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Casino Royale (2006)

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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Storyline

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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The Pawn. The Con. The Bond. See more »


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

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Also Known As:

Bond Begins  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,370,969 (UK) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

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

The first film in the series to show Bond as a rookie in MI6. In all the other films, he had long been a spy. See more »

Goofs

When Le Chiffre speaks to his broker immediately after his plot at the airport is foiled, his broker tells him "the puts expired" and that he doesn't know how much Le Chiffre has lost. The risk of purchasing Put options in anticipation of the value of the underlying instrument going down is limited to the premium paid for them (whereas the upside in the event of a crash is potentially unlimited). The broker would / should have known exactly what the loss was (ie the premium paid), which Le Chiffre does indeed know.

Also, since options expire on specified expiration dates, it would be an enormous coincidence if Le Chiffre's Puts expired the day after the airport incident - they would still be active, but of zero value.

As a mathematical genius, Le Chiffre would / should have known to hedge his position by also buying some Call options, and that due to the upside potential he would not have needed to invest all of his clients funds in the trade (unless he was exceedingly greedy). See more »

Quotes

Felix Leiter: [standing on the stairway in the casino] I should have introduced myself, seeing as we're related. Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley.
[sees that Bond has a knife]
Felix Leiter: You should have faith. As long as you keep your head about you, I think you have him.
James Bond: Had. Excuse me.
Felix Leiter: You're not buying in?
James Bond: No.
Felix Leiter: Listen, I'm bleeding chips. I'm not going to last much longer. You have a better chance. I'll stake you. I'm saying I'll give you the money to keep going. Just one thing: you pull it off, the CIA bring him ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #12.1 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Linstead Market
Traditional
Arranged and Performed by Gary Trotman
Courtesy of Arc Music Productions International Ltd.
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A Great Actor As Bond
7 January 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

What a difference a great actor makes. Daniel Craig is superb as James Bond and parting from that point everything in it is enjoyable, frightening, thrilling just because we're with him. He conquered us from the word go. The initial chase is one of the best in film history and as soon as we get to know this new incarnation of the iconic Ian Fleming character, we're hooked. He's virile but there is room for ambiguity. He's elegant but as, the sensational Eva Green, points out is more acquired than inherited. More working class than even Sean Connery and that works wonders for Mr Bond. The script is more compact and organic. The locations are breathtaking and what else I can say? The series have been reinvigorated, rejuvenated and in one single stroke have secured that this franchise will live forever. A note to Barbara Broccoli, the producer, your father would be so proud. Congratulations!


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