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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Judy Shekoni, who has a blink-and-you'll-miss-her scene in this film (she appears in Valentin Zuckovsky's casino when Bond puts on the x-ray glasses), went on to play Precious in the British TV soap EastEnders. Goldie, who plays Zuckovsky's bodyguard Bullion, played gangster Angel in EastEnders. Precious was his mistress. See more »

Goofs

In the casino scene, Bond remarks "Nothing comes free from you, Zukovsky." However, Bond's lips do not mouth the word "Zukovsky," but the word "Valentin". See more »

Quotes

[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, 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 »

Connections

Follows The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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The World is not Enough
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Garbage
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This is the Bond adventure of the 90's
19 November 1999 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

TWINE is without doubt the 007 adventure of the 90's. I would consider it to be one of the best Bond movies ever, but for sure the best of the Brosnan era so far, because it perfectly combines Bond's universe with the real world. The movie has a terrific look, crystal clear colours and benefits from the great craft of Clark and Biddle who both did a fantastic job. In addition Pierce Brosnan gives one of the best performances in years, taking his character both seriously and on the other hand not too seriously. Sophie Marceau offers a fantastic villainess and puts herself in one line with Chris Walken, Robert Davi and Klaus Maria Brandauer.

The writers Michael France, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Dana Stevens and Bruce Feirstein have outdone themselves by creating some of the best characters in the series and by far the best punchlines and dialogues in years. Every dialogue contains funny and suggestive lines and this really makes fun to sit there and enjoy two hours of perfect entertainment.


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