Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

Roger Spottiswoode (1997)

114min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
For the first hour or so, this 18th Bond movie is up there with the best of them: it has terrific pace, Pierce Brosnan has romantic and rough-house appeal, Teri Hatcher is a match for him, and the post-Cold War story has grip and even plausibility. Sadly, the second half doesn't quite sustain the momentum: the story moves from Europe to Asia (back to the locations of The Man with the Golden Gun) and Jonathan Pryce's media mogul makes a pathetically unthreatening villain whose motto is "There's no news like bad news". Flaws aside, this was at the time the best Bond movie since the heyday of Mr Connery.

Summary

James Bond joins forces with a Chinese agent to foil a media mogul's scheme to start a war between their countries - a case complicated by the fact that an old flame is now married to his new enemy. Using an undetectable stealth ship, the press baron plans to launch an undetectable sneak attack on both nations' navies, knowing they will blame each other - giving him exclusive global media coverage of the resulting conflict. Spy adventure, starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Teri Hatcher and Michelle Yeoh.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Pierce Brosnan
Elliot Carver Jonathan Pryce
Wai Lin Michelle Yeoh
Paris Carver Teri Hatcher
Henry Gupta Ricky Jay
Stamper Gotz Otto
Jack Wade Joe Don Baker
Dr Kaufman Vincent Schiavelli
"M" Judi Dench
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond (2)
Robinson - Chief of Staff Colin Salmon
Admiral Roebuck Geoffrey Palmer
Minister of Defence Julian Fellowes
General Bukharin Terence Rigby
Professor Inga Bergstrom Cecilie Thomsen
Leading Seaman, HMS Devonshire Gerard Butler
PR lady Daphne Deckers
Yeoman, HMS Devonshire Julian Rhind-Tutt
Captain, HMS Bedford Michael Byrne
Air Warfare Officer, HMS Bedford Hugh Bonneville
Principal Warfare Officer, HMS Bedford Jason Watkins
Captain, HMS Bedford Pip Torrens
Director Roger Spottiswoode
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scene.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama