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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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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.

Director:

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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As the countdown begins for the new millennium there is still one number you can always count on. 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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Trivia

Product placements, brand integrations, promotional tie-ins, and sponsorships for this movie include: the third of BMW's three-movie deal promoting their cars, specifically the BMW Z8; Motorola; Bollinger champagne, particularly a Grande Annee 1990; Turnbull & Asser ties; Omega Outdoor Agencies ski suits; Smirnoff blue label vodka; Sunseeker power boats; Omega watches, James Bond wears an Omega Seamaster watch; Caterpillar industrial vehicles; Church Presley Shoes urging consumers to "Step into Bond's shoes"; Heineken beer, maintaining "Some things shouldn't be shaken or stirred"; Microsoft Windows; and Electronic Arts' tie-in video game, The World Is Not Enough (2000). Reportedly, MGM earned one hundred twenty million dollars in product placements for this movie, effectively covering all but fifteen million dollars of the budget. See more »

Goofs

At the caviar factory the bullets make bright flashes on impact (which in itself is not realistic), even on wooden surfaces. 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

In the end credits the copyright date 1999, traditionally displayed in roman numerals, is shown as MIM e.g. 1000 + 1000-1. This is wrong, the correct representation is MCMXCIX. See more »

Alternate Versions

Press screenings ran at ca. 160 minutes. For general release the film was later cut down to 128 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tomorrow Never Dies Video Game Television Commercial (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The World is not Enough
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Garbage
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Greatest Bond Opening Scene Ever
20 September 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The last James Bond film of the 20th century began in spectacular fashion. Now, a lot of the Bond movies have great openings, so that's nothing new, but this one outdid itself. This 15-minute opening may be the best ever with an amazing boat race and opening credits. It gets my vote, anyway.

After that, frankly, it slowly goes downhill. (That's the problem with too good a start!).

In the end, it's okay but hardly a memorable Bond picture. It has the usual assortment of heroes and villains, wild and improbable action scenes, tons of sexual innuendos, sharp DVD picture and great 5.1surround sound. New actors to this series included Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards and Robbie Coltrane. None of them are big drawing cards who are going entice people to see the movie.

I didn't find any of the characters particularly memorable, unfortunately, so I can't rate the film higher than a "7," but that opening was a "10."


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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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