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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writer:

Bruce Feirstein
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Wade
Vincent Schiavelli ... Dr. Kaufman
Judi Dench ... M
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Samantha Bond ... Moneypenny
Colin Salmon ... 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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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

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | Danish | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomorrow Never Dies 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

Gross USA:

$125,304,276

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,011,068
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS 70 mm (70 mm print)| DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's DVD release of the movie contains a music track where people can watch the movie without dialogue and with the score and background music only. See more »

Goofs

120 is the maximum terminal velocity for skydivers only in the relatively thick lower atmosphere. 200 mph is indeed possible for a HALO jump. The world record is over the speed of sound. This was set by a skydiver who jumped from a balloon at 100,000 feet. 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

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Alternate Versions

Originally toned down for a 12 cinema certificate in the UK, a further 6 seconds of cuts were required to retain this rating for the video version. All use of shurikens (throwing stars) and a bad guy having his face stamped on were removed, and most of the fight sound effects were reduced. In 2006 the PG-13/international version was passed uncut in the UK by the BBFC for the Ultimate Edition DVD, with an upgrade from a 12 to a 15 certificate. The same cut was later passed 12 for the Blu-ray release. See more »


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Produced, Performed and Written by David Arnold and Alex Gifford of The Propellerheads
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User Reviews

 
Another Fun and Action-Packed Bond Adventure
9 January 2016 | by carologletreeSee all my reviews

This film isn't quite as good as "Goldeneye", but it still another fun addition to the series.

Pierce Brosnan once again shines as James Bond, and Wai Lin, played by Michelle Yeoh, is quite possibly the toughest Bond girl ever. She does a lot of karate and steals the show as much as Brosnan.

Elliot Carver, played by Jonathan Pryce, is a pretty decent villain. He is nowhere near as intimidating as some of the best Bond villains, but he is certainly passable. His goals were a little more realistic than most Bond villains. His henchmen is just another Red Grant clone.

The story, while not the deepest, has a lot of intriguing elements with Carver writing disasters in his newspaper and making them happen. The media angles makes a lot of sense these days. The locations work, especially Thailand.

This film is up there with "Moonraker" as one of the most relentlessly action-packed entries in the series. We get a spectacular opening sequence, a chase in a parking garage with Bond using his remote-control BMW, a wicked motorcycle chase, and so much more.

This is a very solid if slightly by-the-numbers entry in the series. There is rarely a dull moment, and there is enough action for several movies. Another fun Bond film.

RATING: B


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