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.
Tang Ling Zao ("The Man Who Never Smiles") is the first Korean henchman to appear in the franchise, since Oddjob, in Goldfinger (1964).
Mr. Van Bierk:
Look, what is this? I'm supposed to...
Colonel Moon is beating up the punching bag. Afterwards, it is unzipped and a man falls out. However, when he was beating up the punching bag, it was shaped like a regular punching bag, not like it had a man inside. If it had a man inside, there would have been a lot more air in the bag.
In the traditional walk-and-shoot opening, the bullet Bond fires can be seen shooting towards the camera - meaning that Bond has shot up the gun barrel of his opponent!
For the theatrical release, seven seconds were cut from the Jinx/Bond sex scene to secure a PG-13 rating in the US; this version was released on home video. All video versions released in or after 2006 are uncut. The main difference between the two is that Jinx moans loudly in the uncut version.
English, Korean, Cantonese, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Arabic
$428,083 (Switzerland) (22 November 2002)
$160,942,139 (USA) (4 March 2013)