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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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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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Michael Apted

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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 ... Miss Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen ... Bill Tanner
Colin Salmon ... Charles Robinson
Goldie Goldie ... Bullion
David Calder ... Sir Robert King
Serena Scott Thomas ... 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,943,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$361,832,400, 4 March 2013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Squeeze (1977) was the first cinema thriller movie directed by Michael Apted. Apted directed several other thrillers such as: Enigma (2001), Enough (2002), Blink (1993), Thunderheart (1992), Gorky Park (1983), Class Action (1991), Extreme Measures (1996), and this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Bond and Elektra are trapped inside the inflatable shield, it is dark. Bond turns on the lights on his wristwatch, and the entire place lights up. Bond moves around around a lot, but the lighting does not change at all, revealing that the lighting is coming from a different source. 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

The opening credits don't begin until approximately 15 minutes into the movie -- the longest delay in the series to date. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Inside 'Die Another Day' (2003) See more »

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

 
The best Bond with Brosnan.
3 March 2000 | by Yuval SchonfeldSee all my reviews

I am a great Bond-fan so I was very intruiged to see the new Bond-film 'The World is not Enough.'

I went to see it and I liked it very much. The story this time is interesting,especcially the character Electra King,wonderfully played by French actress Sophie Marceau, is very well written.

But off course you are not going to see a Bond-movie for the story,you expect to see great action scenes, stunts,evil villains,beautiful locations and great humour.

And all the things I mentioned above were presented very well in this Bond-film.

The action scenes in the oil-pipes, on the mountains of Kazachstan and especially on the Thames in London were very spectacular.

Robert Carlyle is convincing as a villain who don't feel any pain.

The locations were very exotic and the scenes in Istanbul gave me a nostalgic feeling to 'From Russia with Love.'

But the most important thing in a Bond-movie is the actor who plays it.And Brosnan did it very well. He's agressive,he has got a sense of humour and he really looks like the gentleman Bond is supposed to be. But in some scenes we see Brosnan also in a more vulnerable position. So I think Brosnan is after Connery the best Bond-actor.

My conclusion is that 'The World is not Enough' is a great Bond-movie with all the elements that make this series,after almost 38 years,still one of the greatest movie experiences of the year.


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