Pierce Brosnan had been at the top of the Eon Productions honchos for many years when he finally got out of his ABC Television contract for "Remington Steele" and contracted for the role of James Bond. He was a popular choice, and all started out well with "Goldeneye." It had been several years in between James Bond films, and the public awaited the new one with eagerness. Brosnan did not disappoint, as his dapper handling of almost any crisis proved a tonic after the somewhat heavy-handed Timothy Dalton films. Some said that Brosnan had an almost feminine air about him, and that was played up in the posters, which featured the strong presence of the two main Bond girls.