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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

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Roger Spottiswoode

Writer:

Bruce Feirstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... James Bond
Jonathan Pryce ... Elliot Carver
Michelle Yeoh ... Wai Lin
Teri Hatcher ... Paris Carver
Ricky Jay ... Henry Gupta
Götz Otto ... Stamper
Joe Don Baker ... Jack Wade
Vincent Schiavelli ... Dr. Kaufman
Judi Dench ... M
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Samantha Bond ... Miss Moneypenny
Colin Salmon ... Chief of Staff Charles Robinson
Geoffrey Palmer ... Admiral Roebuck
Julian Fellowes ... Minister of Defence
Terence Rigby ... General Bukharin
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Storyline

Agent James Bond 007 is on a mission which includes a media tycoon, his former lover and a Chinese agent. Elliot Carver wants to complete his global media empire, but in order for this to work, he must achieve broadcasting rights in China. Carver wants to start up World War III by starting a confrontation over British and Chinese waters. Bond gains the help of Wai Lin on his quest to stop him, but how will Bond feel when he meets up with his former lover, who is now Carver's wife. Written by simon

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Taglines:

Tha Man. The Number. The License...are all back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | Danish | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El mañana nunca muere See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,143,007, 21 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$125,332,007, 7 June 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,300,000
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DTS 70 mm (70 mm print)| DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The headline, "The Empire will Strike Back", so admired by Elliot Carver when reviewing media reaction to the impending British attack, mirrors a real headline run by Newsweek during the Falklands War in 1982, picturing the H.M.S. Hermes, and the headline "The Empire Strikes Back". See more »

Goofs

When Bond tries to escape from the parking garage, you can see that the people in the car constantly cycle between no driver (presumably driven by remote control), one driver, and a driver and a passenger. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charles Robinson: Our man's in position on the center camera. It's like a terrorist supermarket. Chinese Long March Scud, Panther AS-565 attack helicopter, a pair of Russian mortars, and the crates look like American rifles. Chilean mines. German explosives. Fun for the whole family.
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Crazy Credits

James Bond will return. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film received cuts for the MPAA and heavier cuts for the BBFC. Some of these are missing from the so-called "Uncut" Ultimate Edition DVD released in 2006. See more »

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Featured in Bond's Greatest Moments (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

 
It's kind of like a Fast Food Burger. You consume it, enjoy it, but forget all about it as soon you are finished
15 September 2013 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

A far cry from Goldeneye, but It doesn't necessarily deserve all the hate it receives either. Tomorrow Never Dies is a fast paced affair, and an easily agreeable time-waster, but it's not the follow-up Goldeneye deserved, either. It's much too daft for the heavy plot that it has. The main reason this movie is entertaining is the spectacular stunts. It has some great action set pieces, which managed to make the time pass nicely. Michelle Yeoh makes for a refreshingly unique Bond Girl, due to her actual Martial Arts background. I dug the chemistry with her & Brosnan. Speaking of Brosnan… He is very good as Bond. He has charisma and wit to spare. He's not quite as good as Timothy Dalton, but he is excellent nonetheless. Johnathan Pryce is decent as the villain. He is fitfully menacing and did the job overall. Teri Hatcher's character is a bit disposable, but she was good in her role. Desmond Llewelyn & Judi Dench are as classy as ever

Final Thoughts: Instantly forgettable stuff, but it manages to be an effective time-waster. It's not a great Bond film, but it is an OK action film. I didn't mind it at all.

5.6/10


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