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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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Did You Know?


Actually the fourth James Bond film to feature a casino called Casino Royale. The James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983) featured a casino called Casino Royale set in Monte Carlo and filmed at Casino de Monte Carlo, Hôtel de Paris, Casino Square, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Monte Carlo was also the setting for the Casino Royale in the telemovie Climax!: Casino Royale (1954) filmed on the Casino Set at Television City, Los Angeles. The Casino in the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995) was not called Casino Royale but Monte Carlo again was both its setting and filming location (Monte Carlo Resort and Casino). The Casino Royale was set in France for both the spoof Casino Royale (1967) (filmed in England) and in the original Ian Fleming "Casino Royale" novel, it being set in the fictional French resort town of Royale-les-Eaux. This 2006 film is the first time that a Casino Royale has not been located in either France or Monte Carlo in a James Bond story. It is set in Montenegro. The former Kaiserbad Spa, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic provided its location exterior. 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

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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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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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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