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James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bond
... Elektra King
... Renard
... Dr. Christmas Jones
... Valentin Zukovsky
... M
... Q
... R
... Cigar Girl
... Miss Moneypenny
... Bill Tanner
... Charles Robinson
Goldie ... Bullion
... Sir Robert King
... Dr. Molly Warmflash
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Storyline

James Bond is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, 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 a research scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King, especially when Bond's boss, M goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe. Written by simon

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Some men want to rule the world... Some women ask for the world... Some believe the world is theirs for the taking... But for one man, The World Is Not Enough!!! 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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Release Date:

19 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bond 19  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,519,007, 21 November 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,943,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,832,400, 4 March 2013
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Trivia

Elektra's villa in Baku is in reality Beylerbeyi Palace, an Ottoman summer residence built in the nineteenth century, and located in Istanbul. See more »

Goofs

Just before the parahawks give chase the camera looks down at the snow where Bond stands and there is no mark from his ski as if he was lowered to that location by helicopter before filming was started. 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" See more »


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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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This is the Bond adventure of the 90's
19 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

TWINE is without doubt the 007 adventure of the 90's. I would consider it to be one of the best Bond movies ever, but for sure the best of the Brosnan era so far, because it perfectly combines Bond's universe with the real world. The movie has a terrific look, crystal clear colours and benefits from the great craft of Clark and Biddle who both did a fantastic job. In addition Pierce Brosnan gives one of the best performances in years, taking his character both seriously and on the other hand not too seriously. Sophie Marceau offers a fantastic villainess and puts herself in one line with Chris Walken, Robert Davi and Klaus Maria Brandauer.

The writers Michael France, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Dana Stevens and Bruce Feirstein have outdone themselves by creating some of the best characters in the series and by far the best punchlines and dialogues in years. Every dialogue contains funny and suggestive lines and this really makes fun to sit there and enjoy two hours of perfect entertainment.


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