James Bond Movie - Tomorrow Never Dies
|Release Date (UK)||December 12th, 1997|
|Release Date (US)||December 16th, 1997|
|Film Number||18 of 23|
|Running Time||119 Minutes|
|Next Film||The World is Not Enough|
|Elliot Carver||Jonathan Pryce|
|Wai Lin||Michelle Yeoh|
|Paris Carver||Teri Hatcher|
|Dr. Kaufman||Vincent Schiavelli|
|Jack Wade||Joe Don Baker|
|Henry Gupta||Ricky Jay|
Media mogul Elliot Carver plans to use a stolen encoder to start a war between China and the United Kingdom, and boost ratings for his cable networks. Carver's wife Paris is an ex-girlfriend of Bond's, and her assistance costs her her life. Bond must fight Carver with the help of Chinese spy Wai Lin.
|1||Tomorrow Never Dies||Sheryl Crow|
|2||White Knight||David Arnold|
|3||Sinking of the Devonshire||David Arnold|
|4||Company Car||David Arnold|
|5||Station Break||David Arnold|
|6||Paris and Bond||David Arnold|
|7||The Last Goodbye||David Arnold|
|8||Hamburg Break In||David Arnold|
|9||Hamburg Break Out||David Arnold|
|10||Doctor Kaufman||David Arnold|
|12||Underwater Discovery||David Arnold|
|13||Backseat Driver||Alex Gifford|
|15||James Bond Theme||Moby|
- The number plate on Bond's BMW was "B-MT 2144", which is very close to the "BMT 214A" of Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.
- A lot of gadgetry was included in Tomorrow Never Dies, because the prior film, Goldeneye, hadn't had many.
- The character Bill Tanner was meant to return for Tomorrow Never Dies, but actor Michael Kitchen was unavailable. He did however return for several later films.
- Supposedly, the original working title was Tomorrow Never Lies, a reference to the fact that Elliot Carver caused tragic events for the news
, and so knew them accurately in advance. As the story goes, a typo in one of the drafts was made, and Tomorrow Never Dies was considered a better title.
- The film was dedicated to the memory of Cubby Broccoli, the producer who started the series in 1962 with Harry Saltzman.
- 15 BMW's were destroyed during the production of the film.
|Production Budget||$110 Million (~$157M with inflation)|
|Worldwide Gross||$333 Million (~$478M with inflation)|
|Michael G. Wilson|
|Writers||Ian Fleming (Characters)|
|Bruce Feirstein (Writer)|
- Pierce Brosnan won a Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films award for Best Actor in 1998.
- David Arnold won a BMI Film Music Award for Tomorrow Never Dies in 1998.