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Casino Royale (2006)

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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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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 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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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bond Begins See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Black and White (opening sequence)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tsai Chin: As Madame Wu, seen at the card table at Casino Royale. She has the second longest gap between appearances in Bond movies. She played Ling, the girl who helps set up Bond's "death" in You Only Live Twice (1967), a gap of 39 years. See more »

Goofs

In the first aerial night shot of the train in which Bond and Vesper travel to the Poker Game, the caption at the bottom of the screen tells us about the current location (of the train): supposedly Montenegro. After Bond and Vesper met for the first time in the train's restaurant, there's a cut in which we see the train race through a train station. The platform's sign is clearly stating the name of the place: Chur Ost (Chur East), which would be in Switzerland, not (yet) in Montenegro (and not even anywhere reasonably close to it). See more »

Quotes

Mathis: [standing next to Bond on a balcony seeing police find two African assassins dead in the truck of a car] Being dead does not mean one cannot be helpful.
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Crazy Credits

The opening MGM and Columbia logos are in black & white to coincide with the pre-title sequence. 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 »

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Soundtracks

Linstead Market
Traditional
Arranged and Performed by Gary Trotman
Courtesy of Arc Music Productions International Ltd.
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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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