GoldenEye (1995)

Presented by Albert R Broccoli

Produced by Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli

Directed by Martin Campbell

Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine & Bruce Feirstein

Story by Michael France

James Bond played by Pierce Brosnan

 

THE VILLAIN:    Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) - former British secret agent 006, whose anti-Communist Russian parents were betrayed by the British after the Second World War; now head of Janus, a Russian arms trading list.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp (Famke Janssen) - Georgian, former Soviet fighter pilot, psychotic murderess who often kills victims by crushing them with her thighs while making love.

                                Boris Grishenko (Alan Cumming) - computer programmer working at Russian Severnaya satellite control centre,  the brains behind the technical aspects of Trevelyan's plan.

                                General Arkady Grigorovich Ouromov (Gottfried John) - former Soviet Colonel in charge of Arkhangelsk Chemical Warfare facility, now a Russian General in charge of Space Division, in league with Alec Trevelyan; British analysts believe he sees himselfas the next 'iron man' of Russia.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Alec Trevelyan intends to gain vengeance for the British betrayal of the Lienz Cossacks 50 years previous by robbing British banks through hacking into their systems moments before using a GoldenEye satellite to fire an electromagnetic pulse over London that will wipe out the banks' records.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Caroline (Serena Gordon) - psychiatrist sent to the south of France to evaluate 007 for MI6.

                                Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) - Russian level two systems programmer working at the Severnaya facility, the only survivor of a murderous attach carried out by General Ouromov and Xenia Onatopp.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane) - ex-KGB, Russian crime boss who was shot in the knee by 007, becomes an uneasy ally of Bond's.

                                Jack Wade (Joe Don Baker) - earthy CIA aly of Bond's, gardening enthusiast.

                                Defence Minister Dimitri Mishkin (Tcheky Karyo) - Russian who comes to realise his betrayal by General Ouromov moments before being killed.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Judi Dench) - new head of MI6, steel-nerved bureaucrat known to some as 'the evil queen of numbers', who does not like Bond's methods, but realises his necessity.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) - M's assistant, who enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

                                    Bill Tanner (Michael Kitchen) - a senior analyst working for internal operations at MI6.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Gun which fires piton attached to power-retractable high-tensile wire and emits metal-cutting laser; zoom camera with communication uplink; BMW Z3 with all-points radar and self-destruct system (unused) and stinger missiles behind the headlights (unused); leather belt with 75-foot rappelling cord built into buckle; Omega Seamaster watch which emits a laser and remotely operates magnetic mines; pen which becomes a Class Four grenade.

 

LOCATIONS:    Arkangel (Arkhangelsk) Chemical Weapons Facility, USSR; London; Severnaya; St Petersburg, Russia; Monte Carlo; French Riviera; unnamed Caribbean island; Cuba.