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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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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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Danger. Suspense. Excitement. There must be when he's around. See more »


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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:

$35,519,007 (USA) (21 November 1999)

Gross:

$126,943,684 (USA)
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Trivia

Desmond Llewelyn (Q) died in an car accident soon after the film was released. 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 featured a tribute montage of his appearances in seventeen Bond films over thirty-six years. See more »

Goofs

When Bond slices the parachute with his skis, not only is the damage in the wrong place and the wrong size in the next cut, but there is no reason for the engine to be sputtering once the parachute is damaged - it was not hit. See more »

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[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

"JAMES BOND WILL RETURN" See more »

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Featured in The World Is Not Enough (2000) See more »

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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Trying to fit 20 movies into one...
6 December 1999 | by (Bergen, Norway) – See all my reviews

This was supposed to be the all time greatest Bond Movie. It would be faster, higher, deeper etc. And it all ends up being both uninspired and badly put together. There are a lot of neat references to previous Bond-movies (Universal Exports ring a bell?) and I have to give them one star for that. I also give the movie one star for excellent casting, and the last star goes to the actors who did a pretty good job. But this movies' real problem lies in the fact that it has no story. It's the weakest script ever in a Bond movie, and they have tried to put too much into it. Instead of making a movie, they've tried to create one long action-sequence. Guess what: IT DOESN'T WORK!!!

You never get one overall feel in this movie. It's all small bits of fun, and they haven't even tried to make it fit together. This movie is more a showreel of all the previous Bond movies, than a movie in itself. If you want to see it (and you do, if you love Bond) enjoy John Cleese, Robert Carlyle, Pierce Brosnan and Denise Richards' wet t-shirt. Also enjoy all the references to the other Bond flicks... But don't go see it if you want to see a real movie. Watch Dr. No one more time. Or Tomorrow Never Dies, for that matter. Please do it better next time! We can wait another year if that's what it takes to edit the movie! Just don't release another unfinished movie. It's ruining Bond.


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