Armed with a license 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.
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar,
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
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 wife, 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
The title song "You Know My Name" is the first theme song since the earlier James Bond movie Octopussy (1983) to have a different song title to that of the film. Apparently, it was requested that the title of the song be not called Casino Royale. Chris Cornell is the first male singer to perform the James Bond title song since A-Ha in The Living Daylights (1987) and Duran Duran in A View to a Kill (1985). See more »
During the final hand when Le Chiffre raises to 12 million, he stacks four $1m blue chips neatly on top of several chip stacks before pushing them in. After Bond pushes all his chips in, Le Chiffre calls by pushing all his remaining chips in, however the neatly stacked blue chips are strewn in front of the stacked chips. As he drops his last chip into the pot, a close-up shows the blue chips back in their original position on top of the stacks. Throughout this hand the position of various other chips also shifts from scene to scene. See more »
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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JAMES BOND WILL RETURN appears at the end of the credits See more »