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No Time To Die James Bond yacht Spirit 46

James Bond yachts: The best boats that have welcomed 007 on board

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Gentleman spy James Bond may be known for his love of fast cars and fancy gadgets, but agent 007 has also spent a fair share of time at sea on board a number of sailing yachts, superyachts and speedboats. To celebrate the highly anticipated release of the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die , we take a look at the best boats to be featured in the movie franchise.

No Time To Die: Spirit 46

In the latest James Bond instalment, No Time To Die (2021), James Bond is seen enjoying his (temporary) retirement in Jamaica on board a 14 metre Spirit 46 sailing yacht . As well as using the yacht for a day of fishing out on the water, 007 sails her to Cuba for an undercover mission in partnership with new agent Paloma.

Built in Ipswich by British yard and official James Bond partner Spirit Yachts , the boat is a custom-made modern classic characterised by long overhangs and flush decks. She can reach 18 knots underway and acquired her “well-loved” look by forfeiting her scheduled winter refit prior to shooting, revealed Spirit Yachts CEO Sean McMillan.

Casino Royale: Soufrière

In 2006 film Casino Royale , which introduced new James Bond actor Daniel Craig, a 16.4 metre Spirit 54’ named Soufrière was used to host 007 and Bond girl Vesper Lynd (played by Eva Green) as the couple cruised through the waters of Venice in Italy. Filming took a total of six months and involved shipping and cruising the modern classic sailing yacht to various locations around the world. The yacht even made history as the first sailing yacht to go up the Venetian Grand Canal in 300 years, a process that involved removing and replacing the rig as many as 10 times to ensure the yacht could fit under multiple canal bridges in Venice.

Casino Royale: Sunseeker predator 108

In contrast to the traditional-looking Spirit 54’ used in scenes with Vesper Lynd, a speedy Sunseeker Predator 108 motor yacht is also used in the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale . The 32.92 metre motor yacht was used in the movie as the boat of Bond villain Le Chiffre. Featuring a distinctive monochromatic hull, the Sunseeker superyacht can hit top speeds of 40 knots and can accommodate up to eight guests and four crew on board.

GoldenEye: Northern Cross

In the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye , which was the first in the franchise to feature actor Pierce Brosnan as the main character, a 43.25 metre superyacht named Manticore plays a starring role. In the film, the yacht is owned by the Janus crime syndicate and is used by Bond girl Xenia Onatopp, played by actress Famke Janssen. In reality, the yacht used for the role of Manticore was actually named Northern Cross . Constructed in aluminium by Swedish shipyard Marinteknik Verkstads AB , she was delivered in 1991.

Her exterior and naval architecture were designed by Per Kavli . Her 330 GT interiors, styled by Tor Hinders , can accommodate up to 10 guests and eight crew. Under the power of two Caterpillar diesel engines, Northern Cross can reach a top speed is 24 knots and boats a cruising range of 1,800 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots. She features a pale grey hull and and a flybridge with an al fresco lounge.

Never Say Never Again: Kingdom 5KR

In the final film to star Sean Connery as James Bond, a superyacht named Flying Saucer is used as a base for Bond villain and SPECTRE agent Maximillian Largo. In actuality, the superyacht the starred in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again was Benetti superyacht Kingdom 5KR . Measuring 85.9 metres with an interior volume of 1,768 GT, Kingdom 5KR was designed by Jon Bannenberg and delivered in 1983. Her interiors, penned by Luigi Sturchio , can accommodate up to 22 guests waited on by 31 members of crew. Once owned by former US president Donald Trump , the yacht features a distinctive turquoise stripe along her hull and boat.

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The best James Bond Boats and Yachts (2024 update)


If you frequent the high seas, then you are certainly familiar with James Bond movies. After all, this iconic franchise has become synonymous with what it means to lead a life of luxury and danger. From speed boats to submarines and everywhere in between, Ian Fleming has given us some of the most memorable watercraft used by Bond himself throughout his adventures for more than 50 years now. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best James Bond boats and yachts that have been featured in recent 007 films – both large vessels like The World Is Not Enough’ super yacht as well as small ones such as Live And Let Die’s’ hydrofoil! So fasten your seat belts and get ready to explore these larger-than-life vessels from the world’s top spy!

From Russia With Love (1963)

One of the most memorable boat chases occurs in From Russia With Love . A young Sean Connery and Tatiana Romanova were traveling to Venice when the bad guys assaulted them. But Bond made a spectacular escape aboard a Fairey Huntress .

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The speedboat is part of the Fairey Marine catalog. Created by English sailing enthusiasts, the company produced boats until the early 1980s. Its first motor cruiser appeared in the 1960s.

This James Bond boat sequence helps publicize the Fairey Huntress and the Fairey Huntsman motorboats. They became widely popular, and won multiple offshore races. They were the craft of choice for Royal Naval Skippers. 

Live and Let Die (1973)

The Glastron GT150 featured on Live and Let Die movie poster is crucial for the 007 boat history. Roger Moore drives the speedboat through Louisiana everglades and makes a 120ft leap over the pursuing Sheriff’s cars.

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26 boats were used to create this iconic sequence, and 17 were destroyed during the shoot!

The Glastron GT 150 used to establish the world record was sold just after the shooting. It is now the property of the Ian Flemming Foundation, and it was part of James Bond’s vehicle exhibition in London.

For safety reasons, we don’t recommend these kinds of stunts with speedboats while you are on sailing vacations. But you can still experience high-speed sensation and jumps with water toys. Learn how to choose among them here!

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

In this Bond movie, the boat is, in reality, a Lotus Esprit. This beautiful white car is one of the best British sports cars of the 1970s. Q turned it in an incredible vehicle. It turns into a submarine to escape an attacking helicopter.

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Filmed in the Bahamas (Nassau), the underwater scenes feature the extravagant vehicle that can fire torpedoes and anti-aircraft-missiles. 

Enjoy a superyacht charter in the Bahamas to immerse yourself in the James Bond movie ambiance.

Golden Eyes (1995)

The Manticore yacht is the villain’s lair seen in GoldenEye . Most of the scenes were filmed in Monaco. The actual luxury yacht is the Northern Cross , a 142ft boat built in Sweden in 1991.

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Designed by Tor Hinders and Per Kavli, the motorboat has a top speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots. The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over five cabins.

The crew cabins accommodate up to 8 people. It was the property of a Finnish businessman before it was refurbished and sold for $7 million in 2006.

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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

In the longest Bond pre-title sequence, Pierce Brosnan is chasing Giulietta da Vinci’s Sunseeker Superhawk 34 .

Driven down the Thames at 60mph, the motor yacht is wiped out by mini-torpedos. The Superhawk 34 used in The World is Not Enough was for sale in January 2012 for $150,000.

After this film, the collaboration between the film producers (EON Productions) and the boat company becomes more notable. 

Sunseeker is a major boat builder for the sports and leisure markets in the world. The James Bond franchise helped the British luxury brand to become an international icon.

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Casino Royale (2006)

In the 2006 James Bond film, several luxury yachts appeared. Among them, there are the Sunseeker Predator 108 and Spirit 54.

The Sunseeker superyacht is the villain’s “floating lair.” It was filmed on location in the Bahamas. With over 100 feet long, the performance yacht has four cabins, one master suite, and it can accommodate up to eight guests.

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Full-scale models of accommodation on board were built for the film studios in Prague.

The large-scale sets were mounted on a large hydraulic platform to simulate the movement of the sea during filming.

In 2017 the yacht was for sale at $4.2 million. 

Daniel Craig and Eva Green also sail casually into Venice on the elegant Spirit 54 . This classic British 54-foot yacht was handcrafted in Suffolk by S pirit Yachts . She sleeps up to six guests in two en suite double cabins.


It has to be shipped to Miami, then Barbados and Croatia before finally arriving in Venice. It is also the first sailing yacht to go up the Grand Canal in over 300 years.

After the shoot, the luxury boat was used for cruising and racing, mainly in the UK and Ireland.

Skyfall (2012) 

In SkyFall , Daniel Craig and Severine (Bérénice Marlohe) sail on the Pruva Regina yacht gliding through Turkey’s sapphire waters. 

The actual superyacht is a 183-ft schooner built in Turkey by Pruva Yachting in 2011.

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Regina has a maximum speed of 12 knots, and she can accommodate 12 guests in two master suites, two double staterooms and two twin cabins plus nine crew.

This James Bond yacht was listed on sale in 2012 for $14 million.

Fun fact: the shower scene which is supposed to take place aboard, was filmed in room 712 of the Four Seasons Hotel at Canary Wharf in London.

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No Time to Die (2021)

In No Time To Die, released in 2021, the 007 yacht is called Spirit 46. She is a very beautiful 14m sailing yacht that is initially designed for fast-pace racing. Clearly a true match for an adventurer such as James Bond.

In 2021, it seems that James Bond is going back to its old love from the Casino Royale time, the modern yet classic wooden sailing yacht.

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The yachts named after James’ Bond movies

Although our article is intended to list the yachts that have been featured in a James Bond movie, you might also encounter boats that were named with one of the James Bond movies, without actually being a part of the movie.

John Staluppi is the most emblematic case of a James Bond fan that decided to show his passion through the naming of its yachts. As such, he named all of the 18 yachts that he owned over his life after James Bond movies.

Like James Bond, John Staluppi likes his yachts fast. To be more precise, he likes them unusually fast compared to their respective size.

One of his most famous posessions include yachts called :

  • For Your Eyes Only : a 36m yacht that could go over 30 Knots
  • Octopussy : a 43m yacht that can reach 50 knots
  • Moonraker : a 36m that can sail at 57 knots
  • Casino Royale : a 49m luxurious yacht
  • Skyfall : a 57m superyacht with 3 VIP suites
  • Diamonds Are Forever: a 61m motoryacht available for luxury charters

It seems that John Staluppi, like many of us, made the realisation that sailing a yacht truly makes you feel like you are part of a James Bond movie. Luckily, your yacht doesn’t have to be featured in a Hollywood movie or to bear its name for you to feel that way.

The famous Riva boats in the James Bond movies

Since the middle of last century, luxury Italian boat maker Riva has become a cornerstone in Hollywood blockbusters. From classic runabouts to modern variations with wooden cladding and impressive technical characteristics, their boats have been featured alongside stars like Clark Gable and Chris Hemsworth – all encapsulating style, wealth and status on screen.

Riva boats have been making a splash in the Bond films since Robert Moore first took up the mantle of 007. In 1995, Pierce Brosnan starred as James Bond for “Golden Eye” and with him came Riva ! Daniel Craig later paraded around on one too when he stepped into his version of Agent 007’s shoes in “Casino Royale”. Over time these beautiful vintage yachts continue to gain more admiration from film-lovers everywhere; even now with many new movies about our beloved secret agent coming out each year – so does their presence remain over all that time.

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FAQ The Iconic James Bond’s Yachts

The yacht featured in the James Bond “From Russia with Love” released in 1963 was a Fairey Huntress from the Fairey Marine shipyard.

The yacht displayed in the James Bond “Golden Eyes” is the Northern Cross, a 142ft yacht built by the swedish shipyard Marinteknik Verkstads AB.

The yacht featured in “The world is not enough” is a Sunseeker Superhawk 34.

Two yachts appear in the James Bond “Casino Royale” movie released in 2006: the Sunseeker Predator 108 and the Spirit 54.

The yacht featured in Skyfall is Regina, a 183ft superyacht built in Turkey by Pruva Yachting.

The yacht featured in the new James Bond “No Time to Die” is the Spirit 46, a sailing yacht developped by Spirit Yachts.

John Staluppi owns or used to own many of the yachts that were named after James Bond movies such as: Skyfall, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only or Octopussy.

Roy E Carroll is the owner of the Yacht Skyfall, which was originally built for John Staluppi.

The original owner of the yacht Octopussy was John Staluppi. They yacht was sold in 2021 in an in-house deal by Moran Yacht & Ship.

John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht “Diamonds Are Forever”.

John Staluppi is the original owner of the yacht “Casino Royale”, named after a James Bond movie like all of his yachts.

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These ‘Bond Boats’ Have Made 007 Look Good on the Water for 60 Years

Ranging from cruise ships to go-fast boats to sailing yachts, these vessels have been major supporting actors in bond films for six decades., chrissie mcclatchie, chrissie mcclatchie's most recent stories.

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These 9 Bond Boats Have Made 007 Seem Like a Mariner Over the Years

Pick a James Bond title and chances are you’ll find a yacht of the same name: There’s a Goldfinger , Diamonds are Forever , The World is Not Enough , Octopussy , Quantum of Solace , Skyfall and more. In fact, ever since Denison built the 118.1-foot For Your Eyes Only in 1985 for John Staluppi, the American businessman has named his 22 yachts after 007 films.

If the movie titles are famous, the yachts are in a league of their own. The MI6 secret agent has chased bad guys on zippy go-fast boats, romanced Bond Girls on breezy sailing yachts and infiltrated villain’s lairs that masquerade as sleek pleasure yachts.

For some vessels, the big-screen appearance has boosted their charter credibility, while others have backstories straight out of a Hollywood script. A few have even become available on the brokerage market, offering buyers a chance to invest in a piece of 007 history.

Here are nine of the most recognizable.

‘Delos’ (ex ‘Aurora’) in ‘From Russia With Love’

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As well as starring as Spectre headquarters in 1963’s From Russia with Love , which was Sean Connery’s second role as 007, the 293-foot Delos inspired, of all things, “The Love Boat,” according to current owner Christopher Wilson. After falling into a state of disrepair, the German-built cruise ship was snapped up by Wilson, a former tech-entrepreneur in 2008 when he found it listed for sale on Craigslist. Wilson is now 15 years into an extensive restoration project and hopes to convert the historic vessel into a museum and boutique hotel.

‘Kingdom 5KR’ (ex ‘Nabila’) in ‘Never Say Never Again’

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Originally built for Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi by Benetti in 1980, Never Say Never Again ’s fictional MY Flying Saucer has a Hollywood backstory of its own. After its turn alongside Sean Connery in the 1983 movie, the Sultan of Brunei seized the boat and sold it to Donald Trump and it became Trump Princess . In 1991, another Saudi billionaire businessman, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, took ownership. He renamed it Kingdom 5KR and keeps the boat almost permanently based in Antibes on the Côte d’Azur.

‘Trafalgar’ (ex ‘Moonmaiden II’) in ‘The Living Daylights’

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In the pre-title sequence of 1987’s The Living Daylights , Timothy Dalton smolders on-screen in his first outing as the gentlemen spy, quite literally, as he parachutes onto the aft deck of Moonmaiden II while on fire. Sure, there are easier ways to board a yacht, but when does 007 ever play it safe? Now known as Trafalgar , this classic canoe stern yacht from the 70s is currently looking for a new owner via Ocean Independence with an asking price of $2,500,000.

Glastron GT-150 in ‘Live and Let Die’

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The 1972 Glastron GT-150 used in Roger Moore’s chase scene in Live and Let Die was probably 007’s most action-packed water run. It involved ten minutes of running at speed through the backwaters of the Louisiana Bayou, jumping bridges and eventually seeing Bond blowing up his nemesis’ boat, all in the name of Her Majesty. As it turns out, 26 Glastrons were used in the filming, and nine were GT-150s—presumably to replace ones that were trashed during the action scenes.

Riva Aquarama in ‘Goldeneye’

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In 1995’s Goldeneye , Pierce Brosnan announced his arrival as 007 in typical Bond style as he sped out of Monaco’s Port Hercules on a stylish Riva Aquarama towards a tri-deck motoryacht at anchor. Cast for that part was the 142-foot Northern Cross , launched in 1991 from Sweden’s Marinteknik Verkstads. Fun fact: while Brosnan went on to appear in three more films, the glitzy Mediterranean principality hasn’t appeared in a Bond movie since.

‘Soufrière’ in ‘Casino Royale’

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Casino Royale heralded the start of a new era for the film franchise. Not only was the 2006 release the first time Daniel Craig’s gritty portrayal of the character graced the screen, but the film also marked a transition away from white boats: who can forget that classic scene where Bond glided into Venice with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) on the 54-foot Soufrière from British boatbuilder Spirit Yachts. The vessel is currently on the market with Berthon International for $534,000.

‘Casino Royale’ in ‘Casino Royale’

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While Bond navigated the Grand Canal on Soufrière , nemesis Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) had set up a floating lair on a slick 108-foot Sunseeker Predator named Casino Royale . With top speeds of 45 knots, this sporty vessel is built for quick escapes — or, more realistically, nipping between Saint Tropez and Monaco for day trips during summer. A foredeck Jacuzzi and garage brimming with toys have made the boat a favorite. It is currently for charter by AeroVanti in Florida.

‘Aria 1’ (ex ‘Regina’) in ‘Skyfall’

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Continuing his penchant for timeless sailing yachts, Craig sails towards near-certain death — yet again — with Severine (Bérénice Marlohe) in 2012’s Skyfall . The fictional Chimera was played by Regina , a 183.1-foot schooner built by Turkey’s Pruva in 2011. The gulet-style boat was a popular charter vessel until its sale in 2018. Under new ownership and now called Aria 1 , it is currently based in Greece.

Spirit 46 in ‘No Time to Die’

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Like any experienced yacht owner, Craig’s 007 understands that, when you find a yacht builder you like, you stick with it. Trading up in 2021’s No Time to Die , Bond’s companion to his idyllic Caribbean retirement is a Spirit 46, again from Spirit Yachts. Yet, similar to its owner, this model’s competitive edge is always simmering just beneath the surface and the sleek-46-foot sailing yacht has proven performance credentials in regatta racing.

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GoldenEye (1995) is the 17th James Bond movie, and the first one with Pierce Brosnan. Bond has to stop a former 00 agent from using an EMP weapon against London.

  • 1 Northern Cross
  • 2 La Feyette (F 710)
  • 3 Riva Aquarama Special
  • 4 Riva Monte Carlo 30 Offshorer

Northern Cross [ ]

Named 'Manticore' in the movie, this yacht owned by the crime syndicate Janus is actually the 'Northern Cross, built in 1991 by Marinteknik Verkstads AB shipyard in Sweden.


La Feyette (F 710) [ ]

Bond immediately notices this modern stealth ship. Although she was completed in 1992, she entered active service with the French navy in 1996, making her nearly brand-new and unused during the time of the filming. Today, she is still in active service.


Riva Aquarama Special [ ]

This boat belongs to the 'Manticore' and is used to get ashore.


Riva Monte Carlo 30 Offshorer [ ]

Bond uses this boat when inspecting the 'Manticore'.


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The Yacht boat Northern Cross called Manticore in Pierce Brosnan’s debut as James Bond.

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The Yacht boat Northern Cross called Manticore in Pierce Brosnan’s debut as James Bond. Then boarded a pressed Bond vessel via the aft deck in a desperate attempt to stop the villain Xenia Onatopp from twisting a Tiger helicopter. The film was called, incidentally Golden Eye where even Izabella Scorupco participated.

Luxury yacht built in Sweden by experienced yacht owner and designed especially for charters. As the promotional materials says – it offers unique leisure and relaxiation possibilities, for quiet and party oriented customers, as well as those who like watersports. More detailed info you can find on web pages of the charter specialised companies. Maybe these attributes convinced the producers to use it for the movie. Yacht fitted perfectly the style of Xena Onatopp. Great, perfect shape, luxury. Due to this last thing Bond didn’t have time to benefit all the pleasures of the onboard journey – good for the yacht, as we recall the common fate of the vehicles driven by 007.

At the time of the filming of GoldenEye, the yacht was ovned by Finnish Businessman Jorma Lillbacka, who owns the power machine company, Finn-Power.

The onboard scenes were shot in the port Hercule, Monaco.

Yacht was refurbished in 2001. In March 2006 Yacht was quoted for sale by ”CSO Yachts” broker (headquartered in France) Selling Price was EUR 7,250,000. Boat still available for charter in several companies.

Technical data

  • Real name: Northern Cross
  • Shipyard: Marineteknik Verkstads AB Oregrund
  • Hull Designer: Tor Hinders
  • Build Year: 1991
  • Category: twin waterjet diesel yacht
  • Construction: aluminium hull
  • Gross weight : 330 tons
  • Engines: 2 x 1,750 hp caterpillar 3512
  • Fuel consumption: 500 L/Hr
  • propulsion : 2 W MJP J650 Waterjets
  • Generator: 1 x 15 kW/Hr
  • Dimensions:
  • LOA: 43.25 m
  • Beam: 7.98 m
  • Draft: 1.50 m
  • Cruise Speed : 18.0 Knots
  • Top Speed: 24.0 Knots
  • Fuel Capacity: 40,000 L
  • Water Capacity: 8,000 L
  • Range: 1400 nm (calculated)
  • Max Guests: 10
  • Total Cabins: 5

Watersports Equipment:

  • 19 ft BSC tender with 150hp engine
  • 11ft Novurania with 50hp engine
  • Kawasaki 750cc waverunner (2 man)
  • waterskis & tows
  • fishing gear
  • snorkelling gear

Leisure equipment:

  • Audio/Visual Equipment televisions & videos
  • stereo music systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite communication
  • 2 x bicycles

The Making of GoldenEye, Tarth Pearce, 1995, Boxtree Ltd., page 117

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007 Filming location: Yacht Club Monaco / GoldenEye (1995)

007 Filming location: Yacht Club Monaco / GoldenEye (1995)

YACHT CLUB MONACO Bond movie : GoldenEye (1995) Place and location in the movie : Yacht Club Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco Actual place and location : Yacht Club Monaco , 16 Quai Antoine 1er, Monte Carlo, Monaco What happens here in the movie:  Xenia Onatopp and Admiral Chuck Farrell leave the port. Visited by 007 Travelers:  2013

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Spirit Yachts’ brand partnership with EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International on the James Bond films began when a Spirit 54 was chosen to feature in the 2006 film Casino Royale .

This year, Spirit Yachts returns to the big screen alongside 007 in the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die .

Casino Royale :

The scene portraying Daniel Craig and Eva Green cruising into Venice onboard a Spirit 54 is now world famous. Having been handcrafted by Spirit Yachts’ skilled team of boat-builders in Suffolk, the yacht (a 54 foot design named Spirit) was shipped to the Bahamas. From there, Spirit Yachts sailed her to Puerto Rico and through the British Virgin Islands for filming. After shooting scenes in the Caribbean, the yacht was shipped to Croatia and sailed on to Venice. During filming in Venice, the yacht’s rig was taken in and out a total of 10 times to fit under multiple canal bridges. She was the first sailing yacht to go up the Grand Canal in 300 years.

Watch the yacht in action here.

Image credits: CASINO ROYALE © 2006 Danjaq, LLC & United Artists Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

No Time To Die :

A Spirit 46 features in the James Bond film No Time To Die . Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica, where a Spirit 46 sailing yacht is featured.

Spirit Yachts CEO and Head of Design Sean McMillan commented, “ The James Bond films are a mainstay of British culture and we are honoured to be continuing our partnership with such an iconic brand.”

Sean McMillan continued, “The Spirit 46 is one of the original Spirit Yachts designs and is an example of the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every Spirit yacht. I think the yacht suits the Bond character very well because of the combination of beauty and practicality.”

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GoldenEye is the seventeenth James Bond film and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming 's British secret service agent, James Bond . Made by Albert R. Broccoli 's EON Productions (though listed as "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 1995 and was directed by Martin Campbell . Campbell also directed 2006 '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 1989, 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. A relic of the Cold War." This unusual candour, combined with a generally well-received performance by Brosnan as the new James Bond, helped to revitalize the franchise replacing Robert Brown . The role of Miss Moneypenny was also recast with Samantha Bond replacing Caroline Bliss and Desmond Llewelyn was the only actor to reprise the role of Q .

  • 1.1 Arkhangelsk
  • 1.3 Severnaya
  • 1.4 St. Petersburg
  • 2 Cast and Characters
  • 4.1 Before MGM/Pathe legal troubles
  • 4.2 After the MGM lawsuit/Giancarlo Paretti affair
  • 4.3 Film Title
  • 6 Soundtrack
  • 7.1 Vehicles & gadgets
  • 7.2 Firearms of GoldenEye
  • 9 Video games
  • 11.1 Posters
  • 11.2 Videos
  • 12 External links
  • 13 References

Plot summary [ ]

Arkhangelsk [ ].


Bond and Trevelyan infiltrate the chemical weapons plant.

The story starts in 1986, in the Soviet Union . British secret agent James Bond and his fellow 00 agent and friend, Alec Trevelyan (006), have infiltrated a secret Soviet chemical weapons production plant with the intention of blowing it up via bombs.

After finding their target, a large room filled with canisters that contain chemicals, James begins to plant the charges while Alec holds off the facility's guards. Alec is then suddenly captured by a ruthless Soviet colonel, Arkady Ourumov , who then orders Bond to surrender by pointing a gun to Alec's head. Alec tells Bond to "finish the job", and in response Bond resets the charge timers from six minutes to three and walks out to surrender. Ourumov counts ten seconds for Bond to comply, as Bond does so, Ourumov executes Alec with a shot to the head when Alec tries to call out to Bond.

Bond retreats to his hiding spot just as Ourumov's men fire. Ourumov stops and warns them any further gunfire will kill them since the place is filled with gas tanks, just as he calls out to Bond again. Thinking fast, Bond quickly takes cover behind a cart of chemical canisters and moves towards a cargo conveyor belt that leads outside. A nervous guard is killed by Ourumov when he shoots at Bond from the tension.

Activating the conveyor belt, Bond is able to escape on it and shoots open the locks holding hundreds of other canisters which collapse on Ourumov's men. Outside the facility, a plane is taking off and Bond attempts to hitch a ride to safety. Ourumov sends troops out, together with motorcycling scouts. Bond manages to chase after the plane, but in a wrestle for control of the plane pulls himself and the pilot out. Knocking the pilot into the path of a motorcycle scout resulting them both killed in the collision, Bond uses the motorcycle to chase after the unmanned plane, heading to the cliff edge.

Ourumov halts his men realising Bond seems to be after an apparent suicide. With the plane and him falling off the edge, Bond dives for the cockpit. He successfully regains control of the plane and flies off as the chemical compound explodes.

The story continues in 1995, nine years after the Arkangel incident. Bond is driving in the mountains near Monaco with a female psychiatrist from MI6 in his signature Aston Martin DB5 . She is assigned to evaluate his mental state, but nervously notices he is driving very fast. Bond drives down a mountain road and becomes involved in a dangerous race with a beautiful woman in a Ferrari F355 GTS . The two drivers silently agree to a race, resulting in a near collision with an oncoming tractor and a bike entourage all falling down. After a while, the psychiatrist, citing Bond's reckless nature, demands that he halt the 'game'. Bond does so by pulling the handbrake, then comforts her. He reveals there is some expensive wine in the car's storage, then kisses the psychiatrist, seducing her.

Xenia Monte Carlo

Xenia Onatopp in casino of Montecarlo

Bond heads over to a casino, where he notices the woman in the Ferrari is there as well from the presence of her parked car. He notes it is a stolen model then heads over to where she is, playing and winning a game of Chemin de Fer against the woman. Finally losing after a winning streak, she gets enraged and storms off. Bond follows her and introduces himself, she likewise does the same revealing herself as Xenia Onatopp . Bond identifies her accent as Georgian then tries to warn her of driving a stolen car, but she tells him she knows a man in motoring business. She then proceeds to retire for the night with a Canadian Naval Admiral .

After she leaves, Bond remotely observes her from afar, noting she and the admiral are staying at a yacht where he photographs her and the yacht's launch-boat model. Bond learns, with the help of Miss Moneypenny on his car's radio transmitter that she belongs to crime syndicate " Janus " which operates out of St. Petersburg and M authorises him to follow her without any physical contact. That night, Onatopp murders the admiral during sex via suffocating him by crushing his chest between her thighs. Just as she does so, a mysterious hand steals the admiral's identity card.

The next morning, Bond proceeds to investigate the admiral's yacht, finding him dead in the closet. He then rushes to a frigate which is holding a military demonstration of the Eurocopter , a helicopter capable of withstanding electromagnetic shocks. It is being taken by Onatopp and a mysterious figure, who, moments before, killed both pilots and assumed their identities. Arriving too late, Bond is restrained when he tries to stop the theft and watches helplessly as Xenia and her accomplice fly away.

Severnaya [ ]

In Siberia , at Severnaya , at a Russian satellite underground , Natalya Simonova does her usual rounds of programming just as her co-worker, Boris Grishenko reveals his hacking plans and succeeds in hacking the FBI then self-proclaiming he is a genius. Natalya heads for some coffee as Boris heads outside for a cigarette.

Xenia murderer

Massacre of the Severnaya workers.

However, his smoking break is disrupted by the landing of the Eurocopter, housing General Ourumov and Onatopp as they land. Heading over to the facility for a surprise inspection, within the facility lies the new satellite weapons system called GoldenEye . Ourumov tells the facility commander he wants an unscheduled test of the weapon, ordering retrieval of the activation disk and keys. After acquiring them however, Onatopp opens fire on all personnel at the facility and as she kills, she shows signs of an arousal.

Onatopp and Ourumov then activate the GoldenEye satellite, which contains a nuclear warhead capable of delivering an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). They test the weapon, targeting Severnaya. Unknown however to Onatopp and Ourumov, Natalya wasn't in the room when the others were murdered. Natalya inadvertently blows her cover, signalling Onatopp to check. Just then, a barely alive technician activates an SOS alarm which Onatopp shoots in response. Calculating that the military will be too late to respond, Ourumov still suggests they leave at once. Onatopp heads for the pantry where Natalya was then finds a broken coffee cup and spots the air vent loose. She fires at it thinking she killed someone.

Ourumov and Onatopp escape in the Eurocopter, just as Natalya crawls out of the cupboard under the counter where she hid from Onatopp in the pantry. Three Russian fighters are dispatched to the scene, called by the SOS.

Natalya surveys the dead, before realising the GoldenEye sets off its EMP blast (noting the main screen's countdown). The facility has all its electronics exploding just as Natalya daftly runs for cover. The fighters are also affected by the blast, two self-detruct as their electronics fail. The last one crashes directly into the facility's foundations, causing the radar dish above to collapse. Natalya is nearly killed from all the explosions but survives.

She tries to escape from the facility but all the electronics are dead, trapping her. The weight of the radar dish, however, plunges down from above, giving Natalya a way out of the facility. She climbs out of the underground facility with the help of the girders and finds huskies, relieved.

At MI6 headquarters, in an observation room, Bond talks with Bill Tanner , SIS CHIEF of Staff, who tells him they found the missing Eurocopter at Severnaya by satellite imagery. M enters, just as Tanner finishes briefing Bond. All three witness the total disruption of images and electronics in the region resulting from the GoldenEye EMP blast, but are shocked by the sudden blackout of imagery. As their systems are rebooted and Bill informing them it indeed was an EMP blast. On a screen, Bond spots a survivor crawling away. Bond tells M that the survivor could know more, revealed to be Natalya.

In M's office, Bond is further briefed about the GoldenEye, which leads to data on Ourumov who has been promoted to General and views himself as the next Iron Man of Russia. Following a brief and tense conversation where M senses Bond doesn't trust her judgement, she tells him he is a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur" and a "relic of the Cold War". She however orders him to go St. Petersburg to investigate the connections between the GoldenEye weapons system (possibly finding Natalya), Ourumov and the mysterious Russian crime syndicate Janus. She also warns him to complete his mission and not to focus on revenge on Ourumov for 006's murder.

Bond drops by Q 's lab and is given a Laser Wristwatch , a belt loaded with a cable that can support his weight and a ballpoint pen which doubles as a grenade when clicked three times. Bond is also shown his new car, a BMW Z3 which Q reminds Bond he is "not to break the traffic law" with it despite it being fully loaded with the essentials.

St. Petersburg [ ]


Bond and Jack Wade meet.

Ourumov meets with Russia's defence council, headed by Defense Minister Mishkin , in a hearing about Severnaya's destruction. Ourumov reports that he investigated the matter and deduces the attack being done by Siberian separatists and he then gives his resignation. Mishkin however, tells him of his findings of two survivors from the attack at Severnaya. Ourumov states he knows about only one survivor, Boris. However, Ourumov didn't realize that Natalya had survived the blast and Mishkin updates him on it. Ourumov states he will look into the matter himself.

Natalya manages to make it to St. Petersburg, knowing she is being wanted by the authorities. She makes her way to a computer seller, borrowing one computer to contact Boris online. Boris tells her she's not safe and informs her to meet him at a chapel. There, she is instead promptly captured by Boris and Onatopp.

Bond arrives at St. Petersburg airport and proceeds to meet his CIA contact, Jack Wade . Wade tells him that nobody knows about Janus except a former KGB agent Zukovsky who is one of Janus' business rivals. Wade agrees to take Bond to the hideout of Zukovsky, whom Bond previously wounded and stole his girlfriend.

After a tense introduction, Bond is taken by Zukovsky's men where Zukovsky forces an interrogation. He is still quite bitter about his wounded leg though and shots the sofa Bond is sitting on. He nearly ends Bond but ultimately agrees to give aid when offered a bribe and explosives. Sharing a drink in his office, Zukovsky also informs Bond some history about Janus' leader; a child of Lienz Cossack parents whose tribe had worked with the Nazis during The Second World War and were given refuge by the British government. However, they were betrayed by the British and remanded back to USSR where they were all executed under orders from Stalin . Bond wants Zukovsky to set him up with a meeting of Janus, to which Zukovsky agrees, now satisfied him and Bond are even.

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Trevelyan reveals himself to Bond.

At his hotel's pool and steam room, Bond meets Onatopp again, who tries to kill Bond with her legs. Bond refuses to be seduced or injured and after a struggle, points his his handgun on her and orders her to take him to Janus. Onatopp drives Bond to a graveyard of old Russian political figures, telling he will find Janus there. Bond knocks Onatopp unconscious and walks out to find Janus.

As Bond searches the graveyard, a figure appears and greets him. The figure reveals himself as Bond's old friend Alec Trevelyan, alive and well, with his right side of the face scarred because Bond had set the timer to three minutes instead of six. He took the name "Janus" as a reference to the two-faced Roman god. Trevelyan explains how his parents escaped Stalin's execution of their people and fled to England but later killed themselves because of the shame of surviving. Closing their conversation, Bond attempts to shoot Alec but gets shot in the neck with a tranquiliser dart.

Awakened by Natalya screaming in the backseat, Bond finds himself the pilot's seat of the Eurocopter which has been programmed to fire its rockets at itself. Unable to stop the firing sequence, Bond manages to strike the cockpit ejection button at the last second with his head and the two are ejected in a capsule. They are however, immediately arrested by the Russian army and are taken to a holding center in St. Petersburg.


Bond protecting Natalya at the St. Petersburg archives.

While in a cell, Bond tells Natalya that he is aware of her role in Severnaya, pointing out that her watch is stopped by the EMP blast. Initially denying, she proceeds to tell him she knows little else besides Ourumov's theft of the GoldenEye control disk and that Boris is working with the General. Minister Mishkin then enters and threatens Bond with execution for terrorism. Bond retorts him, saying it is an act of treason from within. Natalya quiets them both and tells Mishkin that Ourumov stole GoldenEye.

Ourumov suddenly bursts into the room and protests that Mishkin is interfering with Ourumov's investigation. Mishkin shuts down Ourumov but Ourumov seizes Bond's Walther PPK and kills both a guard and Mishkin, hoping to frame Bond for the murders while trying to escape. Bond is able to knock Ourumov unconscious, shoot many guards before he and Natalya escape into the archives. After she is captured by Ourumov, Bond manages to escape outside and spots many old tanks.

Seeing Ourumov escape with Natalya in a car, Bond steals a Russian tank and chases after them, destroying most of St. Petersburg. He finally tracks them to a train yard where Ourumov and Natalya board a large, black Russian missile train that serves as Alec's base of operations. Alec taunts and tries to seduce Natalya but she resists, before he is called away by an alert. It turns out that Bond drove the tank out of a tunnel in front of the train's path, hoping to derail it, with Alec ordering the train to continue at full speed. Just as it nears the tank, Bond opens fire with the tank's turret but the train still rushes towards the tank despite the brakes being activated.


Stand-off on the train

With the train crashing into a halt and knocking everyone down, Bond manages to hold Alec and Onatopp at gunpoint. Alec radios Ourumov to bring Natalya, knowing Bond cannot ignore the presence of a helpless lady. Bond tells Ourumov of Alec's Cossack heritage, warning of potential betrayal which Alec denies. Bond ultimately chose to save Natalya with an abandoned Ouromov shot as Alec escapes with Onatopp. Alec locks the train, trapping Bond and Natalya inside and tells Bond that he has planted explosives on the train with timers set for the same six minutes Bond gave him years before before escaping in a helicopter.

Knowing they only have three minutes to survive, Bond cuts through the floor with his watch's laser while Natalya finds Boris backing up his computer data. With aid from Bond on Boris' riddle password, Natalya manages to track Boris' location somewhere near Havana, Cuba . Realising he has been hacked, Boris frantically removes the physical hard drives from the system, cutting off the transmission. Bond and Natalya manage to escape the train just before it explodes. After sitting on the tracks and planning their next move, Bond and Natalya kiss.

Bond and Natalya travel to Cuba and meet Jack Wade who provides his SIS colleague with gadgets from Q. Wade also informs his friend the Americans could not find any satellite dish though Natalya is certain there is one. Bond exchanges his car for Wade's plane and later, Natalya is angered on the fact of Bond's cold nature. Bond informs her that he must kill his old friend in order to stop him. They reconcile and spend a romantic night together.

Xenia - a good squeeze

Xenia ironically ends by enjoying a good "squeeze".

The next morning the pair fly over the island and find a lake. As they think it is nothing of interest, a surface-to-air missile is fired out of the lake damaging their plane. At the crash site, Bond is awakened to a helicopter flying overhead and Onatopp rappels down from and attacks Bond. She starts to squeeze Bond with her legs, intending to kill him for good but Bond is able to reconnect her harness cord, snatch her shouldered rifle and shoot the chopper down. That caused the chopper to lose control and yanks Onatopp fast against two tree branches, killing her as the chopper crashes.

Bond and Natalya soon discover that the lake actually hides the giant satellite dish . In an underground control center, Alec and Boris activate the second satellite, and the target assigned is London. Alec's plan is to destroy every computer system of the country causing nation-wide chaos. The blast will also erase all electronic records, but not before Alec has Boris break into the Bank of London and steal all of its cash reserves.

Bond and Natalya split up; Bond setting remote charges while Natalya goes to deal with the satellite remotely. Natalya finds a computer terminal, hoping to reprogram the GoldenEye satellite with new codes. Buying time for Natalya, Bond deliberately gets captured after causing a leak in a fuel tank which the charges are attached to and armed. Bond is brought to a taunting Alec who takes his watch and easily disarms the charges planted.

Natalya is soon also captured and brought to Alec, where she assaults a grateful Boris. He mistakenly picks up Bond's grenade pen in the scuffle, nervously clicking it as he shortly receives a signal that the satellite is changing course, now headed down to crash into earth. Discovering Natalya's doing, Boris attempts to break her codes while nervously clicking the grenade pen. Bond focuses on the number of times Boris clicks and just as Boris screams at Natalya in frustration, Bond knocks the activated pen to a pool of leaked fuel from before. Despite the charges being disarmed the pen's grenade triggers a combined explosion, disabling much of the facility. Using the moment of chaos, Bond and Natalya sneak away to a nearby lift.

Bond vs Trevelyan

Although Natalya has changed the codes, she determines Boris may still break them, so they have to destroy the antenna to be certain. Bond hands Natalya a gun from a guard then tells Natalya to remain covert as he heads for the satellite antenna. Alec orders Boris to continue working on the codes to the satellite, calling a guard to keep him in line at gunpoint. He chases after Bond and a furious fight occurs on the antenna's beam steering mechanism. During the shoot-out, Boris manages to crack Natalia's code and tries to realign the antenna. Bond notices the satellite's reactivation and physically jams the gears of the beam steering mechanism, rendering it disabled. This confuses Boris who cannot complete the antenna's reprogramming, setting it still on course to crashing into the earth.

The fight between Bond and Trevelyan eventually leads to the carriage house of the antenna's line feed. Trevelyan seems to temporarily have the upper hand, holding Bond at gunpoint, when Bond kicks open and slips down the maintenance hatch ladder. Trevelyan realises he has gone too far to quit and calls in a helicopter to pick him up.

Trevelyan chases Bond down to the line feed, and has Bond in a stranglehold when the helicopter appears. However he ends up distracted when Natalya who snuck aboard the helicopter, holds the pilot at gunpoint, allowing Bond to headbutt Trevelyan and kick him off the platform. Regardless, Bond catches his old partner's leg, telling him in a dark manner, that he is not killing Trevelyan "for England" but for himself.

Bond drops Trevelyan and as the latter hits the bottom of the dish, the second GoldenEye destructs in the atmosphere. Bond jumps and manages to hold onto the landing skid of the helicopter as it flies away. The disabled antenna's beam steering mechanism soon explodes, causing it to fall and collapse line feed first upon a screaming Trevelyan, crushing him dead. Then, the debris of the antenna perforates the base and decimates the main control center. Although it seems Boris survived the destruction and upon declaring himself invincible, the coolant tanks subsequently rupture. The liquid nitrogen within engulfs Boris, freezing him to death.

Bond and Natalya going to Guantanamo

Bond and Natalya picked up by the Marines after Trevelyan's plan is foiled.

The helicopter pilot drops Bond and Natalya on a grassy field and leaves. The pair romantically make out for a moment before being rudely interrupted by Wade. He reveals a company of US Marines camouflaged in the vicinity has noticed them and offer to take them to safety.

Cast and Characters [ ]

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan)

  • Directed by: Martin Campbell
  • Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli (Consulting Producer), Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
  • Written by: Jeffrey Caine , Bruce Feirstein
  • Story: Michael France
  • Cinematography by: Phil Meheux
  • Composed by: Éric Serra
  • Production design by Peter Lamont

Production [ ]

Before mgm/pathe legal troubles [ ].

Bond 17 promotional material, 1990 Cannes Film Festival

Bond 17 promotional material on The Carlton Hotel, during the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

Dalton's second Bond outing, " Licence to Kill " (1989) is met poorly at the box office, especially in the USA due to a lackluster marketing campaign and having to face stiff competition from other, more greatly anticipated movies during the 1989 summer season.

Pre-production work for the third James Bond film starring Dalton, fulfilling his three-film contract, began in May 1990. A poster for the then-upcoming movie was even featured on the Carlton Hotel during the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. In August, The Sunday Times reported that producer Albert R. Broccoli had parted company with writer Richard Maibaum , who had worked on the scripts of all but three Bond films so far, and director John Glen , responsible for the previous five installments of the series. Broccoli listed among the possible directors John Landis, Ted Kotcheff, and John Byrum.

Several plot details on the original drafts have been revealed about Bond 17's plot before the subsequent re-writes that would culminate with GoldenEye . The first plotline was devised by Michael G. Wilson and Alfonse Ruggiero, which sees James Bond confronting a Hong Kong-based technology entrepreneur Sir Henry Lee Ching, who is using his micro-components to take control of vital mechanical devices around the world. The story's main Bond girl was Connie Webb, thrill-seeking freelance industrial saboteur who was hired by Sir Henry to gain control of Chinese nuclear plant electronics. This first treatment was submitted in May 1990, followed by a revised script dated July 1990. [1] [2]

Subsequently, screenwriters William Osborne and William Davies were hired to make a new script, based on the prior outline by Wilson and Ruggerio. They submitted a script dated January 1991 with a palpably self-parodying tone. The main villain was changed from mixed Chinese-Caucasian Lee Ching to fully Caucasian Sir Henry Ferguson, whose plan now was to aid a Chinese strongman to overthrow Chinese Government with a help of a stolen stealth fighter named "Scimitar".

Circa February 1991, the production was halted when Danjaq Holding Company sued MGM (then MGM-Pathé Communications ) for violating Bond distribution agreements the company made with United Artists in 1962, while denying Danjaq a share of the profits.

After the MGM lawsuit/Giancarlo Paretti affair [ ]

The Bond rights lawsuits were settled in December 1992. With Giancarlo Paretti ousted, the MGM executives took a more "Bond-friendly" view. However, the delay caused by the lawsuits would lead to Dalton's contract with Danjaq to expire before Eon Productions able to begin production of the next Bond film proper.

In May 1993, Variety reports that Michael France has been hired to pen the new Bond adventure, Richard Smith is also brought on to plot "future" Bond stories (notably the unmade Reunion With Death ).

Despite Dalton's contract having expired in 1993, the producers still wanted him to star in the next Bond and bring him aboard the film. However, in order to do so, the producers emphasized that Dalton would need to make a couple additional Bond films beyond just GoldenEye. Dalton ultimately declines and officially resigns from the role on April 12th, 1994. [3]

The first story draft by Michael France was completed circa January 1994, although there are sources that claim it was submitted in August 1993. In it, James Bond goes to post-Cold War Russia and confronts Augustus Trevelyan , his former MI6 superior who defected to Soviet Union while sacrificing the other 00 agents' lives to do so. Augustus' villain scheme is roughly the same as in the completed story, except with different motives and other minute differences. [4] France further revised the story in a draft dated March 1994, where Augustus, now with codename 001, fakes his death at Kremlin wall to defect to Soviet Union, with unaware Bond still blaming himself for the death of his mentor at present. [5] The producers found Michael France's basic outline and ideas to be sound, but also deemed the completed screenplay to be too chaotic. There is also a claim that the script was too similar with then recently released Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, " True Lies ", necessitating rewrites. Subsequently, new screenwriters would be sourced to rework France's script.

After Dalton's resignation, producers chose Pierce Brosnan as the fifth official James Bond actor, with official announcement declared at a press conference at the Regent Palace Hotel on June 8, 1994.

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First two pages of the July 1994 script by Jeffrey Caine.

After Brosnan was announced as the new Bond, screenwriter Jeffrey Caine would submit his script adaptation on July 6th 1994 - based on the original Michael France screenplay. In it, the villain was reworked into Alexander Trevelyan, codename 004, who is described as MI6's top agent and "some years senior" to Bond. There would be additional script doctoring by Kevin Wade and Bruce Feirstein. Another script was submitted dated August 12/September 12 1994, without a credited writer, just being "based on screenplay by Michael France and Jeffrey Cane." It was further followed by scripts dated November 28th and December 9th - with Bruce Feirstein credited as the writer - which bear close similarity with the finished product. [6] [7]

In the film, the writing credit was shared by Caine and Feirstein, while France was credited with only the story, an arrangement he felt was unfair, particularly as he believed the additions made were not an improvement on his original version. Wade did not receive an official credit, but was acknowledged in the naming of Jack Wade, the CIA character he created.

Film Title [ ]

While GoldenEye is technically the third original James Bond movie that doesn't contain any reference to an Ian Fleming novel or short story, the title comes from Fleming's Jamaican estate he dubbed "Goldeneye" where he wrote all the Bond novels. The estate could have been named "Goldeneye" for a number of reasons. The first is that the estate is located in Oracabessa, which is Spanish for 'golden head'. Fleming is also reported to have read Carson McCullers' novel Reflections In A Golden Eye around the time he had his house built in Jamaica. More notably, Fleming was in charge of the defence of Gibraltar during the Second World War ; the operation dubbed by Fleming, Operation Goldeneye. Despite persistent, but unfounded, rumours that the ill-fated Bond 17 would have been titled "Property of a Lady", writer Alfonse Ruggiero recounted that Michael G. Wilson first raised "GoldenEye" as a possibility for their 1990 outline. [8]

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  • BMW Z3 — A convertible, it comes fully loaded with all the usual Q refinements including a self-destruct system and stinger missiles located behind the headlights. In the movie, Bond uses none of the car's gadgets (except for the covert receipt -like printer disguised as a mobile CD player). He ends up trading it for Jack Wade's plane in the Caribbean region.
  • Grappling Belt — Q gives Bond a size-34 belt containing a 75-foot rappelling cord and a piton-shooting buckle. When fired, it shoots a grapple attached to high-tensile-strength wire designed to support Bond's weight.
  • Aston Martin DB5 — Registration BMT214A. Note this is not the same car as seen in Goldfinger and Thunderball (that car was registered BMT216A). This appears to be Bond's personal car and re-appears in the next film Tomorrow Never Dies (its appearance at Castle Thane in The World Is Not Enough did not make it into the final film). The car is equipped with a refrigerator in the centre armrest to hold champagne and two glasses, and also a communications system including fax and voice commands.

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  • Omega Watch — This watch, standard issue of MI6, has a built-in laser that can cut through steel and iron, and can also remotely detonate mines.
  • Grapple and Laser Gun — In the intro sequence Bond bungee jumped off of a dam. To ensure he doesn't bounce back up he uses this gun to latch on to the complex below using its grapple function. Once down, Bond uses the laser built inside the gun to infiltrate the venting system that leads into the bathroom.
  • T-55 — Bond steals it from a Russian military building.

Firearms of GoldenEye [ ]

  • Walther PPK — James Bond's standard-issue pistol. Shown in the poster below with silencer. Chambered for the 7.65mm x 17 Browning (or .32 ACP) cartridge.
  • Makarov PM pistol — Standard-issue pistol of the Soviet/Russian armed forces. The pistol was prominently used by General Arkady Grigorovich Ourumov in a number of scenes in the movie. Natalya Simonova was seen using a Makarov PM when she commandeered one of the Janus helicopter gunships to rescue Bond from the satellite dish's antenna before it exploded. Chambered for the 9mm x 18 Makarov cartridge.
  • Browning BDM pistol — Alec Trevelyan 's pistol of choice. At the beginning during the facility infiltration, he is seen with a Browning BDA (FN HP-DA), but the ending battle scene at the antenna cradle is seen with a Browning BDM. Both guns are a evolution of the ubiquitous Browning Hi-Power pistol, with BDA released in 1983 and BDM in 1991. Both pistols are chambered for the 9mm x 19 Parabellum cartridge.
  • Kalashnikov AK-74 automatic rifle — Standard-issue assault rifle of the Soviet/Russian armed forces and has been in Soviet/Russian military service since 1974/1975. Chambered for the 5.45mm x 39 Soviet M74 cartridge.
  • Kalashnikov AKSU-74 carbine— Standard-issue carbine of the Soviet/Russian vehicle crews and certain internal security forces. The AKSU-74 is the carbine version of the AK-74 for issue to vehicle crews and people operating in confined spaces, it uses the same ammunition as the AK-74. The AKSU-74 (or AKS-74u) was prominently used by James Bond at the Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility in 1986 and in St. Petersburg in 1995 when he and Natalya were escaping from the Russian military base. The AKSU-74 was also used by Xenia Onatopp when she used the weapon to kill the personnel at the Severnaya satellite control centre after General Ourumov got control of the two GoldenEye satellites. Bond can be seen wielding it on Trevelyan's Train. Also chambered for the 5.45mm x 39 Soviet M74 cartridge.

In the movie GoldenEye , a number of the AK-74 rifles that were used were not real AK-74s but non-Russian made Kalashnikov rifles that were made to look like the AK-74 rifle. The folding-stock variant AK-74 rifles that were seen in GoldenEye were Chinese-made Norinco Type 56/AKM rifles that were fitted with AK-74-style muzzle brakes and Russian-make red bakelite plastic magazines that were made for the AKM rifle in the 1970s. The rifles that were fitted with fixed buttstocks were real, Russian-made AK-74 rifles.

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Video games [ ].

GoldenEye was adapted into a highly regarded video game for the Nintendo 64 by Rareware . At the time of its release, it was considered a flagship game for the new N64 console, and was considered revolutionary in its use of the first-person shooter format which led to many imitators; it is still widely regarded as one of the best games of all time.

In the Autumn of 2004 , Electronic Arts released GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for Xbox , PlayStation 2 , GameCube and later the Nintendo DS . This is the first game based on the 007 franchise in which the player does not take on the role of James Bond himself; rather they control an aspiring 00-agent (named GoldenEye ) who is recruited by Auric Goldfinger , the villain in the movie and book Goldfinger . The game has little to do with either the film GoldenEye or the N64 game, and was released to mediocre reviews and was criticized for using the "GoldenEye" name in an attempt to sell the game by riding on the success of Rare's game.

In 2010, Activision and Eurocom produced a re-imagining of the N64 Goldeneye game, albeit with major changes to the plot and graphics (Rare had been acquired by Microsoft). Some changes include the likeness of Daniel Craig as Bond instead of Pierce Brosnan, the removal of Boris, and different level layouts. Originally a Wii/DS exclusive, it was later released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 as Goldeneye: Reloaded . It was moderately well-received, though not to the extent of the original game.

  • While this is the first appearance of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond , he was actually picked to replace Roger Moore in the film The Living Daylights , but due to his contract with the television show, Remington Steele he had to drop out of the film and the role was given to Timothy Dalton . Indeed, the pre-titles Arkhangelsk sequence takes place in 1986, when Brosnan was orginally meant to begin his Bond tenure.
  • GoldenEye was the first James Bond film to have filmed on location inside the former Soviet Union, a country which had banned all sixteen previous movies.
  • Earlier on the year of GoldenEye 's release, Alan Cumming (who portrayed Janus ' computer whiz Boris Grishenko ) and Minnie Driver (who portrayed Zukovsky 's mistress Irina ) had shared several scenes together in the film adaptation of Maeve Binchy's romantic/friendship novel Circle of Friends . In GoldenEye , however, they never appeared together onscreen. Driver also had no spoken lines in GoldenEye except singing the lyrics of "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette.
  • For a time it was rumoured that Brosnan's contract specifically stated that he was not allowed to wear a full tuxedo in other films and that Brosnan had apparently worked around this in the film The Thomas Crown Affair by leaving his tie untied during a black-tie ball, thus not wearing a full tuxedo. This rumour turned out to be false.
  • Minnie Driver (Irina) and Izabella Scorupco ( Natalya Simonova ) had appeared alongside American actor Chris O'Donnell in different movies. Driver in Circle of Friends and Scorupco in Vertical Limit . Alan Cumming (Boris Grishenko) also appeared in Circle of Friends , but never had scenes together with O'Donnell in the movie. Pierce Brosnan attended the premiere of Vertical Limit and posed with O'Donnell and the latter's Vertical Limit co-star Bill Paxton for a photograph during the event.
  • GoldenEye features the highest bungee jump from a structure in a movie, performed by British stuntman Wayne Michaels. The drop was more than 722 ft.
  • Reportedly, the script had to be rewritten as it was found to be too similar to a plotline in the James Cameron film True Lies .
  • Joe Don Baker returned as CIA agent Jack Wade in the sequel Tomorrow Never Dies : his previous appearance in the Bond films was as the villain Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights . Baker had played a similar character, also a CIA agent, for GoldenEye director Martin Campbell in the 1985 BBC television drama Edge of Darkness . Baker became the second actor to portray both Bond's main adversary and Bond's ally (after Charles Gray who portrayed a murdered MI6 contact in Tokyo in You Only Live Twice and would later play Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever ), and the first one to play the ally character twice after previously played a different main villain character.
  • Maurice Binder , the title sequence designer for most of the James Bond films since Dr. No , died in 1991. The job of title designer for GoldenEye as well as several future James Bond films was then passed to Daniel Kleinman .
  • "Cubby" Broccoli died shortly after the film was released. He had been too ill but could visit the Pinewood studios by being a consulting Producer. The next Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies , was dedicated to his memory.
  • This is the first James Bond film where the MI6 Headquarters scenes are being filmed and set in its actual building .
  • One of the tanks used in the filming of the St. Petersburg chase sequence was later used in the Beyond A Joke episode of Red Dwarf .
  • During the tank sequence, the tank can be seen running over a Russian vehicle, clearly crushing the driver (presumably a mannequin). This depiction of "collateral damage" may have been unintentional as it is followed by a quick shot of the driver getting out of the car.
  • The uniform of the Canadian Admiral was incorrect. The admiral was shown with two bars and an executive curl on the cuffs of his tunic. As this was filmed in 1995, the admiral's uniform should have one solid bar on the cuffs, and three maple leaves on the shoulders, and without the wings on the sleeve. The Canadian Navy would have these restored in 2010.
  • Boris the programmer's global tracking software features the outline of a united Czechoslovakia on its map, even though the country had (peacefully) split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in 1993, two years before that part of the film takes place.
  • Xenia Onatopp is shown to kill men by squeezing their chests with her thighs. In the previous Bond film The Living Daylights , Q reviews a range of Soviet KGB female assassins, one of which, Ula Yarkhov , kills using her thighs.
  • GoldenEye has the distinction of being the first - and currently, the only - EON-produced James Bond film to include a semi-explicit sex scene, specifically the scene in which Xenia kills the Canadian Naval Admiral while making love to him. Despite this, the film was still released with a PG-13 rating.
  • In a scene set at Q lab, Bond and Q test an exploding pen which successfully works, prompting Bond to quip, "the writing's on the wall?". The phrase would later became the title of the main theme to Spectre , starring Daniel Craig as Bond .
  • This was the only Brosnan Bond film not to be released in the same year as a Austin Powers movie, the movie series that parodied James Bond .

Posters [ ]

Goldeneye movie poster

External links [ ]


  • GoldenEye (1995) at IMDb
  • MGM's official GoldenEye website
  • Movie Tour - Maps and directions to GoldenEye Filming Locations

References [ ]

  • ↑ The May 1990 draft by Alfonse Ruggiero and Michael Wilson - analysis by Clement Feutry (in French)
  • ↑ The July 1990 draft by Alfonse Ruggiero and Michael Wilson - analysis by Clement Feutry (in French)
  • ↑ Meslow, Scott (12 May 2014). Timothy Dalton opens up about Penny Dreadful, leaving James Bond, and the demon in all of us . The Week .
  • ↑ * GoldenEye, January 1994 draft analysis by Clement Feutry (In French)
  • ↑ GoldenEye, March 1994 draft analysis by Clement Feutry (In French)
  • ↑ A collection of scripts, storyboards, production paperwork and a crew jacket from the production of Martin Campbell's Bond movie GoldenEye. This lot comes from the personal collection of renowned production manager Philip Kohler. The set comprises a script dated "6 July, 1994"; a revised script dated "12 September 1994"; a green binder containing printed storyboards; a black binder containing mixed paperwork; several additional sets of printed storyboards; 17 call sheets; nine "Season's Greetings" cards; assorted paperwork; and a black crew jacket (size XL). The jacket features a faux fur collar, and "Goldeneye, Phil Kohler, 007" is embroidered in gold-coloured thread on the right breast. There are minor signs of wear from production use, including creasing, corrosion marks and loose threads. Dimensions (largest binder): 34.5 cm x 28 cm x 7 cm (13½" x 11" x 2¾") Retrieved July 21, 2023
  • ↑ A model miniature Cessna 172P Skyhawk plane with a revised script and storyboards from Martin Campbell's Bond movie GoldenEye. James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) flew this aircraft with Natalya (Izabella Scorupco) as they searched for the Janus satellite dish. Constructed by miniature effects supervisor Derek Meddings and his team, by modifying an off-the-shelf toy, the detailed plastic plane has "N96816" on both sides of the fuselage. A revised script dated "28 November 1994" in a red folder, and two folders containing 264 storyboards are included. The plane comes in a custom-made display and exhibits glue remnants where weights were fixed to stabilise it, and there is staining on the pages in one of the storyboard folders. Dimensions (plane): 11 cm x 15 cm x 19 cm (4¼" x 6" x 7½"); (each folder): 31.5 cm x 25.5 cm x 4 cm (12½" x 10" x 1½") Retrieved July 21, 2023
  • ↑ Edlitz, Mark (13th September 2020). "Timothy Dalton’s Unmade Third Bond Film - Alfonse Ruggiero", The Lost Adventures of James Bond (in En-UK). Bowker. ISBN 9781234567890 .  
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Focus Of The Week: GoldenEye Tank Chase

A look at the iconic action sequence.

Posted September 25, 2017 by AI

On January 16 th  1995, the GoldenEye second unit, led by director Ian Sharp, travelled to St. Petersburg to begin shooting the tank chase set-piece.

The sequence sees Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in a tank careening through the streets of St. Petersburg in pursuit of Colonel Ourumov (Gottfried John), who has Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) held captive.

The production bought three Russian tanks — two T-54s and one T-55 — at a cost of £9,000 to £11,000 each for the stunt. “We nicknamed the tank ‘Metal Mickey’ remembers second unit camera operator Harvey Harrison. “At 42 tons it didn’t stop for anyone.”

The St. Petersburg city authorities had concerns about damage to streets and historic buildings so the filmmakers undertook an engineering analysis to see if the sequence could be completed safely. Using the utmost care, the crew staged stunts and explosions in the heart of the city.

This sequence was augmented with shots staged on a two-block stretch of a St. Petersburg street and recreated by Production Designer Peter Lamont at Leavesden Studios in just over six weeks. Perhaps the most complicated stunt in the whole sequence involved Bond driving the tank into a lorry carrying Perrier cans and then into a statue of Tsar Nicholas on a winged stallion that gets scooped up on top of the tank. In the first instance, two crew members spent a week emptying around 90,000 cans of Perrier for the stunt sequence to prevent a fizzy explosion on impact. Then to affix the statue to the tank, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould attached a loop beneath the statue in the hope that it might catch.

“We came up with other complex and complicated methods, but I thought: ‘This one is worth a go,“ recalled Corbould. “We drove the tank at it and the statue stuck on the first tank.”

Stunt man Gary Powell drove the tank, often reaching speeds of 35 mph. Each shot was captured with a minimum of four cameras (and on one occasion six cameras) because the spectacular action was often unrepeatable.

“The tank is like Frank Sinatra,” quipped director Ian Sharp. “He only does one take.”

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The Manticore yacht seen in the 1995 movie GoldenEye  is the Northern Cross, a 43m (141ft) luxury yacht built in Sweden in 1991.

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    The Manticore yacht seen in the 1995 movie GoldenEye is the Northern Cross, a 43m (141ft) ... GoldenEye was a space based weapons system. A key plot device in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, the system included an elaborate three part safeguard designed to protect the weapon from unauthorized use. The safeguards included two keys and a ...

  23. A Complete List of All James Bond 007 Watches

    Welcome to the complete list of James Bond Watches. From Sean Connery's Rolex Submariner to Daniel Craig's OMEGA Planet Ocean or Seamaster (aka the "Casino Royale" watches), the James Bond franchise enjoys a rich tradition of putting serious horology up on the big screen. Today, we give that tradition its due, by way of our complete list of all the 007 watches.