A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.Written by
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The first Bond film to be made after the downfall of the Soviet Union, and the end of the Cold War, and thus, the first Bond film to actually shoot in the traditional spy genre cold war country of Russia, St. Petersburg specifically. However, Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, doubled as St. Petersburg airport, while much of the tank chase was shot in London, and at the new Leavesden studios. This was to reduce expenses, and to cut on security concerns, the entire unit would have needed bodyguards. See more »
At the demonstration of the Tiger helicopter, the French Navy Captain introduces one of the helicopter pilots as "Lieutenant Commander Bernard Jaubert". This rank does not exist in the French Navy, the equivalent rank is Captaine de corvette. Also the name patch on his flight suit says CAPT. JAUBERT but the 3 stripes above it and on his shoulders denote the lower rank of Lieutenant de vaisseau. Also the other pilot is introduced as a Lieutenant and his name patch says LT. BROUSE but his 2 stripes indicate that he's an Ensign 1st Class, or Enseigne de vaisseau de première classe. See more »
[Russian in toilet cubicle looks around his newspaper to see Bond hanging from the ceiling]
Beg your pardon, forgot to knock.
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The UK Special Edition DVD of the film, released March 2001, includes the sequence where Onatopp tells Natalya to "Wait for your turn" as she is crushing Bond. However the UK DVD re-release still removes the actual headbutt from the scene, and every other headbutt in the film. Also missing is when Brosnan ear claps and knees Bean in the face during the climactic brawl in the antenna room. See more »
Bond is back and better than ever. OK, he may not be better than ever but he's better than he's been in some time. GoldenEye has a great opening scene that is more entertaining than most entire movies. It involves bungee jumping, guns, motorcycles, planes, and nerve gas among other things. Pierce Brosnan's first effort as Bond is a remarkable one. The movie has good acting, good action, and humor. It's great escapism from start to finish. The women are beautiful and Famke Jannsen and Sean Bean play their roles well. GoldenEye also boasts one of the best finales of the series in which Bond must take on the villain atop a gigantic satellite dish. As stated earlier, Brosnan is terrific as Bond. He's suave, witty, charming, looks good in a suit, and has a capacity for action. In conclusion, this is a thrilling Bond from start to finish and should not be missed. Out of 4 stars - 3.5
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