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 bitch is dead. 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

It was a conscious decision to leave the semi-naked girls out of the opening credits as the James Bond persona is not effectively established until the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the poker hand where Bond wins the car from Dimitrios, both players are holding pocket aces and pocket kings, respectively, and both flop three of a kind. The dealer refers to Bond's three aces as "trip aces," when actually trips happen if a player holds one card, (such as an ace or king) and two other cards of the same value appear on board to make their hand. When a player holds a pocket pair in Hold'em and flops three of a kind, that is normally referred to as a set. See more »

Quotes

Steven Obanno: Do you believe in God, Mr. Le Chiffre?
Le Chiffre: No. I believe in a reasonable rate of return.
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Crazy Credits

The fanfare of the Columbia logo is played in a PAL pitch. 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 Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Kings of Leon (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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Eva Green Is Hot
4 September 2020 | by qwtymsvSee all my reviews

What a woman. Total babe. I would protect her too if she were mine (or not). Women so slim push up the ratings of course, but we expect no less from a Bond Girl (short hair Halle Berry aside). The rest film was OK but too much cards and casino and they could have devoted more time to the action. Also, two films with the same name? Come on!?!


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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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