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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  19 November 1999 (USA)
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James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.



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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 simon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some men want to rule the world... Some women ask for the world... Some believe the world is theirs for the taking... But for one man, The World Is Not Enough!!! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bond 19  »

Box Office


$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,519,007 (USA) (19 November 1999)


$126,930,660 (USA) (21 April 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Second James Bond movie to use Turkey as a location; From Russia with Love (1963) was the first. A big car chase through the old town of Istanbul was ultimately eliminated, but the idea was reused for the opening scene in Skyfall (2012). See more »


When displaying the gadget-coat to Bond, R uses the American term "zippers". The British term is "zips". See more »


[first lines]
Lachaise: So good of you to come see me, Mr Bond, particularly on such short notice.
James Bond: If you can't trust a Swiss banker, then what's the world come to?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits don't begin until approximately 15 minutes into the movie -- the longest delay in the series to date. See more »


Referenced in The Hong Kong Press Conference (2006) See more »


James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

A return to form after the routine TND
1 December 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Top casting and exciting action make this one of the most entertaining Bond films for a while.

Some may disagree, but I think Brosnan has the edge over Connery now. Sophie Marceau is fantastic as Electra, one of the most interesting characters to grace the series for a while. Carlyle, although shortlived, is a very believable and even sympathetic villain and Robbie Coltrane makes a meal of his second appearance as Valentin Zukovsky.

The opening scene of TWINE is probably the best action scene ever in a Bond film and while the ones that follow cannot quite match up to it, they are still top class. Director Michael Apted shows that he has a real talent for dealing with these parts of the movie, and the excellent soundtrack can only improve them.

I went to see this movie on consecutive days and bought the soundtrack (Garbage&David Arnold) the second time, this is the best recommendation that I can possibly give it.

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