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GoldenEye (1995)

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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.

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

Ian Fleming (characters), Michael France (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... James Bond
Sean Bean ... Alec Trevelyan
Izabella Scorupco ... Natalya Simonova
Famke Janssen ... Xenia Onatopp
Joe Don Baker ... Jack Wade
Judi Dench ... M
Robbie Coltrane ... Valentin Zukovsky
Tchéky Karyo ... Dimitri Mishkin (as Tcheky Karyo)
Gottfried John ... Colonel Ourumov
Alan Cumming ... Boris Grishenko
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Samantha Bond ... Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen ... Bill Tanner
Serena Gordon Serena Gordon ... Caroline
Simon Kunz ... Severnaya Duty Officer
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Storyline

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 Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a number of sequences of action/violence, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the first time that the Bill Tanner MI6 Chief of Staff character has appeared in a James Bond movie since For Your Eyes Only (1981). The character was meant to return for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), but the actor, Michael Kitchen, who had played him here, was unavailable to return. But Kitchen did get to return as Tanner in The World Is Not Enough (1999). See more »

Goofs

A satellite in the low earth orbit does not require such enormous dish to communicate with. Even television feeders for the geostationary orbit are much smaller. Aside from technical aspects, a weapon requiring such large antennas would be to easy to be paralyzed by enemy simply by destroying the large ground antenna with a small missile or even a grenade launcher. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Russian in toilet cubicle looks around his newspaper to see Bond hanging from the ceiling]
James Bond: Beg your pardon, forgot to knock.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The first DVD release of this film in Europe had to be cut to fit several counties local censor cuts. Scenes previously seen intact in cinemas or on VHS by, for instance Swedish audiences, where omitted on DVD e.g. "The good squeeze" line, the satellite crashing down on Alec Trevelyan or the close up of Xenias face showing her reaction after she has mowed down the Severnaya personell. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unreal II: The Awakening (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Goldeneye
Music by Bono
Lyrics by The Edge
Performed by Tina Turner
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Bond again well incarnated by Pierce Brosnan as legendary British agent 007
10 December 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

World security is in danger , ¨Janus¨ , a terrorist organization has robbed the ¨Goldeneye¨ , an ultra secret weapon system -a spy satellite- and menaced to use it for destroying a city if doesn't pay and to cause a sabotage on the global financial markets . MI6 -Judi Dench as M- assigns to James Bond the mission to retrieve it . Of course , there's the usual breathtaking opening scene developed in a chemist arms factory located in Siberia . There Bond and agent 006 Alec Trevelyan -Sean Bean- will have to confront against Russian military , but Alec is imprisoned by General Ourumov -Gottfried John- and at the end takes place a deadly confrontation .

The film has sensational and spectacularly difficult action set pieces , as the tank pursuit in the city of Saint Petesburg or the taking on the armored train . Action is well shot , , including a groundbreaking and impressive final confrontation developed in Janus headquarter , located in Island Cuba jungle . As always , it appears Q as gadget man who teaches Bond various tools as a bomb pencil that will have special importance posteriorly , besides a speed car -BMW- equipped with rockets launchers . As Bond girls are Famke Janssen as Xena in a sensationalistic and crazed interpretation as the orgasmic to whom all risk is a emotion . Thus , she steals a super-helicopter ¨Tiger¨ and facing off opponents .Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simanova , a computer specialist , she is marvelous and enticing with a similar countenance to Ingrid Bergman . Plus , it appears unbilled Minnie Driver . Tina Turner sings stunningly the main title and atmospheric score by Eric Serra . The film was finely directed by Martin Campbell . Rating : good and entertaining .


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UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,205,007, 19 November 1995

Gross USA:

$106,429,941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,194,034
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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