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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

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 ... Miss Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen ... Bill Tanner
Colin Salmon ... Charles Robinson
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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Taglines:

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

Dr. Christmas Jones' wearing a green tank top and shorts, was written as a nod to video game icon Lara Croft. James Bond was an influence behind Lara Croft and Daniel Craig, who would succeed Pierce Brosnan in the role of James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), starred opposite Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Jolie was strongly considered for the role of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006), which went to Eva Green. See more »

Goofs

A newspaper report on King has a sentence making no sense: "Both companies will benefit from the takeover. It means few neither jobs nor profits will be lost." 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 Desmond Llewelyn, who died soon after the film's original release. See more »

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Soundtracks

The World is not Enough
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Garbage
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not too bad
7 March 2018 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

Pierce Brosnan continues his impressive run as James Bond, and his performance makes this movie. Overall, it's more of the same with action, gadgets, and lovely women. The woman he's after is accused by Bond of suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. The chase scenes were well done,and the dialogue is first rate. If you're curious about Brosnan as Bond, you will like this.


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