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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writer:

Bruce Feirstein
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... James Bond
Jonathan Pryce ... Elliot Carver
Michelle Yeoh ... Wai Lin
Teri Hatcher ... Paris Carver
Ricky Jay ... Henry Gupta
Götz Otto ... Stamper
Joe Don Baker ... Wade
Vincent Schiavelli ... Dr. Kaufman
Judi Dench ... M
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Samantha Bond ... Moneypenny
Colin Salmon ... Robinson
Geoffrey Palmer ... Admiral Roebuck
Julian Fellowes ... Minister of Defence
Terence Rigby ... General Bukharin
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Storyline

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission which includes a media tycoon, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Elliot Carver wants to complete his global media empire, but in order for this to work, he must achieve broadcasting rights in China. Carver wants to start up World War III by starting a confrontation over British and Chinese waters. Bond gains the help of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is now Carver's wife. Written by simon

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Tha Man. The Number. The License...are all back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | Danish | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow Never Dies See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,143,007, 21 December 1997

Gross USA:

$125,304,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,011,068
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS 70 mm (70 mm print)| DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The number plate of Bond's BMW 750iL is "B-MT 2144". This ties in with his Aston Martin DB5's number plate "BMT 214A". The original movie Aston Martin (from Goldfinger (1964)) had "BMT 216A", which could not be used for legal reasons. See more »

Goofs

Bond's ex-girlfriend orders him a Vodka martini, shaken not stirred. Shaking versus stirring makes no difference with Vodka martinis. Gin martinis, on the other hand, become "bruised" when shaken lessening the alcoholic effect, hence why Bond prefers them this way. This is a common error throughout the Bond franchise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charles Robinson: Our man's in position on the center camera. It's like a terrorist supermarket. Chinese Long March Scud, Panther AS-565 attack helicopter, a pair of Russian mortars, and the crates look like American rifles. Chilean mines. German explosives. Fun for the whole family.
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Crazy Credits

James Bond will return. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film received cuts for the MPAA and heavier cuts for the BBFC. Some of these are missing from the so-called "Uncut" Ultimate Edition DVD released in 2006. See more »

Connections

Follows The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Backseat Driver
Produced, Performed and Written by David Arnold and Alex Gifford of The Propellerheads
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
A Run and Gun Movie........... and Nothing More
29 January 2006 | by BrohmaBull007See all my reviews

This is a good movie and all but this isn't a James Bond like movie. You take a war plot....... with an Sylvester Stallone gun fights and you just add bond into it. Brosnan does a good job here.......... you cant notice his age and he doesn't shove the one liners down our throats like Moore. I think the bad parts of this movie were the useless henchman who gets little buildup and doesn't do anything but stand around and look tough. I hated this air thin plot because the main villain completely destroys it. The villain should do something evil or have a nice background and buildup but this villain is just irritating and boring. Michelle Yeoh is OK here but you can tell that she doesn't have any chemistry with Brosnan and you barely know what shes doing. I enjoyed the remote control car sequences (including the hilarious part with Q). The best part was the the car chase with Bond using the remote control to drive. I was a little surprised at how they changed Bond to using machine guns and killing people without a heart or hesitation. The theme song was good as were some of the action scenes, It just doesn't feel like a Bond film.


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