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Die Another Day (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  22 November 2002 (USA)
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James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.



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Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. 14 months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves. Another MI6 agent known as Miranda Frost is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American agent, known as Jinx. Whilst Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him? Written by simon

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Ice  »

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$142,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,122,344 (UK) (22 November 2002)


$7,463,693 (Japan) (11 April 2003)

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The final James Bond film of the series featuring the recurring actors playing their characters. Apart from Dame Judi Dench who continues to play M in the three remaining films of the renewal series along with Daniel Craig's James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) & Skyfall (2012). Even though Dame Judi Dench managed to play her character for a decade more than the other recurring actors playing their characters since they've all played their first part together in GoldenEye (1995). See more »


Upon leaving the clinic, Bond has four diamonds. He then gives five to M. This is because he wagered one of his four with Graves and received an additional diamond when Bond won. See more »


[first lines]
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Follows Dr. No (1962) See more »


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The Power Of The Sun Itself
24 November 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Pierce Brosnan's last outing as James Bond takes place in Die Another Day which finds 007 trying to stop a rogue North Korean general from starting the Korean War all over again with the attending consequences. The North Koreans must have been watching Plan 9 From Outer Space because the gimmick they've come up with sounds remarkably like what those aliens were warning the Earth against developing.

The power of the sun itself is brought into play here. There's a giant mirror in space which seeks to focus and concentrate the sun's energy for peaceful power purposes. But it sure can be an effective weapon of war as we see towards the film's end as Brosnan and his American counterpart agent Halle Berry.

Part of the charm of the James Bond series is that you don't take it too seriously, but there are times that it becomes more like Indiana Jones and his narrow escapes than a modern espionage story. Die Another Day takes this point to the extreme.

The year before Halle Berry won her Oscar for Monster's Ball and Die Another Day was her next film. Of course she's forever in the record books as the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar. But that's for history. I wonder if film fans remember her better as a Bond girl.

There's another Bond girl as well, another MI6 agent played by Rosamund Pike. She's one deadly female and most resourceful. Toby Stephens, son of Maggie Smith plays a wealthy industrialist with a mysterious past and a cunning adversary for Pierce Brosnan.

One thing I really liked towards the end was Ms. Moneypenny fulfilling her fantasy with James Bond. She's engaged in an early version of the Star Trek holograph deck. The poor woman has been carrying a torch for 007 for almost 50 years now, you'd think one of the Bonds would have given her a tumble already. Poor lovelorn Lois Maxwell now Samantha Bond ain't that ironic casting.

Die Another Day is not as good as some of the other Brosnan entries in the Bond series, but should satisfy the cult of fans out there.

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