The World is Not Enough

Trivia: In the opening sequence with the speed boat jetting through the boat house and over the road was filmed in Wapping, East London. It took a week to film that one sequence as I saw them doing it. Also, for the matter of continuity, when the boat goes across the road, it goes into some sort of alley with an arch above it; in reality it's actually a Group 4 building on the other side of that road.


Trivia: Apparently there was a line at the end of the intro sequence which was cut from the final release - among the people turning up to rescue Bond is M, who takes one look at him and says "Well, at least the Millennium Dome has some use".

Trivia: This is Desmond Llewelyn's final appearance as Q. He was killed in a road accident shortly after the film's premiere.

Trivia: There's been a heated debate on whether not Sophie Marceau's nipple is visible on camera. As Brosnan turns her over after he says, "Enough ice for one night," You can clearly see her...nipular area, as Chandler (from Friends) once said. [And a little footnote to that one, probably only for DVD owners - if you watch the theatrical trailer and that scene both in slow-mo, you'll see that the nipple's been airbrushed out of the trailer, but not the film. Obviously to avoid offending trailer audiences]. (00:51:20)

Trivia: There is a painting of Bernard Lee ("M") in the back of the Scottish MI6 Headquarters.

Trivia: As the traffic wardens get splashed, the "What was that?" remark was the actor's real reaction. He wasn't told the spray would be that big.

Trivia: The BMW Z8 seen in the film isn't actually a Z8. BMW did every thing they could to produce it in time for the film but they couldn't. The car in the film is a cobra with parts of the Z8 stuck on to it.

Trivia: The Castle that was used in the film as the location for MI6's headquarters in Scotland, was also used extensively in the film "Highlander" starring Sean Connery (the first Bond).

Trivia: The Traffic Warden who looks at Bond's speedboat in a somewhat confused manner during the speedboat chase sequence is 'famous' for his stint on BBC's short-lived 'Traffic Wardens' series. I believe his name is Jeremy.

Trivia: Look at the registration number plate of the BMW. It is the same as the Aston Martin in one of the earlier films

Trivia: In the boat chase scene, when Bond dives underwater to get past the bridge, the iconic moment where he straightens his tie was entirely improvised by Pierce Brosnan.

Trivia: Producer Michael G. Wilson has a cameo role in this film - he is the man who gives Elektra something to sign as she enters her private booth in Valentin's casino.

Trivia: A lot of Robbie Coltrane's lines as Zukovsky in this movie are actually taken from cut scenes from the GoldenEye script.

Trivia: The pre-credits sequence is 14 minutes long, making it the longest in the history of the series.

Trivia: In Zukovsky's operations room, the 'girlie' pictures seen on the walls are that of former Bond girls.

Trivia: Denise Richards did not have a happy experience making this film. According to her autobiography, the director Michael Apted gave her little direction and as her casting was a studio mandate she felt very lonely and unwanted. The backlash she got for her performance didn't help matters.


Trivia: Before being cast as The Cigar Girl, Maria Grazia Cucinotta auditioned for the role of Elektra King. However, she did not get the role as director Michael Apted felt her English was not good enough to play the role convincingly.

Revealing mistake: When Bond is going to the Swiss banker's flat in Bilbao at the beginning of the film, there is a scene where, in the background, you can clearly see people watching the filming. (00:01:15)

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Question: What are those blades (the ones used at the end on the caviar factory) used for in real life?

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Chosen answer: We see them in the movie when Bond first arrives to meet Electra - they're used for cutting trees in a straight line. Google "helicopter tree trimmer" to see dozens of examples.

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