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.
Filming had already begun, when Lee Tamahori decided he wanted a car chase through the ice palace set. His Set Designer Peter Lamont had to rebuild the set with steel girders to support the cars racing around it.
Mr. Van Bierk:
Look, what is this? I'm supposed to...
Upon leaving the clinic, Bond has four diamonds. He then gives five to M. This is because he wagered one of his four with Graves and received an additional diamond when Bond won.
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).
The following scenes were cut from the film:
English, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Arabic
$428,083 (Switzerland) (22 November 2002)
$160,942,139 (USA) (4 March 2013)