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

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The Rolling Stones were offered the chance to sing the title song, but declined. See more »

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When Xenia shoots the Tiger helicopter pilots, her gun seems to have a silencer attached but when she shoots, you can hear loud gunshots. 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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James Bond will return. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK Ultimate Edition DVD is uncut and rated 15. See more »


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Preobrajensky March
(uncredited)
Written by Isaak Dunayevsky
(Scene with Russian soldiers marching on St.Petesburg square)
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GoldenEye is my number 1 favorite James Bond 007 action film of all time - the best one
30 October 2017 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

GoldenEye (1995) is my number 1 personal favorite movie of all time! James Bond 007 action film the best one that was ever made. In my opinion it is the best one I love this movie to death! I grew up watching it as a child and Pierce Brosnan is my number 1 favorite James Bond. GoldenEye is the first film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming.

I'm a hard-core James Bond fan. I make no apologies for believing that Pierce Brosnan is the closest thing we've seen to IAN FLEMING's James Bond. The reason because it is my favorite it is because I feel it is just action, action , action and more action. I never feel bored with it, or it is too over long like some Bond movies are it is fast paced, entertaining and hard core action. The plot is simply and the story never get's bored. It is a beautiful movie, with beautiful direction from Martin Campbell. The stunts are completely insane in scale in this movie and really dangerous.

Music score is by Éric Serra, the title song is GoldenEye performed by Tina Turner. GoldenEye was released in 1995 after a six-year hiatus in the series caused by legal disputes, during which Timothy Dalton resigned from the role of James Bond and was replaced by Pierce Brosnan. M was also recast, with actress Judi Dench becoming the first woman to portray the character, replacing Robert Brown. The role of Miss Moneypenny was also recast, with Caroline Bliss being replaced by Samantha Bond: Desmond Llewelyn was the only actor to reprise his role, as Q. GoldenEye was the first Bond film made after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, which provided a background for the plot.

Style and sophistication are in abundance - - "The name's Bond. James Bond."

Goldeneye's female characters are honestly beautiful with particular techniques. The bad one is Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), an ex-Soviet fighter pilot who tranquilly smokes big cigars and knocks off her victims with her 'killer thighs.' In one scene, she challenges Bond's legendary Aston Martin DB5 to a wild road race outside Monte Carlo with her red Ferrari: in another she was so smart that she snatches a top-secret helicopter from under the noses of the French navy.

Izabella Scorupco is a great and the finest Bond girl, the irresistible Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) who 'tastes like strawberries.' Natalya possesses all the technical ability to neutralize Janus' scheme or to destroy all computer records with the GoldenEye As one who survived a mass murder, this lovely beauty is suddenly a marked woman.

James Bond investigates the theft of the control disk for the GoldenEye satellite. His investigation leads to an organization of arms dealers Janus and the reappearance of someone from Bond's past. James Bond must deal with betrayal of his old friend Alec Trevelyan (006) gone rogue, from using a satellite GoldenEye against London to cause a global financial meltdown

Why I also love this movie to death beside the action is because of the great villains who created evil characters. Such as: Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan (006), Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp: A Georgian lust murderer, Gottfried John as General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov and Alan Cumming as Boris Grishenko: A computer programmer.

It was filmed in beautiful locations in Puerto Rico, Russia, England, UK and in the France.

The movie has a lot of insane hard-core action (I counted TEN all-star ones during my last viewing), The stunts are completely insane in scale (bungee jumping in - Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility a stunt man performed that stunt in the opening scene.) Bond with a motorcycle jumps on a plane and catches it. Bond drives a tank in Russia for the first time and he demolishes even police cars that was excellent scene. Bond a stuntman jumps out of the window in Russia. Alec Trevelyan's train depot - exploding train. The epic climatic fight on the end of the movie between Bond and Trevelyan in his secret Goldeneye satellite control dish in Cuba in which Bond drops Trevelyan out of dish beautiful and really crazy stunt performance.

I love the soundtracks in this movie: Goldeneye by Tina Turner and The Experience of Love by Éric Serra. I just love everything about this movie from the actions, to the heroes, to the villains from acting everything abut this movie I just love so much.

GoldenEye (1995) is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming.

10/10 my favorite James Bond number 1 movie. This film is amazing Totally mind-blowing I love it.


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Release Date:

17 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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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:

$352,194,849
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2.39 : 1
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