M goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe. Written by
When the real MI6 learned that this film would shoot a scene around their headquarters, they moved to prohibit it, citing a security risk. However, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, at the urging of Member of Parliament Janet Anderson, moved to overrule them and allow the shoot, stating, "After all Bond has done for Britain, it was the least we could do for Bond." See more »
As Bond jumps through the door in the underground shootout, we see a brief shot of him bounding headfirst through a door, with his gun outstretched. Closer inspection reveals that the gun was discharging during this jump, but no sound is heard. See more »
So good of you to come see me, Mr Bond, particularly on such short notice.
If you can't trust a Swiss banker, then what's the world come to?
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The opening credits don't begin until approximately 15 minutes into the movie -- the longest delay in the series to date. See more »
I am a great Bond-fan so I was very intruiged to see the new Bond-film 'The World is not Enough.'
I went to see it and I liked it very much. The story this time is interesting,especcially the character Electra King,wonderfully played by French actress Sophie Marceau, is very well written.
But off course you are not going to see a Bond-movie for the story,you expect to see great action scenes, stunts,evil villains,beautiful locations and great humour.
And all the things I mentioned above were presented very well in this Bond-film.
The action scenes in the oil-pipes, on the mountains of Kazachstan and especially on the Thames in London were very spectacular.
Robert Carlyle is convincing as a villain who don't feel any pain.
The locations were very exotic and the scenes in Istanbul gave me a nostalgic feeling to 'From Russia with Love.'
But the most important thing in a Bond-movie is the actor who plays it.And Brosnan did it very well. He's agressive,he has got a sense of humour and he really looks like the gentleman Bond is supposed to be. But in some scenes we see Brosnan also in a more vulnerable position. So I think Brosnan is after Connery the best Bond-actor.
My conclusion is that 'The World is not Enough' is a great Bond-movie with all the elements that make this series,after almost 38 years,still one of the greatest movie experiences of the year.
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