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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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22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$142,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,235,418 (Japan) (7 March 2003)

Gross:

$7,463,693 (Japan) (11 April 2003)
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As always with the James Bond series, several rumors anticipated the making of this movie. Some said that former American president Bill Clinton would play the part of an American politician, and that all the movie would be shot in Ireland, as a kind of tribute to Pierce Brosnan's homeland. In these rumors, the plot would be about the kidnapping of the British Prime Minister in Dublin, and the villain would be an American played by Kevin Spacey. Of course, none of this gossip were proved true. Published reports in 2001 indicated that Whitney Houston was being considered for the role of Jinx in this film. At the pre-production stage, Saffron Burrows and Salma Hayek were both considered for roles. It was also rumored that Billy Connolly was asked to play the part of a villain in the teaser sequence, but turned it down. According to television news reports on 11 November 2002, Sean Connery filmed a cameo as James Bond's father. However, this has been denied by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who later said on record it would be pointless to spend the money and effort to get Connery and then not use his scene. Some other rumors said that the movie would be called "Beyond the Ice" or "Final Assignment". Despite that, one rumor that linked director Brett Ratner to the production was true, but the producers preferred a non-American director. See more »

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[first lines]
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Die Another Day
Performed by Madonna
Written and Produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï
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The End of an Era.
16 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's the 20th Bond film and premiered on the 40th anniversary of the series, and, in many ways, it is really a tribute to the entire series itself. This film's strength and its weakness both lie in the fact that it is a blend of the classic Connery films, the outlandish Moore films, and the grittiness of the Dalton films. It's rolling the entire series into a single two hour adventure and the result is actually pretty entertaining. The first half is definitely stronger than the second; a more serious adventure with a classic feel to it, before taking a nose dive down into utter camp territory. I didn't mind the idea of making some scenes a little over-the-top, but I think they went overboard at times. Throughout the movie, the filmmakers toss in little references to previous Bond films. I suppose it's a fun idea to stop and consider how far these films have come over the last 40-something years, and a long time Bond fan can find amusement in finding these subtle, but long remembered treasures that poke their head in this film for one last time. As for the technical aspects of the film: The special effects are a little too ambitious and don't always come across convincing. The dialogue goes back and forth from excellent to atrocious. The ensemble of actors is pretty strong, except for Halle Berry, who in my opinion was completely wrong for a Bond movie. The villains are a little more dynamic. The action sequences are an improvement, in my mind. Granted, there are some instances where the filmmakers push the envelope a little too far, as mentioned above. However, they also show a certain amount of creativity that seemed to be lacking in the previous two films. Overall, this film is really a mixed bag. At moments there is potential for one of the greatest Bond adventures. At other moments you're thinking, "What the heck am I watching." Personally, I feel the positives balance out the negatives, but if anything, this film is a good popcorn movie. All in all, it wasn't a bad way to close out the series before rebooting it again with Casino Royale.


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