Tomorrow Never Dies

Trivia: After Teri Hatcher's character has been murdered, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) shoots dead her killer (Vincent Schiavelli). When he does so, the expended bullet cartridge ejects very, very quickly and hits Brosnan squarely on the forehead.

Trivia: Michelle Yeoh did as many of her own stunts as she was allowed to in this movie (that is her climbing around on the front of that bike). This was partly because they couldn't find a stuntwoman as small as she is.

Trivia: Teri Hatcher was three months pregnant when she filmed her scenes. She took the part to fulfill her then-husband's ambition to be married to a Bond girl.

Trivia: In the scene with the helicopter chase, the helicopter was real, not a model.

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Trivia: When Götz Otto (Stamper) was called for casting, he was given twenty seconds to introduce himself. He just said: "I'm big. I'm bad. I am bald and German. These were five seconds" – and got the role.

Trivia: The film's original working title was actually "Tomorrow Never Lies".

Trivia: All the interior shots inside the Type 23 frigates were filmed in the HMS DRYAD ship simulator. Most of the personnel in the background are real Royal Navy officers and ratings. The commands and procedures are pretty accurate, though some had to be altered so the general public could understand the gist of them.

Trivia: Two of the locations used in "Tomorrow Never Dies" were not as exotic as the movie makes them seem. The HQ of the Carver Media Group was in fact the IBM Building at Bedfont, Middlesex (near London Heathrow Airport). And the sequence supposedly set in an underground car park in Hamburg was actually a closed-off section of the multi-storey car park at the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London.

Trivia: In the scene where "Q" (Desmond Llewelyn) delivers Bond's new car, he was originally going to open a box containing a live jaguar, saying " wrong crate". Although the scene was deleted from the final cut, you can still see the crate with the jaguar in the background.

Trivia: The sequence of the Devonshire sinking and several others were shot in the same water tank that was used in Titanic. Both films were released in the United States on the same day.


Trivia: When Bond and Wai Lin first try to get on to the motorbike while handcuffed, director Roger Spottiswoode privately talked to Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh telling them they were driving the bike. The argument over who gets in the driver's seat is real.

Trivia: The bay where Bond and Wai-Lin search for Carver's stealth boat is Khow-Ping-Khan island near Phuket, Thailand, which was previously used for the 1974 Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun."

Trivia: When Elliot Carver discusses his new story, we see Carver's subordinates on a television screen. One of these is the producer Michael G. Wilson.

Factual error: As Bond is preparing for the HALO skydive, he is warned that he has to freefall for 5 miles, and without oxygen, he will be asphyxiated. However, he jumps from a non-pressurized aircraft. Surely, when the back hatch opened, the other people standing around would either also start to suffocate or be sucked out.

More mistakes in Tomorrow Never Dies

Elliot Carver: According to Eastern philosophy, the body has seven different chakra points. The Energy centers, like the heart, or genitals. The purpose of these implements is to probe those organs, inflicting the maximum amount of pain whilst keeping the victim alive for as long as possible.
Mr. Stamper: Dr. Kaufman's record was fifty-two hours. I'm hoping to break it.
James Bond: I would have thought watching your TV shows was torture enough.

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Question: When Bond ejects the guy, strangling him into the underside of the jet flying above, why exactly does the latter jet end up exploding?


Chosen answer: According to the script, the other jet is hit by the two heat-seeking missiles it had previously fired, although that's not very clear in the film and it looks like it explodes when hit by the co-pilot.


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