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.
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
Casino Royale was the only James Bond novel not obtained by Just the Two of Us (2006) when he purchased the rights in 1961. See more »
As everyone in the casino wears tuxedos, the poker tournament seems to be a Black Tie event. The black shirt Le Chiffre wears is a dress code violation, as Black Tie dress code includes a white shirt. See more »
So you're telling me its a matter of probability and chance. I was worried there wasn't chance involved.
Well, usually the player with the best hand wins.
So, that would be what you call bluffing.
You've heard the term. Then you also know in poker you never play your hand. You play the man across from you.
And you're good at reading people?
Yes, I am. Which is why I've been able to detect an undercurrent of sarcasm in your voice.
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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 »
US version is cut in the toilet fight and the stairwell fight scene to secure a PG-13 rating. In the later, Obanno's henchmen hitting the ground and Obanno crashing into the glass window are the most obvious cuts. However, additional punches, elbows, and shoving are removed and the struggle at the bottom of the stairwell was heavily shortened. The music score has also been remixed to accommodate the edits, and alternate footage used to smooth over some of the edits. This version was also used for the DVD/Blu-ray release. See more »