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The World is Not Enough (1999)

The World Is Not Enough (original title)
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James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

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Michael Apted

Writers:

Neal Purvis (story), Robert Wade (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... James Bond
Sophie Marceau ... Elektra King
Robert Carlyle ... Renard
Denise Richards ... Dr. Christmas Jones
Robbie Coltrane ... Valentin Zukovsky
Judi Dench ... M
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
John Cleese ... R
Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Cigar Girl
Samantha Bond ... Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen ... Tanner
Colin Salmon ... Robinson
Goldie ... Bull
David Calder ... Sir Robert King
Serena Scott Thomas ... Dr. Molly Warmflash
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Storyline

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6, and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard (Robert Carlyle), who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous Agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond gains a hand from research scientist Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards), who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), especially when Bond's boss, M (Dame Judi Dench) goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe. Written by simon

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Danger. Suspense. Excitement. There must be when he's around. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bond 19 See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazakhstan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,519,007, 21 November 1999

Gross USA:

$126,943,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,832,400
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Barbara Broccoli, a big fan of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994), was interested in Jackson directing this movie. However, when she saw Jackson's The Frighteners (1996), she was put off by his style. Joe Dante was another director possibility. See more »

Goofs

During the action sequence on the labyrinthine docks on the Caspian Sea, one of the choppers with the rotating blades saws Bond's BMW in half. A cutaway shot reveals Bond nearby, murmuring, "Q's not gonna like this." The next shot is in back of Bond, seeing the newly split BMW fall apart, but Pierce Brosnan has been replaced with a dummy. This is most obvious during the over-the shoulder shot of the BMW falling apart, where Bond's gun is now held in front of him. Also, when the car splits in two, the dummy shakes a bit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lachaise: So good of you to come see me, Mr. Bond, particularly on such short notice.
James Bond: If you can't trust a Swiss banker, what's the world come to?
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Crazy Credits

"JAMES BOND WILL RETURN" Unlike other Bond films where this text appears at the end of the credits, in this film this text appears at the start of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

End credits of the video/DVD release include a dedication to actor Desmond Llewelyn, who died soon after the film's original release. See more »


Soundtracks

The World is not Enough
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Garbage
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User Reviews

Explosive excitement a bigger impact than Bond.
14 January 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Not being a 'died in the wool' 007 fan, I watched this movie as if it was not a James Bond movie. I found it interesting and fun to watch. Bond as a bodyguard; well, how dangerous can that be? And what beautiful rich girl does not have two faces? A few plot twists, rampant gun fire, loud explosions and...you know the formula for a Bond flick.

Compared to other 007 movies: Pierce Brosnan needs to work a little harder for total acceptance as Bond. Forget replacing Q and respect what he has done through out the years. And why Judi Dench as M? I just don't care for her. As a Bond movie, this one is only above par compared to the last two. As an action/suspense movie THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH is pretty enjoyable and will keep you in your seat.

Sophie Marceau, as the CEO with a secret agenda, is nice to look at and not mean enough to be a good villain. Robbie Coltrane turns in a very fine job. Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Warmflesh is my physician of choice for a full complete physical! Robert Carlyle was menacing enough, but not memorable. Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones...'humina-humina-humina'! Criticize her all you want. But I really found her charming and sexy.

Bond will be back and just maybe this his first step on his journey to match former glory.


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