PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
When Lee Tamahori was brought on board, he demanded several changes to the script, most notably adding the CGI para-surfing stunt sequence. Some of his more risque suggestions, such as having a dozen PVC cat-suit clad girls chasing Bond back to his car at the ... ...
Mr. Van Bierk:
Look, what is this? I'm supposed to...
Korea, whether North or South, does not have surfable beaches.
The opening credits play over scenes directly related to the plot of the film (in this case, the torture of 007). This is a first for a Bond film. Also, footage from this sequence later appears as a brief flashback - something only seen in the series twice before (OHMSS and Moonraker).
English, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Italian
£9,122,344 (UK) (22 November 2002)
$160,201,106 (USA) (7 February 2003)
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