GoldenEye Opening Scene - Tenero-Contra, TI, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 11.798 E 008° 50.914
32T E 488316 N 5115905
Quick Description: The opening scene of GoldenEye in 1995 has been voted the greatest stunt scene ever performed. It was filmed at Contra Dam near Locarno.
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 1:56:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMHTHD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dinoprophet
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Long Description:
The opening scene of the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye shows James Bond jumping off a dam at a secret chemical factory in Northern Russia.

The scene became incredibly famous. It broke the world record for the highest bungee jump ever made from a fixed structure, it made bungee jumping popular all over the world, and it was voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a Sky Movies poll in 2002.

The scene was filmed at Contra Dam, commonly better known under the unofficial name Verzasca Dam, near Tenero-Contra in the South of Switzerland. The dam is the fourth highest dam in Switzerland with 220 meters / 760 ft.

Shortly after the movie was released, the location has become a regular commercial bungee jump site, offering the world's highest bungee jump that does not use auxiliary ropes.
Location type: Movie

Movie or Book Title: GoldenEye

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