Original Release: November 19, 1999 (US)
Directed by: Michael Apted
Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Bruce Feirstein
Produced by: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
Running Time: 128 minutes
Box Office: $362,000,000 (US)
Bond (Pierce Brosnan) must race to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance. Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), is the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon whom Bond is assigned to protect. The villain is Renard (Robert Carlyle), who has a bullet lodged in his brain rendering him unable to feel pain. Also featuring nuclear weapons expert Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards).
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Sophie Marceau (Elektra King), Denise Richards (Dr. Christmas Jones), Robbie Coltrane (Valentin Zukovsky), Judi Dench (M), Desmond Llewelyn (Q), John Cleese (R)
Filming Locations: (view all)
- Bibi-Heybat Region, Azerbaijan
- Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain
- Shadwell, London, England, UK
- After the release of this movie, Robert Carlyles father revealed to him that he had been saving up money every month for him just in case his acting career didn't work out and handed him the money anyway after he saw he was doing well for himself.
- The highest grossing of all of the James Bond films released in the twentieth century.
- Robbie Coltrane and Robert Carlyle appeared in Cracker: To Be a Somebody: Part 3 (1994).
James Bond: You would commit suicide for her?
Renard: You forget. I'm already dead.
James Bond: Haven't you heard? So is she.
Renard: Welcome to my nuclear family.
James Bond: Expecting Davidov? He caught a bullet, instead of the plane.
Renard: You can't kill me, I'm already dead.
James Bond: Oh yeah, not dead enough for me.
Renard: One tires of being executed.
Renard: [pointing to an alarm clock] Watch these hands, M. By noon tomorrow, your time's up. And I guarantee, I won't miss.
Renard: No hard feelings, Mr. Bond, but we're even. Soon, you'll feel nothing at all.
BMI Film & TV Award as Best Film Music
Bogey Award - Germany
Empire Award as Best Actor - Pierce Brosnan
Golden Screen Award
Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Actor - Pierce Brosnan
Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Actress - Denise Richards
Blockbuster Entertainment Award as Favorite Supporting Actress - Sophie Marceau
Saturn Award as Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Csapnivalo Award as Best Visual Effects
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award as Best Original Song
Motion Picture Sound Editors Award as Best Sound Editing
Online Film and Television Association Award as Best Music, Original Song
Online Film and Television Association Award as Best Title Sequence
Satellite Award as Best Classic DVD Release
Satellite Award as Best Original Song