The James Bond Movies

GoldenEye

Released: November 17, 1995

Starring:
  Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
  Izabella Scorupco as Natalya
  Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan (006)
  Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Running Time: 124 minutes

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  • In the lower left of Boris's computer screen in Severanya there is a rotating cube with different Star Trek icons in it.

  • In order to be guaranteed a PG-13 rating from the MPAA and a 12 rating from the BBFC, several cuts had to be made. The cuts include the visible bullet impact to Trevelyan's head when he is shot in the film's opening, several additional deaths during the sequence in which Onatopp guns down the workers at the Severnaya station, extra seconds of footage of Onatopp's death, and Bond giving Onatopp a rabbit punch in the car.

  • Due to an overbooking of Pinewood Studios, the movie had to be filmed in an ex Rolls Royce factory.

  • Pierce Brosnan was supposed to be Bond in 1987, but had to turn it down due to his contract with Remington Steel.

  • At the time of release, the bungee jump off the dam set the record for the longest jump in history.

  • In the teaser of GoldenEye when Bond jumps into the plane and fights the guy, his hands are bare. When they fall out and Bond gets on the motorcycle he has on black gloves.

  • You can clearly see a roller under Bond, as he slides down the satellite dish with Natalya.

  • When Ourumov and Xenia are firing the GoldenEye weapon at Severnaya, the big map on the wall shows Severnaya right in the middle of Russia. In reality, Severnaya is in the north. It's together with "Bolshevik Island" and "October Revolution Island". The moviemakers surely had some difficulty to find a place to make that scene. So, why didn't they put Severnaya where it actually is, in the North, and not in the center?

  • GoldenEye was the name of Ian Fleming's estate in Jamaica where he lived the last years of his life and created the character of James Bond.

  • Bond's rope changes colors during the bungee jump scene.

  • In Pierce Brosnan's very first scene for GoldenEye, he was driving down the hills into Monaco to stop at the casino square. For the whole journey, Pierce accidentally left the handbrake of his Aston Martin on and it had burnt out by the time he arrived at the casino, subsequently having to be replaced.

  • Billy Mitchell, who played Admiral Farrell, also played Captain Pederson in the unofficial movie Never Say Never Again.

  • When defense minister Mishkin is looking thru his office window while waiting the arrival of general Ourumov, a military parade is playing a march music on the street. This same march music was played in Diamonds are Forever, when Bond was captured by Blofeld at the oil platform. The march music is on the mini cassette tape, which was hidden under Bond's suit.