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James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.

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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 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license 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, 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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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

GoldenEye See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,205,007, 19 November 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,194,034
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Producer Michael G. Wilson, some Communist parties protested against "Socialist symbols being destroyed not by governments, but by bikini-clad women" in the title sequence, especially the Communist Party of India, which threatened to boycott the film. See more »

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During the train scene the background shown through the conductor's window looks nothing like the area the train is moving through. 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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Alternate Versions

The film had some cuts to qualify for a PG-13 rating in the US. To name a few:
  • In the scene when 006 is shot, one originally clearly saw the impact of the bullet to the head.
  • When Xenia shoots the workers at the Severnya station, there were originally several more shots of the people being killed.
  • Xenia's death was trimmed. The shot of her choking was longer.
  • The rabbit punch by Bond on Xenia is missing, but this was because of the BBFC, not the MPAA. The BBFC objected to it and Martin Campbell saw no need in making two versions of the scene for the US and UK, so it was cut from both.
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Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Bond is Back
25 November 1999 | by jbrollySee all my reviews

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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