|“May I remind you that you're the reason I'm here 007 … you disobeyed a direct order and left that girl alone …”|
The World Is Not Enough sees Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 on a mission to resolve a threatening struggle over the control of oil supplies into the West.
Bond is ordered to act as a bodyguard for Elektra King (Marceau), the daughter of a petroleum tycoon that has been murdered. Elektra is attempting to shut down a scheme by the notorious Renard (Carlyle), an unusual identity who is unable to feel any body pain after being shot in the head.
Agent 007 reluctantly teams up with Dr Christmas Jones (Richards), a nuclear weapons expert. Together they discover the state of affairs is far more threatening than a pipeline being sabotaged.
Pierce Brosnan James Bond
Sophie Marceau Elektra King
Robert Carlyle Renard
Denise Richards Christmas Jones
Robbie Coltrane Valentin Zukovsky
Judi Dench M
Desmond Llewelyn Q
John Cleese R
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Cigar Girl
Samantha Bond Miss Moneypenny
Michael Kitchen Bill Tanner
Colin Salmon Charles Robinson
Goldie The Bull
David Calder Sir Robert King
Serena Scott Thomas Dr Molly Warmflash
‘The World Is Not Enough’ by Garbage
Azerbaijan, Bahamas, England, France, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, Wales.
Elektra: ‘I could have given you the world.’
Bond: ‘The world is not enough.’
Elektra: ‘Foolish sentiment.’
Bond: ‘Family motto.’
The stunningly beautiful daughter of Sir Robert King was originally kidnapped by Renard. When her father was not prepared to pay the hefty ransom she changed her face and sided with Renard. She strongly believed there was no point in living if you can’t feel alive.
Sophie Marceau is Elektra King
James Bond first met Elektra in Azerbaijan when she informed the local people that her new pipeline was to be built around their cultural areas. Along with Renard, Elektra was one of the main villain's Bond faced in The World Is Not Enough.
Working for Renard, Davidov is the head of security for King Industries in Azerbaijan. He arranged a deadly parahawk attack on Elektra and Bond that proved to be unsuccessful. Davidov is eventually killed after 007 discovers who he really is.
Incapable of sensing pain, Renard was gradually becoming more powerful and coming closer to death. A bullet was advancing through his brain and slowly eradicating his senses.
Robert Carlyle is Renard
In The World Is Not Enough, Renard was resolute in staging one last triumph before his life was over. The henchmen who let him down brought about their own deaths rather than face the vengeance of this ruthless villain.
Renard had previous worked for the KGB as an assassin and had now formed his own company with a dedicated team of workers.
Working for Renard undercover, Mr Bullion was acting as the deceitful bodyguard for Zukovsky and stood out with his gold teeth. Bullion was eventually killed by Zukovsky on an assault at the Maiden’s Tower in Istanbul.
When Renard stole a nuclear bomb Dr Jones turned out to be an important partner to Bond. She was a physicist working in Kazakhstan at a nuclear test site and one of the main James Bond girls in The World Is Not Enough.
Denise Richards is Dr Christmas Jones
James Bond visited a casino owned by Zukovsky to determine who had attacked Elektra in the mountains of Azerbaijan. Agent 007 made use of some special glasses from Q Branch that enabled him to see which guests were carrying weapons.
On a visit to a Russian nuclear base in Kazakhstan, Bond encountered Dr Christmas Jones. Together they were incredibly lucky to get out of the base alive.
When Renard created a deadly explosion within the base, Bond was propelled along a passageway where he made a swift escape with Christmas. However, Renard managed to get away with a nuclear bomb.
Lucky escape in Kazakhstan
The owner of a casino in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Russian criminal is Valentin Zukovsky. He saved 007’s life in the ambush at the Maiden’s Tower.
When Bond was about to die in a medieval torture chair, Zukovsky used his exclusive walking stick gun to great effect. Unfortunately he was killed by Elektra.
The Q Boat
The Q Boat was the latest invention from Q Branch and had some remarkable qualities including the ability to dive under water. Bond used the boat to chase an unknown villain, the Cigar Girl, along The Thames.
The boat featured rocket launchers, torpedoes, a machine gun and ejector seat. The speedy craft was only 4.75 metres long and 1.5 metres wide, but could match it with the villain’s powerful speed boat.
The Q Boat on The Thames
Elektra King’s helicopters featured tree trimmers which were put to use in an attack on 007 at a caviar factory in the Caspian Sea.
The trimmers hung from each helicopter and featured ten ultra sharp blades that were meant to be used to trim back trees. Unfortunately, one of these deadly choppers cut Bond’s BMW Z8 car in half.
Bond assisted Elektra in the mountains of Azerbaijan in surveying the proposed route of the oil pipeline. They soon found themselves under attack from several armed parahawks.
These were propeller driven Russian army snowmobiles that were fitted with articulated skis and could fly through the air using a parachute. They were one of the enemy's best gadgets in The World Is Not Enough.
James Bond and Elektra King are pursued by parahawks in Azerbaijan
The Maiden’s Tower
The base for Renard and Elektra’s wicked oil pipeline proposal into the West was the Maiden’s Tower. Known as Kiz Kulesi, it is located within the Bosphorus Strait near the centre of Istanbul.
The Turkish landmark featured in The World Is Not Enough, sits on a tiny island and has an interesting history - in the past it has been used as a traffic control centre, a lighthouse, a prison and a watchtower.
Christmas and Bond were kidnapped and taken here. 007 was put on an antique torture chair which Elektra enjoyed using - it was the perfect device to slowly strangle Bond to death.
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