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GoldenEye (17-Nov-1995)

Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: Jeffrey Caine; Bruce Feirstein; Michael France

Music by: Eric Serra

Producers: Michael G. Wilson; Barbara Broccoli

Keywords: Action/Adventure, James Bond, Cuba, Loose Nukes, Explosions

James Bond teams with a pretty Russian computer programmer to investigate the destruction of a military satellite station in Siberia, finding that a rogue Russian General has stolen an EMP control unit, and whose employer intends to use it in a revenge attack against London. After a six-year legal hiatus to the screen (a period including the collapse of the Soviet Union), Pierce Brosnan revitalizes the franchise.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joe Don Baker
12-Feb-1936   Walking Tall
Sean Bean
17-Apr-1959   Boromir in Lord of the Rings
Samantha Bond
27-Nov-1961   Miss Moneypenny
Pierce Brosnan
16-May-1951   Remington Steele, James Bond
Robbie Coltrane
30-Mar-1950   Hagrid in the Harry Potter films
Alan Cumming
27-Jan-1965   Nightcrawler in X-Men
Judi Dench
9-Dec-1934   Mrs. Brown
Minnie Driver
31-Jan-1970   Good Will Hunting
Famke Janssen
5-Nov-1965   X-Men, Bond Girl
Gottfried John
29-Aug-1942   GoldenEye
Michael Kitchen
31-Oct-1948   Foyle's War
Desmond Llewelyn
12-Sep-1914 19-Dec-1999 "Q" in James Bond films
Izabella Scorupco
4-Jun-1970   GoldenEye


Pierce Brosnan   ...   James Bond
Sean Bean   ...   Alec Trevelyan
Izabella Scorupco   ...   Natalya Simonova
Famke Janssen   ...   Xenia Onatopp
Joe Don Baker   ...   Jack Wade
Robbie Coltrane   ...   Valentin Zukovsky
Tcheky Karyo   ...   Dmitri Mishkin
Gottfried John   ...   Col. Ourumov
Alan Cumming   ...   Boris Grishenko
Michael Kitchen   ...   Bill Tanner
Serena Gordon   ...   Caroline
Desmond Llewelyn   ...   Q
Samantha Bond   ...   Moneypenny
Judi Dench   ...   M
Simon Kunz   ...   Severnaya Duty Officer
Pavel Douglas   ...   French Warship Captain
Cmdt. Olivier Lajous   ...   French Wwarship Officer
Billy J. Mitchell   ...   Adm. Chuck Farrell
Constantine Gregory   ...   Computer Store Manager
Minnie Driver   ...   Irina
Michelle Arthur   ...   Anna
Ravil Isyanov   ...   MiG Pilot
Vladimir Milanovich   ...   Croupier
Trevor Byfield   ...   Train Driver
Peter Majer   ...   Valentin's Bodyguard


Review by Theodore Johnson (posted on 18-Mar-2005)

All Bond films are usually good, heartstopping films. GoldenEye of 1995 was no exception.

Starring Pierce Brosnan as Bond himself and Minnie Driver as Bond's sidekick from the Soviet Union, they're on a mission to thwart plans to target London with a plot and satellite namely GoldenEye.

It starts when Bond arrives at a destination and finds out one piece of a massive jigsaw. The only setback is that his helper, 006 (Sean Bean) dies in the process. But things take a nasty turn, after arriving in Russia, meeting Robbie Coltrane and a few others on the way, he comes across 006, who Bond thought was gunned down at the start. But Bond discovers 006 was in the GoldenEye all along.

Thus, an epic battle begins. Will Bond thwart the double-crosser, or will he die at the hands of a once-thought-friend?

There is pure adventure at its best here. And there's so much lead that if it was installed in your body you'd become a pencil.

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