11 Facts About GoldenEye


GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film, the seventeenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

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Principal photography for GoldenEye took place in the UK, Russia, Monte Carlo and Puerto Rico; it was the inaugural film production to be shot at Leavesden Studios.

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The first Bond film to use computer-generated imagery, GoldenEye was the final film of special effects supervisor Derek Meddings's career, and was dedicated to his memory.

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GoldenEye kills Ourumov and escapes the train with Natalya before it explodes.

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GoldenEye was the first James Bond film to be produced after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the end of the Cold War, and there was doubt over the character's relevance in the modern world.

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GoldenEye was introduced to the public at a press conference at the Regent Palace Hotel on 8 June 1994.

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GoldenEye would have been cast as Bond only if Brosnan had turned down the role.

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In July 1995, a teaser trailer for GoldenEye was attached to prints of Roger Donaldson's film Species after its debut on the syndicated US television program Extra, followed by a more generic theatrical trailer which revealed Bond's confrontation with agent 006.

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Theme song, "GoldenEye", was written by Bono and the Edge, and was performed by Tina Turner.

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GoldenEye premiered on 13 November 1995, at the Radio City Music Hall, and went on general release in the United States on 17 November 1995.

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Instead, the protagonist is an aspiring Double-0 agent Jonathan Hunter, known by his codename "GoldenEye", recruited by a villain of the Bond universe, Auric Goldfinger.

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