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Die Another Day (2002)

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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.

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Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Ian Fleming (characters), Neal Purvis | 1 more credit »
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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. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. 14 months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao 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. Another MI6 agent known as Miranda Frost 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. Whilst Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him? Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States] | Official Site | See more »

Country:

UK | USA

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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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A huge 20,000-watt light array, which took a week to construct, was used for the Icarus demonstration scene. See more »

Goofs

Zao is not a Korean name, it is Chinese. Although many Koreans do have Chinese names, including Zao, they have no "z" sound in their own language and pronounce the name as "Jo" or "Cho".

The pronunciation of Zao is Chinese, but the well known Chinese last name is actually pronounced Zhao, which both spells and pronounces differently from Zao. Of course nothing prevents someone from choosing any of the Chinese characters that are pronounced Zao as their last name, but it'd be a very uncommon one. 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

At the end of the credits, Madonna can be heard saying "I need to lay down." See more »

Alternate Versions

The R1 DVD release includes a special feature that allows viewers to watch raw footage of several key scenes, with the choice of multiple angles. One of these scenes - the sword fight between Bond and Graves - contains a rare blooper when Brosnan is unable to find the diamond in his pocket. Another multi-angle scene showing Halle Berry emerging from the water in her bikini, is hidden away on the DVD as an easter egg. See more »

Connections

References Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Another Day
Music by Madonna
Lyrics by Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Performed by Madonna
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User Reviews

About as bad as it can get...
3 April 2004 | by JexxonSee all my reviews

Of the four Brosnan Bond-films, this is by far the worst. The story is so stupid that you just don't care. Sure, Bond has always been more or less silly, (possibly except Dalton's films), but this looks more like a rejected Batman & Robin script. The filmmakers aren't even trying to base the film in real life anymore, (dna manipulation and invisible cars!?!). Instead, the attention is focused on mindless action scenes with seriously crappy CGI and effects.

Moreover, the film looks awful, the dialogue consists of bad one liners and lame sexual innuendos, and the acting belongs in a made for TV movie, (Halle Berry is especially bad). Die Another Day easily qualifies as one of the worst films I've ever seen. James Bond has definitely passed his sell-by-date.


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