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Casino Royale (2006)

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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.

Director:

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 Pawn. The Con. The Bond. 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

When he was cast as 007, Daniel Craig had his own ideas on playing the role and in an interview with Jonathan Ross on the set of this movie, he stated that he wanted to be faithful to the book and show the character's raw vulnerability by having him make a few mistakes and that the drama would be there when he gets it right and make the audience think that it's all going to go wrong and that when it all goes right, the audience would get more excited. 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

[Dryden, an MOD director, comes into his office late at night. After sitting at his desk, he finds James Bond sitting in the shadows]
James Bond: M doesn't mind you earning a little money on the side, Dryden. She'd just prefer it if it wasn't selling secrets.
Dryden: If the theatrics are supposed to scare me, you have the wrong man, Bond. If M was so sure that I was bent, she'd have sent a 00. Benefits of being section chief, I'd know if anyone had been promoted to 00 status, wouldn't I? Your file shows no kills, ...
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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 initial UK releases have minor edits in the torture scene to secure a commercially lucrative 12 certificate:
  • Le Chiffre draping the rope over Bond's shoulder, saying "Such a waste" and then removing it was cut (for being "a little too sexual" according to director Martin Campbell).
  • The rope swinging twice under the chair was shortened to one swing.
  • A close-up of Bond's grimacing face during the second whipping was cut (the two-shot of both characters that precedes and follows this close-up in the uncut version was extended to fill the gap).
The uncut version was passed with a 15 certificate in 2012 and is available on Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in James Bond in the Bahamas (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

You Know my Name
Music by David Arnold
Lyrics by Chris Cornell
Performed by Chris Cornell
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User Reviews

 
blonde bond bombshell
14 November 2006 | by the_mad-scientistSee all my reviews

Well certain people thought Daniel Craig could not pull it off, but he has and with style and a cold steel edge, not seen since Sean Connery.

This is proper action hero stuff, but he actually looks like if he wanted to he could kill you.

With an opening sequence that will stop you from blinking for 20 minutes.

The film is class, from the cinematography, to the three dimensional villains, and Bond's rapid learning curve.

Like Dr No, you see a killer, just he is on our side.

Don't read reviews, just go and see it, and tell your friends what you thought, you won't be disappointed.


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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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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:

$616,501,619
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Color:

Color | Black and White (opening sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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