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Tomorrow Never Dies

Year: 1997
Studio: MGM
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Producer: Barbara Broccoli/Michael G Wilson
Writer: Bruce Fierstein
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Teri Hatcher, Michelle Yeoh, Joe Don Baker, Geoffrey Palmer, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewellyn, Samantha Bond, Vincent Schiavelli

To most, this is the point where the Brosnan era started going downhill to a nadir of invisible cars and ice castles. I actually thought it was a lot of fun.

Of course having Bond fight a Murdoch-like media magnate (Pryce) who was as scary as a can of soup was an anticlimax, but his quest to stop madman Elliot Carver from creating World War III to give his media empire a boost.

Teaming up with a winsome Chinese spy (Yeoh) and a long list girlfriend who's now Carver's wife (Hatcher), James will have his hands as full as ever. It's got the right blend of action, gadgets and chicks I used to love from the early Moore era, and if you came of age with Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me - where things were already getting a little over the top - you'll have a great time.

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