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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.

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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 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 simon

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A Whisper of Love. A Whisper of Hate. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Release Date:

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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

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson didn't secure the rights to Casino Royale until 2000 when Sony exchanged them for MGM's rights to Spider-Man. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is poisoned with digitalis during the poker game, he has a life-threatening ventricular tachycardia. However the monitors show only a moderate tachycardia (134 -136) which would not be an immediate threat. The heart rate should have been at least 180 - 200 for the scene to make sense (It is also hard to explain how the ECG trace could be obtained with only one lead, the other one being unplugged). Ventricular fibrillation would also have been a credible cause of near-death, but it is ruled out by the rhythmic ECG trace shown. See more »

Quotes

[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

The opening credits include the words "Ian Fleming's James Bond." All other Bond movies only have this if it's an original screenplay. When they're based on the novels, regardless of how loosely, they're "Ian Fleming's (name of movie/novel)." See more »

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Featured in Death in Venice: The Sinking Palazzo (2008) See more »

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The James Bond Theme
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Bond with a touch of the the Bourne supremacy
12 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a special premiere and i was amazed. having never been a Bond fan i wasn't really expecting much from this. After watching Brosnans invisible car in the previous incarnation I thought it could only get worse. How wrong was I! this film is gritty and sharp. the dialogue is sharp and well thought out with Daniel Craig being the DEFINITIVE Bond. He exudes confidant menace. They have gone back to basics with this Bond ie character and dialogue driven and not thankfully gadget driven. Not only is it the best bond film out so far its one of the years best films out. They have borrowed some elements from the Bourne series of films which is long overdue on the franchise, more realistic fight sequences and with Daniel Craig actually looking like a physically capable man instead of the middle aged paunch of Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan who both quite frankly couldn't beat up a Ritz cracker.


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