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You know the name. You know the number. No limits. No fears. No substitutes.

Armed with his licence 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 antisapates his every move: Alec Trevelyan, a.k.a. Agent 006 (Sean Bean), 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 (Famke Janssen), an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. When the horrifying extent of Trevelyan's plans is revealed, Bond must call upon his sharp wit and killer instinct in an edge-of-your-seat confrontation to the finish.
From a destructive tank chase through the streets of St. Petersburg to a special effects-laden climax in the Cuban jungle, GoldenEye is a breathtaking thrill ride that ranks as one of the best and most popular action films ever made.


Pierce Brosnan's first appearance as James Bond. Other actors considered include Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, and Hugh Grant. Brosnan was the preferred choice for Bond in The Living Daylights (1987), but was ruled out because of his contractual obligations to "Remington Steele" (1982).

Brosnan's contract to play James Bond specifies that while contracted as Bond he is not permitted to appear in any other film wearing a tuxedo.  An exception was made for 1999's The Thomas Crown Affair, which was also distributed by MGM.

Several changes had to be made to the script during production because the plot was virtually identical to True Lies (1994) which was being released at the time.

Actresses considered as Bond girls were Elizabeth Hurley and Elle Macpherson. Paulina Porizkova was offered the role as Bond's leading lady, but turned it down.

The Rolling Stones were offered the chance to sing the title song, but declined.

Joe Don Baker (Jack Wade) played an extremely similar character (Darius Jedburgh) in "Edge of Darkness" (1986) (mini). Baker appeared in a previous Bond movie (The Living Daylights (1987)) as Brad Whitaker.

"Goldeneye" is the nickname of Bond creator Ian Fleming's beachfront house in Jamaica where (between 1952 and 1964) he wrote the Bond novels and short stories.

Long-standing visual effects supervisor Derek Meddings died of natural causes during the production of the film, hence the dedication of the film to him.

Near the end of the film a computer displays "Pevsner Communications GmBH", a reference to executive producer Tom Pevsner.

The satellite dish used in the end of the film is the same one used in the film .

Performed by Tina Turner

See reflections on the water
more than darkness in the depths
see him surface in every shadow
on the wind I feel his breath

Goldeneye I found his weakness
Goldeneye he'll do what I please
Goldeneye no time for sweetness
but a bitter kiss will bring him to his knees

You'll never know how I watched you
from the shadows as a child
you'll never know how it feels to be the one
who's left behind
You'll never know the days, the nights,
the tears, the tears I've cried
but now my time has come
and time, time is not on your side

See him move through smoke and mirrors
feel his presence in the crowd
other girls they gather around him
if I had him I wouldn't let him out

Goldeneye not lace or leather
Golden chains take him to the spot
goldeneye I'll show him forever
it'll take forever to see
what I've got

You'll never know how I watched you
from the shadows as a child
you'll never know how it feels to be so close
and be denied
It's a gold and honey trap
I've got for you tonight
Revenge it's a kiss, this time I won't miss
now I've got you in my sight
With a Goldeneye, golden, goldeneye
with a goldeneye, goldeneye.

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