Years after a friend and fellow 00 agent is killed on a joint mission, a secret space based weapons program known as "GoldenEye" is stolen. James Bond sets out to stop a Russian crime syndicate from using the weapon.
When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent James Bond 007 (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his licence to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "GoldenEye", an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.Written by
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The French Navy provided full use of the frigate F.S. La Fayette, and their newest helicopter, the Eurocopter Tiger, to the production team. The French government also allowed the use of Navy logos as part of the promotional campaign for this movie. However, the producers had a dispute with the French Ministry of Defence over Pierce Brosnan's opposition to French nuclear weapons testing, and his involvement with Greenpeace. As a result, the French premiere of this movie was cancelled. See more »
In the opening bungee jump scene, the camera cuts away to a wide shot as James Bond is free falling. For about half a second you can clearly see the top of the Dam where a large white truck is parked plus another large truck housing some form of bungee jump rig. See more »
[Russian in toilet cubicle looks around his newspaper to see Bond hanging from the ceiling]
Beg your pardon, forgot to knock.
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US Network version shown on NBC omits the part where Xenia curses at Bond in Russian. After Bond says "No more foreplay," and cocks his gun, Xenia yells, "Blyad!" which is equivalent to "fuck". Additionally, the scene where a soldier is shot by Ourumov for trying to shoot at Bond in the pre-titles is eliminated. See more »
Bond is back and better than ever. OK, he may not be better than ever but he's better than he's been in some time. GoldenEye has a great opening scene that is more entertaining than most entire movies. It involves bungee jumping, guns, motorcycles, planes, and nerve gas among other things. Pierce Brosnan's first effort as Bond is a remarkable one. The movie has good acting, good action, and humor. It's great escapism from start to finish. The women are beautiful and Famke Jannsen and Sean Bean play their roles well. GoldenEye also boasts one of the best finales of the series in which Bond must take on the villain atop a gigantic satellite dish. As stated earlier, Brosnan is terrific as Bond. He's suave, witty, charming, looks good in a suit, and has a capacity for action. In conclusion, this is a thrilling Bond from start to finish and should not be missed. Out of 4 stars - 3.5
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