Die Another Day

2002 James Bond film directed by Lee Tamahori / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film and the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and directed by Lee Tamahori. The fourth and final film starring Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, it was also the only film to feature John Cleese as Q, and the last with Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny. It is also the first film since Live and Let Die (1973) not to feature Desmond Llewelyn as Q as he died three years earlier. Halle Berry co-stars as NSA agent Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson, the Bond girl. It follows Bond as he attempts to locate a mole in British intelligence who betrayed him and a British billionaire who is later revealed to be connected to a North Korean operative whom Bond seemingly killed. It is an original story, although it takes influence from Bond creator Ian Fleming's novels Moonraker (1955) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), as well as Kingsley Amis's novel, Colonel Sun.[3]

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Die Another Day
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLee Tamahori
Written by
Based onJames Bond
by Ian Fleming
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyDavid Tattersall
Edited byChristian Wagner
Music byDavid Arnold
Production
companies
Distributed byMGM Distribution Co. (United States)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release dates
  • 20 November 2002 (2002-11-20) (United Kingdom)
  • 22 November 2002 (2002-11-22) (United States)
Running time
133 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom[1]
United States[1]
LanguageEnglish
Budget$142 million[2]
Box office$431.9 million[2]
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Die Another Day marked the James Bond franchise's 40th anniversary. The film includes references to each of the preceding films.[4] It received mixed reviews; some critics praised Tamahori's direction, but others criticized its reliance on CGI, product placement and its unoriginal plot, as well as the villain. Nevertheless, it was the highest-grossing James Bond film up to that time.