Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

UK, USA, 1997
119m
35mm film, 70mm film (blow-up), Eastmancolor, DeLuxe, Rankcolor, 2.35:1
Dolby Digital, DTS 70mm (on 70mm prints only), DTS, English

An American/British borderline science fiction film directed by Roger Spottiswoode. It is the 18th official James Bond film.

Plot Summary

James Bond is assigned to find out why the Chinese air force attacked and sank a British frigate in international waters. His investigations lead him to the tele-communications magnate Elliot Carver whose plans for a global satellite TV news network could lead to nuclear war…

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
© 1997 Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation
United Artists [opening logo] Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions Limited presents
Produced by: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Written by: Bruce Feirstein
Characters: Ian Fleming [credited in a possessry above the title]
Director of Photography: Robert Elswitt
Editors: Dominique Fortin, Michel Arcand
Music by: David Arnold
Sound Mixer: Chris Munro
Costume Designer: Lindy Hemming
Makeup Supervisor: Norma Webb
Hairdressing Supervisor: Eithne Fennell
Special Effects Supervisor: Chris Corbould
Digital Optical Effects: Cinesite (Europe) Ltd
Production Designer: Allan Cameron

Cast
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
Jonathan Pryce (Elliot Carver)
Michelle Yeoh (Wai Lin)
Teri Hatcher (Paris Carver)
Joe Don Baker (Wade)
Ricky Jay (Henry Gupta)
Götz Otto (Stamper)
Desmond Llewellyn (Q)
Vincent Schiavelli (Dr Kaufman)
Geoffrey Palmer (Admiral Roebuck)
Colin Salmon (Robinson)
Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny)
Judi Dench as ‘M’
Julian Fellowes (Minister of Defence)
Terence Rigby (General Bakharin)
Ceclia Thompsen (Professor Inga Bergstrom)
Nina Young (Tamara Steel)
Daphne Deckers (PR lady)
Colin Stinton (Dr Dave Greenwalk)
Al Matthews (Master Sergeant 3)
Mark Spalding (stealth boat captain)

Alternative Titles

Bond 19 – early title
Demain ne muert jamais – French title
Il domani non muore mai – Italian title
James Bond 007 – Der Morgen stirbt nie – German title
Shamelady
Shatterhand
Tomorrow Never Lies
– early title

Sequel to
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Sequels
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time to Die (2021)

Extracts included in
Highly Classified: The World of 007 (1997)
The James Bond Story (1999)
Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (2002)
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files (1997)

References

Periodicals
Cinefantastique vol.29 no.12 (April 1998) p.55 – illustrated review, credits
Empire February 1998 p.36 – illustrated credits, review (by Andrew Collins)
Empire July 1998 p.112 – review (by Ian Nathan)
Empire December 1998 p.146 – article
Empire January 1999 p.147 – illustrated review
Film Review January 1998 pp.36-41 – illustrated interview
Film Review February 1998 p.18 – review (by James Cameron-Wilson)
Film Review July 1998 p.72 – illustrated review
Film Review Special 22 Yearbook 1997/1998 p.96 – illustrated review
Neon February 1998 pp.84-85 – illustrated review
Premiere January 1998 p.32 (France) – review (by Éric Libiot)
Radio Times 9 October 1999 p.63 – illustrated review
Screen International 23 January 1998 pp.31-34 – illustrated article
Screen International 1 May 1998 p.12 – illustrated note
Sight & Sound January 1998 p.4 – article
Sight & Sound February 1998 pp.52-53 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (by Jose Arroyo)
Starburst no.268 (December 2000) p.60-63 – illustrated interview with David Arnold (Shaft’s big score by Nick Joy)
Studio January 1998 p.12 – review (by Laurent Tirard)
Total Film November 1997 p.62 – article
Total Film December 1997 pp.20-21 – article
Total Film January 1998 p.88 – review (by Max Kalba)
Vanity Fair November 1999 pp.136-141 – illustrated article

Books
The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis pp.324-325

Newspapers
A Capital, Guia TV 17 July 1998 – review (by Rui Brazuna)
Diário de Notícias 18 December 1997 – review (by Nuno Henrique Luz)
Diário de Notícias, Programas 19 December 1997 – review (by José De Matos-Cruz)
Svenska Dagbladet 19 December 1997 – review (Mediemogul ny Bondskurk by Astrid Söderbergh Widding)