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Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  17 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Obanno (as Isaach De Bankole)
Mollaka (as Sébastien Foucan)


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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Aspect Ratio:

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Did You Know?


The first-ever day of filming on the James Bond official series took place on 16 January 1962 for Dr. No (1962) which was exactly ten years to the day that James Bond creator Ian Fleming started writing the novel "Casino Royale" on 16 January 1952, though some sources state that this is the 15th or 17th. See more »


In the chase scene at the start of the film, Mollaka climbs a 'wooden' ladder - it's actually an aluminium ladder, painted to appear wooden. You can tell it's aluminium because it has holes down the sides where the rungs join. 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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Arranged and Performed by Gary Trotman
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Daniel Craig you are here to stay!
12 November 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is among the best bond movies! You have to see it.

After all the controversy and comments on Daniel Craig's potential as an actor and doubts over him playing Bond...i'd say forget it and be enthralled by the new BOND! He's here to stay.

He has that natural feeling about him when you see him on the screen as Bond, that attitude, style, confidence matched only by Sean COnnery. The movie as a whole is extremely entertaining and exciting.The acting is awesome Eva Green actually does a great job and has really improved her acting from the last time i saw her (in kingdom of heaven), but then this is a totally different movie.

There's a lot of action mixed with great story which i am sure will please the true Bond fan.

Please go and watch this because you will regret if you don't, forget the past this is the New Bond.


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