After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

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Martin Campbell

Writers:

Neal Purvis (screenplay), Robert Wade (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 26 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Eva Green ... Vesper Lynd
Mads Mikkelsen ... Le Chiffre
Judi Dench ... M
Jeffrey Wright ... Felix Leiter
Giancarlo Giannini ... Rene Mathis
Caterina Murino ... Solange
Simon Abkarian ... Alex Dimitrios
Isaach De Bankolé ... Steven Obanno (as Isaach De Bankole)
Jesper Christensen ... Mr. White
Ivana Milicevic ... Valenka
Tobias Menzies ... Villiers
Claudio Santamaria ... Carlos
Sebastien Foucan ... Mollaka (as Sébastien Foucan)
Malcolm Sinclair ... Dryden
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Storyline

James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes on his first mission as a 00. Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) 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 amongst the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as "M" (Dame Judi Dench) sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd Eva Green) to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), Rene Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini), 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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The new Bond. Living for Love. Dying for Thrills. See more »


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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Trivia

In an early draft, Le Chiffre was believed to be dead, supposedly killed during the first Gulf War. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is giving CPR to Vesper he very quickly gives up. If he had had any training in this, he would know not to give up for a lot longer, and if professional rescuers are expected, not give up at all. See more »

Quotes

M: [Briefing James] Dimitrios was a middle man for a man named Le Chiffre, a private banker to the world's terrorists. He invested their money and gave them access to it whenever and wherever they wanted it, and he's also a chess prodigy and a mathematical genius and liked to prove it by playing poker.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are set in a stylish montage of fights with gambling symbols: playing cards, playing card symbols (diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs), kings and queens, and roulette wheels. See more »

Alternate Versions

The German version is cut in the scene where a terrorist kills a fuelling vehicle driver at the airport. A few frames where you see when the driver's neck is broken were replaced by extending the shot of the ground right before the driver goes down. Also the shot where you see the driver lying on the ground from a long shot is shortened whereas the closeup of the driver's head is extended. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 35mm: 35mm Special: Quantum of Solace (2008) See more »

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You Know my Name
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Chris Cornell
Performed by Chris Cornell
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Revived James Bond
15 April 2021 | by james-in-70210See all my reviews

After a tacky series of James Bong in the '90s (Halle Berry's masculine looks was a low point) James bond is back with Daniel Craig and it is a triumph.

There is a action, there is fighting, there is the battle of wits, there is a slender beauty and boy there is class.

Watch this one.


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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,833,156, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$167,445,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$616,502,912
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Color:

Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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