The 18th James Bond adventure was a runaway box-office success when released in 1995, thanks to
the arrival of Pierce Brosnan as the fifth actor (following the departure of Timothy Dalton) to play the suave, danger-loving Agent 007. This James Bond is a bit more vulnerable and
psychologically complex--and just a shade more politically correct--but he's still a formally attired playboy at heart, with a lovely Russian beauty (Izabella Scorupco) as his sexy ally
against a cadre of renegade Russians bent on--what else?--global domination. There's also a
seductive villainous with the suggestive name of Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), and the great
actress Judi Dench makes her first appearance as Bond's superior, M, who wisecracks about 007's "dinosaur" status as a globetrotting sexist.