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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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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No limits. No fears. No substitutes. See more »


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

The 1995 book "The Making of GoldenEye" by Garth Pearce reveals that Desmond Llewelyn arrived on set to film his scenes on 10 February 1995 wearing a crumpled green suit. He proceeded to explain that he had worn it non-stop for the previous two weeks to achieve an uncared for appearance. See more »

Goofs

During the opening title scene, when one of the soldiers is hit by a motorbike, he is thrown before the impact actually occurs. 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

James Bond will return. See more »

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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Goldeneye
Music by Bono
Lyrics by The Edge
Performed by Tina Turner
Produced by Nellee Hooper
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An Excellent Bond Film
11 March 2005 | by kinky_chris_2001ukSee all my reviews

After a 6 year hiatus the producers needed to make this film good enough to bring Bond back to the forefront, and in comparison to the films that followed, I believe this to be the best. Without a cold war to fuel plot lines, the story is able to step into new territories, with many great plot elements. Pierce Brosnan portrays Bond amazingly well in my opinion, and ties all the classic 007 elements together flawlessly. Although adhering to the Bond foundations, this film has a great, fresh feel to it, I think partly due to the industrial style score by Eric Serra. I think you need to see this film more than once to fully appreciate it, but it is definitely a classic!


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Country:

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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