James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Ian Fleming (characters), Neal Purvis | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... James Bond
Halle Berry ... Jinx Johnson
Toby Stephens ... Gustav Graves
Rosamund Pike ... Miranda Frost
Rick Yune ... Zao
Judi Dench ... M
John Cleese ... Q
Michael Madsen ... Damian Falco
Will Yun Lee ... Colonel Moon
Kenneth Tsang ... General Moon
Emilio Echevarría ... Raoul
Michael Gor ... Vlad (as Michael Gorevoy)
Lawrence Makoare ... Mr. Kil
Colin Salmon ... Charles Robinson
Samantha Bond ... Miss Moneypenny
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Storyline

Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond 007. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. Fourteen months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao (Rick Yune) who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens). Another MI6 Agent known as Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American Agent, known as Jinx Johnson (Halle Berry). While Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him? Written by simon

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"Bond...James Bond" [Advance teaser poster] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Following the VR shootout Bond joins Q in a store which contains a lot of old gadgets but the shoe with knife in it that bond activates was actually a used by Rosa Kleenex a Russian and not made by MI6 See more »

Goofs

The diamonds that are embedded in Zao's skin would have fallen out a long time ago. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Van Bierk: [stepping out of helicopter] Look, what is this? I'm supposed to...
[Bond puts a gun to Mr. Van Bierk's head and takes his sunglasses]
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Crazy Credits

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN See more »

Alternate Versions

For the theatrical release, seven seconds were cut from the Jinx/Bond sex scene to secure a PG-13 rating in the US; this version was released on home video. All video versions released in or after 2006 are uncut. The main difference between the two is that Jinx moans loudly in the uncut version. See more »


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Die Another Day
Music by Madonna
Lyrics by Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Performed by Madonna
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Crap!
21 May 2004 | by skovdeikSee all my reviews

No real Bond-feeling. It feels like the script is making fun of old bond-themes and it doesn't feel like it's coming from Bond-producers - I would say a Jim Abrahams-crew or something else. It also feels like the writers have worked too hard to feed the script with one-liners instead of bringing any depth to the story - to where they have failed greatly. Not even the prologue feels like Bond... And that sucks! I mean, even Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby managed to stagger the intensity when they made a goofy try to be Bond. Brosnan is absolutely right as Bond. The script isn't. And why let Madonna make a song Duran Duran made 20 years ago? Brosnan is excused. Not even with his ability to act like Bond in a true way makes this one go all the way. Most of all, the Cliché-effects - and it sure isn't Weta WS who made them - destroys the movie. Maybe made by those guys who made King Kong back in the 30:s (was it?)??? I mean, take a look at the scene where he's surfing holding a parachute. This movie made me long after going out and rent "Live and let die" or "Goldfinger" to get the right Bond-mood. One word: crap!


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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James Bond 20 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$142,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,072,040, 24 November 2002

Gross USA:

$160,942,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,971,116
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