British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is in Spain to recover a large sum of money. The Swiss Banker that Bond is to deal with wants Bond killed. Once again Bond is able to escape the assassins bullet and makes his way back to MI6 headquarters in London. M (Judi Dench) hands over a briefcase full of money to Sir Robert King (David Calder). King proceeds to leave the building but doesn't make it outside he is blown up and so is some of MI6 headquarters.
Bond makes it to the funeral and notices Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), Sir Roberts daughter. Bond is then sent to Scotland to check to see if he is fit to continue the mission. It seems Elektra was kidnapped by a gentleman that goes by the name Renard (Robert Carlyle). Now Elektra was able to escape her captors and Bond thinks that Renard is out to kill Elektra in retaliation.
Bond heads to Russia to visit Elektra and she is building a pipeline for fuel production. She has been having problems with explosions and all believe it is Renard who is up to it. While in Russia Bond visits his old friend Valentin Zukovsky (Robbie Coltrane) for help in finding Renard.
The stage is set, does Bond find Renard? Does Elektra finish her fathers pipeline? Watch the movie and find out for yourself. The Director Michael Apted does a nice job with this Bond episode. Brosnan is coming into his own with the role of James Bond. He looks comfortable now on the screen. So get that popcorn popped and sit back and watch the action and Bond, James Bond.