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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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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

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

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19 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Bond 19  »

Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,273,584 (UK) (26 November 1999)

Gross:

$126,930,660 (USA) (21 April 2000)
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Desmond Llewelyn (famous for playing 'Q') died in an auto accident soon after the movie opened. Llewellyn said just before his death that he was planning to appear in the next Bond film. This movie's video release was dedicated to Llewelyn and features a tribute montage of his appearances in 17 Bond films over 36 years. See more »

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In the MI6 opening sequence we see a hole blown in the face of the building when the money explodes. When Bond launches the jet boat, the hole is gone. The hole is obscured by a lamp pole and the smoke from the explosion. See more »

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[first lines]
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My favorite Bond film
30 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH has to be my favorite James Bond film. It seems that Pierce Brosnan's Bond films have the longest teasers (pre-credits sequences) in the series and the River Thames chase was a brilliant start, not to mention well-filmed with the London background. The action scene that stands out from them all in the film is the helicopter attack on the Caspian Sea. The plot is very interesting with twists and turns with all the oil involvement, and Pierce perhaps gives his finest Bond performance in his four outings.

Robert Carlyle makes a chilling villain as Renard (he's already dead and can't feel pain), but the biggest highlight of TWINE is the two leading women: Sophie Marceau and Denise Richards. Marceau is very well-cast as villainess Elektra King and is perhaps the best Bond villainess since THUNDERBALL's Fiona Volpe. Richards is a gorgeous actress and she's very charming and fun as heroine Dr. Christmas Jones. These are two of the most beautiful and sexiest Bond girls in the series; you are going to love both of them.

With its well-staged action, epic plot, Pierce's wonderful performance, and two brilliant Bond girls, TWINE is a Bond adventure both Bond fans and non-Bond fans will treasure. ****


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