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Casino Royale (2006)

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, 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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,370,969 (United Kingdom), 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,833,156, 19 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$167,445,960, 18 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,045,960, 9 November 2013
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Trivia

Daniel Craig's first day of shooting was the scene where Bond storms the African embassy. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is fighting the guy in the stairwell, he applies a choke hold. The guy continues to fight him and then Bond releases him as soon as he stops struggling. In reality, he would have passed out from lack of blood flow to the brain much faster and Bond would need to hold on for longer after he had stopped moving to actually kill him. If Bond released him as soon as he stopped struggling he likely would have recovered within seconds. See more »

Quotes

M: [as Solange's dead body is carried away] I would ask you if you could remain emotionally detached, but that's not your problem, is it, Bond?
James Bond: No.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

You Know my Name
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Chris Cornell
Performed by Chris Cornell
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11 November 2006 | by 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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