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.
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
Chris Cornell's title song, "You Know My Name", debuted on the U.S. charts on December 9, 2006, where it went to the number seventy-nine spot, it peaked at number seven on the UK Singles chart, sold one hundred forty-eight thousand copies in the UK in 2006, and has sold three hundred twenty-three thousand digital copies, and three and a half million streams in the U.S., as of 2017. The song does not appear on the soundtrack. This is the first time in the history of the official franchise, that the title song has not been included on the soundtrack. See more »
When Bond is running up the crane to catch up with the bomb maker at the construction site there is traction tape, to help Daniel Craig keep his footing on the smooth metal surface, visible on the crane. It wasn't put there as though for the construction crew's use because it is only placed on the part of the crane that we actually see Bond running on. See more »
[to James referring to Le Chiffre, during briefing in the Bahamas ]
Which would explain how he could set up a high stakes poker game at Casino Royale in Montenegro: ten players, ten million dollar buy in, five million dollar rebuy, winner takes all, potentially a hundred and fifty million dollars.
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The opening MGM and Columbia logos are in black & white to coincide with the pre-title sequence. See more »
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 »
What a difference a great actor makes. Daniel Craig is superb as James Bond and parting from that point everything in it is enjoyable, frightening, thrilling just because we're with him. He conquered us from the word go. The initial chase is one of the best in film history and as soon as we get to know this new incarnation of the iconic Ian Fleming character, we're hooked. He's virile but there is room for ambiguity. He's elegant but as, the sensational Eva Green, points out is more acquired than inherited. More working class than even Sean Connery and that works wonders for Mr Bond. The script is more compact and organic. The locations are breathtaking and what else I can say? The series have been reinvigorated, rejuvenated and in one single stroke have secured that this franchise will live forever. A note to Barbara Broccoli, the producer, your father would be so proud. Congratulations!
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