Tomorrow Never Dies

Synopsis: Media mogul Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) wants his news empire to reach every country on the globe, but the Chinese government will not allow him to broadcast there. Carver doesn't take no for an answer and plans to use his media empire to fuel flames of war between the Western world and China. Thankfully, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is on to the insane news tycoon and travels to China to stop him with the help of Chinese secret agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh).
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
57%
PG-13
Year:
1997
119 min
426 Views

He presses buttons on the canisters: TELESCOPIC SKI POLES. Bond

slaps on the skis, and takes off, through the snow.

EXT. SNOW-COVERED FOREST - BOND SKIS THROUGH THE PINES -

EXT. MOUNTAIN CLIFF -

Bond hurtles over the side, going airborne, landing 100 feet below,

amidst boulders. In perfect Olympic form, he skis out, and down.

EXT. MOUNTAINSIDE -

Bond slaloms down, in and out of trees, to avoid detection. At the

bottom, where the snow thins, he comes to:

A ROCK OUTCROPPING.

Hiding behind the rock, Bond takes off his skis, knapsack. He

unpacks (and unfolds) a HIGH TECH AUTOMATIC RIFLE. Puts on a

HEADSET. He creeps up on the rock, and looks out on:

A SECRET MILITARY BASE/AIR STRIP (BOND'S POV)

50 feet down, 200 yards away: 50 MEN are unloading CARGO from a dozen

MILITARY TRANSPORT TRUCKS; there are TWO NORTH KOREAN MiG-29s on the

ground (one partially obscured by a truck,) plus FLATBEDS carrying

HELICOPTERS and SCUD MISSILES.

Near a QUONSET HUT, a TRUCK-MOUNTED RADAR DISH scans the area, with

INFRARED GATLING GUNS mounted on either side.

BOND - AT THE ROCK OUTCROPPING -

Props his rife on the boulder, and peers through the GUN SIGHT.

THROUGH THE TELESCOPIC SIGHT -

He sees a closer (but still wide) telescopic view of men bargaining

over weapons, and forklifts loading/unloading crates of munitions.

THE SAME SCENE ON A VIDEO WALL - MI-6 SITUATION ROOM, LONDON.

BOND'S VOICE

(over a speaker)

Seven, in position.

TANNER'S VOICE

Roger, Seven.

Watching this display is M, TANNER, and a handful of MILITARY BRASS,

including a RUSSIAN GENERAL, BUKHARIN, and BRITISH ADMIRAL ROEBUCK,

an aging sea-lion with no love for M, or MI-6.

M deals with the humorless Admiral by, well, humoring him:

M:

... What were you saying, Admiral?

Something about this 'not being a job

for a wine-sniffing, skirt-chasing

playboy spy?'

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Bruce Feirstein is an American screenwriter and humorist, best known for his contributions to the James Bond series and his best-selling humor books, including Real Men Don't Eat Quiche and Nice Guys Sleep Alone. more…

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