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The James Bond Movies

The World is Not Enough

Released: November 19, 1999

Starring:
  Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
  Sophie Marceau as Elektra King
  Denise Richards as Christmas Jones
  Robert Carlyle as Renard

Directed by: Michael Apted

Running Time: 125 minutes

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The World is Not Enough Ultimate Edition DVD


  • First woman villain (Klebb was working for Bolfeld and therefore he was the villain in From Russia With Love)

  • First time Bond gets a semi-serious injury (dislocated collarbone)

  • First time MI6 goes to Scotland

  • First time Tanner and Robinson are in a movie together (Tanner is from Fleming's original novels as well as numerous movies over the years and Robinson is from Tomorrow Never Dies)

  • First time M is captured

  • First time M sees Bond kill in cold blood

  • First time M slaps someone

  • First time M kisses someone (King)

  • First time Q considers retiring

  • First bomb explosion inside MI6 Headquarters

  • First time 007 is on the inactive list

  • First terrorist attack at MI6 Headquarters

  • First time Bond shoots a woman in cold blood

  • First time 007 holds a Colt .45 Automatic handgun

  • First appearance of a woman with a mangled physical feature (Electra's earlobe)

  • First time a woman seeks retribution against MI6

  • First time 007 goes to Azerbaijan

  • First time a Bond girl is a nuclear physicist (Denise Richards)

  • First villain with a bullet in his skull (Robert Carlyle)

  • First time where deforestation is depicted in a Bond film

  • First time Bond's gun explodes

  • First time portrait of M (Bernard Lee) appears in Bond movie. In conference room of MI6 headquarters when Electra appears on two wall video screens the portrait of M can be seen between them.

  • First time the credit sequence doesn't go: Bond, Bond Girl, Bond Villain, Rest of cast (Denise Richards is 4th)

  • First chase sequence through the River Thames

  • First appearance of John Cleese as Q's assistant

  • First time Bond is the first thing on screen after the gunbarrel opening

  • First movie to show a female 00 agent in the scene where Bond is excluded from receiving an assignment. This is assuming that the people seated and standing around him are other 00's.

  • First time 007 goes to a casino and doesnt gamble

  • First time Bond made love to the villain

  • First Brosnan film that didn't have Jack Wade in it

  • First Brosnan film that didn't have an Aston Martin driven by Bond

  • First time Bond killed one of his lovers

  • First time Bond is tortured

  • First time bond has to deal with terrorists

  • First living henchman with a bullet in his head

  • First time there is the involvement of oil

  • First time a pipeline is shown in a Bond film

  • First time an element from a non-Fleming book is incorporated into the story (Kingsley Amis wrote Colonel Sun, in which M is kidnapped, like in this film)

 



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