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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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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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"Bond...James Bond" [Advance teaser poster] See more »


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

While many of the stylistic elements of the Pierce Brosnan-era Bond films ended with this, his final film in the franchise, several survived to the Daniel Craig films. The film's two most prominent product-placement agreements, with Ford (and its Premier Automotive Group, which then included Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo) as well as Omega watches, remained in the subsequent two Craig films. It's also the only Brosnan film in which BMW vehicles are not featured; Ford snapped up the product-placement rights primarily to showcase its significant number of new models introduced near the time of the film's release, in particular the "invisible" Aston Martin Vanquish Bond drives. The Vanquish marked the beginning of a new era for Aston Martin after years of languishing; infused with Ford's capital, and designer Ian Callum's widely acclaimed new look, the Vanquish was a critical and sales success. Its appearance in the film earned it the number three spot on the list of Best Film Cars Ever compiled by a British magazine. Also, Ford had acquired the two highest-volume British auto manufacturers, Jaguar and Land Rover, and wanted to feature their vehicles in the film as well. The oldest Ford clearly visible, is the 1957 Fairlane convertible that Bond drives in Cuba. Finally, Jinx is briefly seen driving the one American car Ford wanted featured, its retro-styled (and ultimately short-lived) Thunderbird. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is flirting with Jinx after her Andress-style entrance, his cigar moves in and out of his mouth depending on the angle of the shot. 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

While their English voices and dialog remained unchanged, all of the Korean spoken by the characters was redubbed in the South Korean release to cover up their poor Korean accents. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Neighbours: Episode #1.6911 (2014) 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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