GoldenEye

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Overview

Pierce Brosnan made his first appearance as James Bond in this action thriller, the 17th in the series excluding the 1967 Casino Royale and the 1983 Never Say Never Again featuring the suave British super-agent. As the story begins, Agent 007 and his partner, Agent 006 Sean Bean, pull a daring raid on a chemical weapons plant in the Soviet Union; however, they are captured by Russian troops, and while Bond is able to escape, 006 is not so lucky. Several years later, the Soviet Union and the Cold War are a thing ...
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Overview

Pierce Brosnan made his first appearance as James Bond in this action thriller, the 17th in the series excluding the 1967 Casino Royale and the 1983 Never Say Never Again featuring the suave British super-agent. As the story begins, Agent 007 and his partner, Agent 006 Sean Bean, pull a daring raid on a chemical weapons plant in the Soviet Union; however, they are captured by Russian troops, and while Bond is able to escape, 006 is not so lucky. Several years later, the Soviet Union and the Cold War are a thing of the past, but Bond is still at work ferreting out evildoers everywhere. Xenia Onatopp Famke Janssen, a beautiful but vicious villain working with the Russian Mafia, spearheads the theft of the controls to GoldenEye, a high-tech satellite weapons system, and with her gunmen, she kills most of the soldiers and guards at a top-secret military facility in the process. Bond joins forces with Natalya Simonova Izabella Scorupco, one of the base's few survivors, to help track down Onatopp's minions and the controls to GoldenEye, which can destroy all electronic circuits in a given area in a matter of seconds; however, in time, Bond discovers the true identity of the criminal mastermind who is behind this bid for unholy power and world domination -- none other than Alec Trevelyan, the man Bond once knew as 006. In addition to Brosnan, GoldenEye also marked another significant cast change for the Bond series -- Judi Dench made her debut as M, Bond's superior. Minnie Driver also has a cameo as a nightclub singer. Sadly, this was the last film in the Bond series for special-effects supervisor Derek Meddings, who died in the midst of production; the film was dedicated to him.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Martin Campbell and Producer Michael G. Wilson; Deleted Scenes; 12 Featurettes including a Storyboard Sequence, Press Footage and Behind the Scenes of the Making of the Film; The World of 007 - Original 1995 TV Special Hosted by Elizabeth Hurley; "Goldeneye" Music Video performed by Tina Turner; Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Image Database
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The debut of Pierce Brosnan in the role of Agent 007 and of director Martin Campbell behind the camera provide a much-needed injection of freshness into the stale James Bond franchise with this, the 18th in the series of spy thrillers. Since Bond tales are best reviewed not in relation to other films but in relation to themselves, here's what works: Brosnan infuses his Bond with the best of both worlds, mixing the suave, winking charm of Roger Moore with the more arch, lethal detachment of Sean Connery. Campbell, for his part, brings pace and visual flair to the proceedings, never losing sight of the class fans have come to expect, while eschewing many of the ludicrous stunts and gizmos for more believable real-world action. A team of screenwriters also wisely updates Bond for the politically correct '90s by transforming the character of M into a woman (portrayed with delightful sobriety by the great Judi Dench). And supporting players Alan Cumming and Famke Janssen are standouts in a series that prides itself on memorable villains. What doesn't work: Sean Bean as an antagonist who comes across as too dim to carry out his complex scheme, Izabella Scorupco, lifeless and boring in place of the expected exciting and sexy, and the basic plot, which bows to the graying maxims that Bond must never grow or develop and that Russians make the best villains. GoldenEye is a mixed bag, but a promising start for a star and director who could do better with improved material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2013
  • UPC: 883904267157
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 12,034

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan James Bond
Sean Bean Alec Trevelyan
Izabella Scorupco Natalya Simonova
Famke Janssen Xenia Onatopp
Joe Don Baker Jack Wade
Judi Dench M
Robbie Coltrane Valentin Zukovsky
Tchéky Karyo Dimitri Mishkin
Gottfried John Gen. Ourumov
Alan Cumming Boris Grishenko
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Samantha Bond Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen Bill Tanner
Serena Gordon Caroline
Billy Mitchell Admiral Chuck Farrel
Constantine Gregory Computer Store Manager
Minnie Driver Irina
Ravil Isyanov MIG Pilot
Peter Majer Valentin's Bodyguard
Trevor Byfield Train Driver
Tina Turner Singer
Technical Credits
Martin Campbell Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow Art Director
John Altman Musical Direction/Supervision
Bono Songwriter
Barbara Broccoli Producer
Kathrin Brunner Art Director
Jeffrey Caine Screenwriter
Chris Corbould Special Effects
Simon Crane Stunts
David John & the Mood Sound/Sound Designer
Linda de Vetta Makeup
The Edge Songwriter
Bruce Feirstein Screenwriter
Michael Ford Set Decoration/Design
Michael France Original Story
Gerry Gavigan Asst. Director
Harvey Harrison Cinematographer
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Nellee Hooper Musical Direction/Supervision
Neil Lamont Art Director
Peter Lamont Production Designer
Chares Lee Art Director
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
Tom Pevsner Executive Producer
Terry Rawlings Editor
Eric Serra Score Composer
Ian Sharp Asst. Director
Kevin Wade Screenwriter
Anthony Waye Associate Producer
Michael G. Wilson Producer
Arthur Wooster Asst. Director, Cinematographer
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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    Good Bond movie. However the other Bond films after this...not that good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GoldenEye

    Not a Bond fan, though this movie was actually good, liked the fight scenes and car chases, creepy performance from the bad guy. Even the game was fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    Hi-tech Gadgets and classic Bond action

    This is the first and best of the Pierce Brosnan as Bond movies yet. It has the classic elements of a Bond movie: the sophisticated spy, the evil supervillain, and the beautiful love interest, but also has new, modern weapons, gadgets, and cars, as well as an updated soundtrack. A must-have for Bond fans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    For England James??For England Alec....

    Wow. When I got N64 and went to my friends house she had this game and I rented it from her. I liked the game so much I bought it. When it was on movie I bought it. When i watched this movie for the first time I found out how much fun fo a girl watching an James Bond movie for the first time. sean Bean who played in LORD OF THE RINGS as Bronomir, was really freekin scarry in this movie. He acted like a really good villan. And Famake Jassen she was awsome, even though she died rather lame....... But after you see this movie and played the video game. U know this is one movie u gotta have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2001

    007 RULES!!!

    GOLDENEYE IS THE BEST JAMES BOND MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

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