See the gallery. When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent James Bond Pierce Brosnan can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his licence to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "GoldenEye", an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp Famke Janssen , an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. The James Bond franchise, in cinematic terms, began in with Dr No.
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It was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first in the series not to utilize any story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming. In the film, Bond fights to prevent an ex-MI6 agent, gone rogue, from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. The film was released after a six-year hiatus in the series caused by legal disputes, during which Timothy Dalton resigned from the role of James Bond and was replaced by Pierce Brosnan.
Made by Albert R. Broccoli presents" it was the second official James Bond film not produced by Broccoli although oversaw the film as Consulting Producer himself. While undergoing heart surgery, Broccoli entrusted the making of the film and the forthcoming generation of James Bond films to his daughter Barbara Broccoli and stepson Michael G. Wilson , both of whom had been executive producers of previous James Bond films. GoldenEye was released in and was directed by Martin Campbell. Campbell also directed 's Bond film Casino Royale. GoldenEye is considered an important film in the Bond series in that it was successful in reviving interest in a character that many critics had suggested had become an anachronism in the post- Cold War world. The previous film, Licence to Kill , had been released in June , before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Although it was financially successful and critically acclaimed, it was not as popular as previous Bond films, suggesting interest in the series was waning at that point. Judi Dench , the newly cast M , describes Bond as a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur.