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Casino Royale (2006)

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Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.



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James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe? Written by simon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bond Begins  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,370,969 (UK) (17 November 2006)


$167,007,184 (USA) (23 February 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was a conscious decision to leave the semi-naked girls out of the opening credits as the James Bond persona is not effectively established until the end of the movie. See more »


At the airport scene, when the bomber first checks his cell-phone to check the bomb's status, before the fight on the runway, the clock on the phone shows 2:13 am. After a long car chase and fight, well over 10 minutes in real life, when the bomber looks at his phone to send the call to the bomb, the phone still reads 2:13 am. See more »


[first lines]
James Bond: M really doesn't mind you earning a little money on the side, Dryden. She'd just prefer it if it wasn't selling secrets.
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Crazy Credits

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN appears at the end of the credits See more »


Referenced in Rab C. Nesbitt: Heal (2010) See more »


The Name's Bond... James Bond
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by David Arnold
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11 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is only one movie franchise that has twisted, turned and reinvented itself on so many occasions...

007 has unfortunately dwindled more than it has bedazzled over the last decades but I am relieved to see that Martin Campbell has put the edge back into the Bond series.

The originally unpopular Craig grinds through this action packed feature with ease and in my opinion proves all of his doubters (including me) very very wrong..

At last we have another true Bond.. Sharp, sophisticated and as tough as nails... And perhaps correctly more shaken than stirred.

Welcome back 007... Welcome back.

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