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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

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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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Bond is Back See more »


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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 1999 (Netherlands) 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

Michael G. Wilson: A man at the casino, who opens the door for Elektra and James Bond. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is talking with Zuckovsky in the casino, you can see a television set behind them with images from a security camera. You can tell it's the same footage used in the shot before showing people in the casino, only played again on the television. 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

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

Connections

References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

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The World is not Enough
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Don Black
Performed by Garbage
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User Reviews

Explosive excitement a bigger impact than Bond.
14 January 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Not being a 'died in the wool' 007 fan, I watched this movie as if it was not a James Bond movie. I found it interesting and fun to watch. Bond as a bodyguard; well, how dangerous can that be? And what beautiful rich girl does not have two faces? A few plot twists, rampant gun fire, loud explosions and...you know the formula for a Bond flick.

Compared to other 007 movies: Pierce Brosnan needs to work a little harder for total acceptance as Bond. Forget replacing Q and respect what he has done through out the years. And why Judi Dench as M? I just don't care for her. As a Bond movie, this one is only above par compared to the last two. As an action/suspense movie THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH is pretty enjoyable and will keep you in your seat.

Sophie Marceau, as the CEO with a secret agenda, is nice to look at and not mean enough to be a good villain. Robbie Coltrane turns in a very fine job. Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Warmflesh is my physician of choice for a full complete physical! Robert Carlyle was menacing enough, but not memorable. Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones...'humina-humina-humina'! Criticize her all you want. But I really found her charming and sexy.

Bond will be back and just maybe this his first step on his journey to match former glory.


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