The World Is Not Enough is a 1999 spy film and the nineteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, with the original story and screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Bruce Feirstein. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The title is taken from the Bond family Coat of Arms created as part of the cover for 007 in the 1969 movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
- Starring : Pierce Brosnan / Sophie Marceau
- Genre : Action / Adventure / Thriller
- Country : United Kingdom / United States
- Language : English / Russian / Spanish
- Director : Michael Apted
- Production : Danjaq / Eon Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / United Artists
- Distributor : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM) / 20th Century Fox Argentina / Chapel Distribution / Filmes Lusomundo / United International Pictures (UIP) / Bontonfilm / Egmont Entertainment / Gativideo / MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) / MGM Home Entertainment / Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment / Canal+ / CBS / Mainostelevisio (MTV3) / SBS6 / Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / FS Film / 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / Sub / Nelonen / Rai 3
The World Is Not Enough movie
The World Is Not Enough release date
- November 8, 1999 : USA (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
- November 12, 1999 : Singapore (premiere)
- November 18, 1999 : Singapore
- November 19, 1999 : Canada
- November 19, 1999 : USA
- November 22, 1999 : UK (European Charity London premiere)
- November 25, 1999 : Australia
- November 25, 1999 : UK (preview screening)
- November 25, 1999 : Israel
- November 26, 1999 : UK
- November 26, 1999 : Ireland
- December 1, 1999 : Switzerland (French speaking region)
- December 1, 1999 : France
- December 2, 1999 : Switzerland (German speaking region)
- December 3, 1999 : Spain
- December 8, 1999 : Sweden
- December 9, 1999 : Germany
- January 4, 2000 : Philippines
- February 5, 2000 : Japan
The World Is Not Enough cast
- Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
- Sophie Marceau as Elektra King
- Robert Carlyle as Renard
- Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones
- Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky
- Judi Dench as M
- Desmond Llewelyn as Q
- John Cleese as R
- Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl
- Samantha Bond as Moneypenny
- Michael Kitchen as Tanner
- Colin Salmon as Robinson
- Goldie as Bull
- David Calder as Sir Robert King
- Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Molly Warmflash
The film’s plot revolves around the assassination of billionaire Sir Robert King by the terrorist Renard, and Bond’s subsequent assignment to protect King’s daughter Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. During his assignment, Bond unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul.
Filming locations included Spain, France, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and the UK, with interiors shot at Pinewood Studios. Despite receiving mixed reviews, with the plot and Denise Richards’ casting being frequently targeted for criticism, The World Is Not Enough earned $361,832,400 worldwide. It was also the first Eon-produced Bond film to be officially released under the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer label instead of United Artists, the original owner and distributor of the film franchise.
MI6 agent James Bond arrives at a Swiss bank in Bilbao, Spain, to retrieve money for British oil tycoon Sir Robert King. Bond also wants the name of the killer of a fellow MI6 agent, but the banker is killed by his assistant before he can reveal it. Bond escapes from the banker’s office with the money, but it is revealed to be booby-trapped; Sir Robert is killed by an explosion inside MI6 headquarters in London. Bond gives chase to the assassin on a Q-modified speedboat down the Thames to the Millennium Dome, where she attempts to escape by hot air balloon. Bond offers her protection, but she refuses and blows up the balloon, killing herself.
Although injured falling from the balloon, Bond is cleared for duty, attends Sir Robert’s funeral, and traces the recovered money to Viktor “Renard” Zokas, a KGB agent-turned-terrorist. Following an earlier attempt on his life by MI6 agent 009, Renard was left with a bullet in his brain, which is gradually destroying his senses, making him immune to pain until he dies. M assigns Bond to protect King’s daughter Elektra against Renard, who had previously abducted her. Bond flies to Azerbaijan, where Elektra is overseeing the construction of a new segment of her family’s oil pipeline. During a tour of the pipeline’s proposed route through the mountains, Bond and Elektra are attacked by a hit squad in armed, paraglider-equipped snowmobiles. Despite being unarmed, Bond is able to dispatch the snowmobiles by using the terrain to his advantage and a protective shield in his jacket.
Bond visits Valentin Zukovsky at his Baku casino to acquire information about Elektra’s attackers; he deduces that Elektra’s head of security, Davidov, is secretly in league with Renard. Bond kills Davidov and takes his place on a plane bound for a Russian ICBM base in Kazakhstan. He poses as a Russian nuclear scientist and meets American nuclear physicist Doctor Christmas Jones, before entering the silo. Inside, Renard is removing the GPS locator card and weapons-grade plutonium from a nuclear bomb. Before Bond can kill him, Jones blows his cover. Renard drops a hint that Elektra and he are collaborating and flees with the plutonium, while Bond and Jones escape the exploding silo with the locator card.
Also, check these topics out: The Voice Katie Kadan Rolling in the Deep, X-Men Apocalypse movie, Die Another Day movie, X-Men movies in order of release date, The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies movie, X Factor UK 2019, Logan movie, GoldenEye movie, Tomorrow Never Dies movie, The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers movie, John Henry movie, Casino Royale movie, The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug movie, AGT judges. The World Is Not Enough (1999 movie). The World Is Not Enough (1999 movie) trailer starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau.