A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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
The ice chase sequence, which lasts just over two minutes on-screen, took four weeks to film, with the cars doing no more than twenty miles per hour, being filmed with under cranked cameras, so that when the film was projected at normal speed, the cars would seem to be going at high speed. Close-ups and control filming was done on sets created in an airship hanger in England. See more »
Zao is not a Korean name, it is Chinese. Although many Koreans do have Chinese names, including Zao, they have no "z" sound in their own language and pronounce the name as "Jo" or "Cho".
The pronunciation of Zao is Chinese, but the well known Chinese last name is actually pronounced Zhao, which both spells and pronounces differently from Zao. Of course nothing prevents someone from choosing any of the Chinese characters that are pronounced Zao as their last name, but it'd be a very uncommon one. See more »
Mr. Van Bierk:
[stepping out of helicopter]
Look, what is this? I'm supposed to...
[Bond puts a gun to Mr. Van Bierk's head and takes his sunglasses]
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In the traditional walk-and-shoot opening, the bullet Bond fires can be seen shooting towards the camera - meaning that Bond has shot up the gun barrel of his opponent! See more »
For the theatrical release, seven seconds were cut from the Jinx/Bond sex scene to secure a PG-13 rating in the US; this version was released on home video. All video versions released in or after 2006 are uncut. The main difference between the two is that Jinx moans loudly in the uncut version. See more »
Of the four Brosnan Bond-films, this is by far the worst. The story is so stupid that you just don't care. Sure, Bond has always been more or less silly, (possibly except Dalton's films), but this looks more like a rejected Batman & Robin script. The filmmakers aren't even trying to base the film in real life anymore, (dna manipulation and invisible cars!?!). Instead, the attention is focused on mindless action scenes with seriously crappy CGI and effects.
Moreover, the film looks awful, the dialogue consists of bad one liners and lame sexual innuendos, and the acting belongs in a made for TV movie, (Halle Berry is especially bad). Die Another Day easily qualifies as one of the worst films I've ever seen. James Bond has definitely passed his sell-by-date.
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