When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: Alec Trevelyan, a.k.a. Agent 006, a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan's stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. When the horrifying extent of Trevelyan's plan is revealed, Bond must call upon his sharp wits and killer instincts in order to stop the deadly weapon from being used. (Written by Robert Lynch)
Produced by Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli
Directed by Martin Campbell
Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine & Bruce Feirstein
World Premiere 13th November 1995 (Los Angeles, USA)
UK Release Date 24th November 1995
US Release Date 17th November 1995
Worldwide Box Office $350,700,000 US
Budget $80,000,000 US
Running Time 130 Minutes
Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility (USSR); Monte Carlo, French Riveria; Severnaya, Russia; London; St. Petersburg, Russia; unnamed Caribbean island; Cuba.
Pierce Brosnan introduces himself as James Bond using the classic introduction for the first time when Xenia Onatopp asks his name.
The beginning sequence, when stuntman Wayne Michaels jumps off the dam, actually broke the world record for the longest bungee jump against a fixed object at 722ft.
To film parts of the St. Petersburg sequence, the Bond producers created Leavesden Studios from the remains of an old Rolls Royce wartime aircraft factory.
The satellite dish used in the end of the film is the same one used in the 1997 film Contact.
Producer Michael G. Wilson appears in a cameo as a member of the Russian Security Council.
All 16 of the previous Bond films were banned in the Soviet Union. §
Selected behind the scenes information courtesy IMDb.