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 fulfil 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: 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.

Revealing mistake: In the scene with the helicopter chasing them down the street, apart from the fact that the rotors should catch on something and hurl the machine into a wall, when it finally hits the wall at the end, the pilot and crew quite clearly become about 4 crash-test dummies. This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that they are unpainted and all sit in their seats looking straight ahead with their hands in their laps while they are driven into a wall. You'd think they could have at least posed the arms over their faces or SOMETHING!

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Admiral Roebuck: With all due respect, M, sometimes I don't think you have the balls for this job.
M: Perhaps. But the advantage is, I don't have to think with them all the time.

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Question: From the way it is portrayed in the movie, it looks like Bond & Wai Lin just head straight for the stealth boat once they spot it. They come at it from the front. I don't see why they would do that. Even if the surveillance guy wasn't paying attention (there's no way Bond could've known that), shouldn't someone on the bridge be able to see the dingy approaching straight at it? It would've made more sense to me if Bond waited for the ship to pass and then come from behind or the sides.

Answer: It's getting dark by this point - Bond and Wai Lin are dressed in black in a dark coloured boat. Anyone looking out of the window would be looking down towards them - they wouldn't be able to pick them out against the sea.

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