Die Another Day

Trivia: The name of the hotel that Bond visits in Hong Kong is The Rubyeon Royale Hotel. "Ruby" for the 40th anniversary of the James Bond series; "Eon" for EON Productions, producers of the series; and "Royale" for Casino Royale, the first Ian Fleming James Bond novel.

Trivia: In the training sim, Bond refers to the virtual M's seemingly fatal wounding as "just a flesh wound." He makes this remark to John Cleese who said the same thing in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" after having all his limbs removed by king Arthur.

Trivia: When Gustav Graves parachutes in, the Union Jack Parachute is a reference to "The Spy Who Loved Me" when Roger Moore skis off the snowy cliff and floats to safety with his Union Jack parachute. (00:48:50)

Trivia: During the fight with Miranda Frost, Jinx runs up a wall and jumps off to land behind her; Michelle Yeoh does the exact same move in "Tomorrow Never Dies".


Trivia: When Jinx is coming out of the water in Cuba, it looks very much like the Ursula Andress scene from Dr No. (00:34:35)

Trivia: After Bond enters the secret passageway to the DNA lab in Cuba, the rotating mirrors are a tribute to the mirrors used in the climax of 'The Man With The Golden Gun'. (00:40:50)

Trivia: In the room full of archives from previous films the magic levitating rope that failed to work properly in Octopussy is seen on the bottom shelf of the center rack. (01:02:10)

Trivia: The jet pack Bond triggers when talking to Q is the one he used from Thunderball. (01:02:15)

Trivia: The camouflage crocodile from 'Octopussy' can be seen in the background just after he plays with the jetpack. (01:01:55)

Trivia: With all those tributes to past Bond movies, they didn't use the one line Bond keeps saying 'Shaken, not stirred'.

Trivia: Bond reads from "Birds of the West Indies", which has the author's name scratched out. That's a real book, and was written by a man called James Bond - Ian Fleming used the name for his novels. (00:32:30)

Trivia: Halle Berry was the first Oscar winner to play a Bond girl. While Kim Basinger holds both honors, she won her Oscar fifteen years after her Bond appearance, whereas Berry won hers while "Die Another Day" was still in production.

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Trivia: When Q gives Bond his new watch he mentions that it is the twentieth watch he has had, a reference to the fact that this is the twentieth (official) Bond film. (01:02:55)

Trivia: The "Players Navy Cut" poster in the tube station behind the "Vanish" is a reference to one of the Fleming books where the female character falls "in love" with the image of the sailor on the packet. Sorry can't remember which book though.


Trivia: Next to Rosa Klebb's shoe in the Q scene you can see the suitcase from From Russia With Love, although in this one the knife comes out blade first, rather than handle first. (01:02:10)

Trivia: The sunglasses Bond takes off the guy at the start are in fact Pierce Brosnan's own sunglasses - at the time of filming he'd had them for 3 years and fancied wearing them during the scene.

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Trivia: In Dr No the famous gun barrel sequence features a strange beeping sound instead of the Bond theme. In this film the same sound effect can be heard in Bond's hospital room as he walks out.

Trivia: When the Ice Palace is melting, and Zao has just fallen in, when Bond shoots down the chandelier, it mirrors the fate shared by Alex Travelyn in Goldeneye. (01:38:40)

Trivia: There are two references to "Diamonds are Forever". When Bond's reading a magazine on the plane, that line is printed clearly at the bottom of one page. Also, when Graves is talking about his business, he says "Well, diamonds are for everyone", slurred together a bit. Close enough. (00:48:15)

Trivia: Bond plays with Rosa Klebb's dagger boot from 'From Russia With Love' in Q's lab. (01:02:10)

Trivia: John Cleese says 'I never joke about my work'. Just like Desmond Llewellyn in 'Goldfinger' when he was introducing Bond's first Aston Martin. In that film he said it when Bond couldn't believe it had an ejector seat, and in the new film it's said said again when he can't believe the car has camouflage. (01:03:25)

Trivia: When Toby Stevens "drops in" they go to the waiting trucks, Land rovers, Same as Carver's men in Tomorrow Never Dies.

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Trivia: Most of the scenes of the greenhouse in Iceland were filmed at The Eden Project in Cornwall, including the shots of James Bond zipping up the rope, and running down the side of the building. The opening shots of the beach in Korea were also filmed in Cornwall, at Holywell bay. (01:16:20)

Trivia: Bond running down the side of the "diamond mine" is a lot like Michelle Yeoh's wire work in Tomorrow Never Dies. (01:27:05)

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Trivia: Roger Moore's daughter, Deborah Moore, makes a brief appearance in the film as an Air Hostess on the British Airways flight.

Trivia: Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry were both injured during filming. Brosnan suffered a knee injury in the opening hovercraft segment which prompted the production to stop shooting for seven days. Berry suffered an eye injury when debris from a smoke grenade landed in it. The actress required a 30-minute operation to remove the debris.

Trivia: There is a clear reference to Goldfinger when a gun is fired, hitting a window, on the plane and the bullet hole causes people to be sucked out. Nearly the same thing happened at the end of Goldfinger. (01:51:00)

Trivia: The lasers weaving around Halle Berry, Bond, and the bad guy are a clear tribute to Goldfinger. (01:20:55)

Trivia: Bond is in his office in one scene; we haven't seen him in his office since "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Trivia: When James Bond is swimming under the ice near the palace, the thing he uses to breathe looks like the one Sean Connery used in Thunderball. (01:19:50)

Trivia: The folding plane from the beginning of 'Octopussy' is visible when Bond's getting his gadgets. (01:01:55)

Trivia: The virtual reality training simulation Bond uses which features a takeover of MI6 is almost a direct copy of the second level on the 007 game 'The World Is Not Enough' even down to the fact that M is held hostage. (01:00:30)

Trivia: When Miss Moneypenny is typing her report at the end of the film, you can see "OHMSS" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) written on a CD on her desk.

Trivia: Miranda Frost confronts Bond by saying, "I know all about you, 007. It's sex for dinner and death for breakfast." Death for Breakfast is the title of Chapter 11 in the novel "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Trivia: When Bond infiltrates the Cuban island hospital, as he enters through a patient's room he grabs a grape from a bowl on the bed-tray. This references a scene from Thunderball when Bond grabbed a grape as he left a baddie's bedroom after looking around.


Trivia: The article on Gustav Graves that Bond reads as he arrives back in London is written by Gregg Wilson - a reference to Michael G. Wilson's son who worked on the film as script supervisor.

Trivia: Due to the US embargo of Cuba, the real Havana was out of the question. Cadiz, on the Atlantic coast of Spain, stood in for the Cuban capital.

Trivia: The shot of the missile leaving the warship to destroy the satellite Icarus is exactly the same shot as the missile leaving the warship in the opening sequence of Tomorrow Never Dies. (01:43:15)

Trivia: Samuel L. Jackson suggested that Halle Berry be given a more Fleming-esque Bond Girl name, such as "Cinnamon Buns". This was a running joke on the set.

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Trivia: Although this was the last movie to star Pierce Brosnan as Bond, his last appearance as the character with his voice and likeness was in the 2003 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.

Trivia: Whilst filming their love-making scene, Halle Berry choked on a fig and had to be Heimliched by Pierce Brosnan.

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