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GoldenEye (1995)

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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

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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 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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When the world is the target and the threat is real, you can still depend on one man. 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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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 (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second and last Bond film to be adapted as a novel by then-current Bond novelist John Gardner. The book is based upon the screenplay by Bruce Feirstein and Jeffrey Caine. It follows the movie storyline fairly closely, however, Gardner maintained a rather violent sequence prior to the opening bungee jump, in which Bond wipes out a group of Russian guards cut from the film, although the popular video game based on the film featured it also. There is also a deleted scene that alludes to the part where Bond cuts off a wire, so that the gate can open, so he can run through the dam. Differences from the film: The book features 006 and 007 receiving their briefing from the previous M, Admiral Sir Miles Messervy, before the mission to the chemical weapons factory. If this is counted as part of continuity, it would seem to confirm that the M, played by Robert Brown, is the same character played by Bernard Lee. Xenia drives a yellow Ferrari in Monte Carlo, not a red one. Chuck Farrel is an American, not a Canadian. He also holds the lower rank of Rear Admiral, rather than an Admiral, as in the film. Bill Tanner's title was revealed to have been changed by the new M from Chief-of-Staff to "Senior Analyst". When breaking into his nightclub, Valentin Zukovsky observes Bond on security cameras, and was able to anticipate his arrival. Dmitri Mishkin's first name is changed to Viktor. A scene was added between the escape from the train, and the trip to Cuba, where Bond and Natalya sleep overnight in a St. Petersburg motel, and are smuggled out of Russia the next day, by Jack Wade. This added more mythos of the character in James Bond literary and film aspects. Its also funny that Goldeneye was the birth of James Bond books, a chance for the Bond films to take a new direction, also Pierce Brosnan said to David Letterman, that his first film that he watched of Bond, was Goldfinger (1964), also Brosnan, when growing up in London, had the same acting teacher as Sir Sean Connery. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is chasing Ourumov in the tank, he crashes into and partly runs over one of the pursuing police cars. In the shot following the effects of the crash, the 'driver' of the police car is sitting perfectly still and is clearly a dummy. 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

In addition to the Xenia headbutt, the British version also has cuts to the final fight between Brosnan and Sean Bean. Bean headbutting Bond in the antenna room and the headbutt on the cradle delivered by Brosnan are missing. See more »

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Written by Rupert Hine and Éric Serra
Performed by Éric Serra
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User Reviews

 
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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