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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bond
... Vesper Lynd
... Le Chiffre
... M
... Felix Leiter
... Rene Mathis
... Solange
... Alex Dimitrios
... Steven Obanno (as Isaach De Bankole)
... Mr. White
... Valenka
... Villiers
... Carlos
... Mollaka (as Sébastien Foucan)
... 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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The new Bond. Living for Love. Dying for Thrills. 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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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

Ian Fleming once said on writing the "Casino Royale" novel: "Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before, I might have despaired." See more »

Goofs

When Bond has the tracker implanted in his arm he then put his arm into the scanner ring. The on-screen display shows the position of the tracker as being much closer to Bond's wrist than where it was seen to be inserted, shown by the blood mark on his arm. See more »

Quotes

James Bond: [Bond has just won Dimitrios's car in a game of poker] Oh, and the valet ticket.
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Crazy Credits

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN appears at the end of the credits See more »

Connections

Follows Dr. No (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Name's Bond... James Bond
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by David Arnold
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Bond with a touch of the the Bourne supremacy
12 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at a special premiere and i was amazed. having never been a Bond fan i wasn't really expecting much from this. After watching Brosnans invisible car in the previous incarnation I thought it could only get worse. How wrong was I! this film is gritty and sharp. the dialogue is sharp and well thought out with Daniel Craig being the DEFINITIVE Bond. He exudes confidant menace. They have gone back to basics with this Bond ie character and dialogue driven and not thankfully gadget driven. Not only is it the best bond film out so far its one of the years best films out. They have borrowed some elements from the Bourne series of films which is long overdue on the franchise, more realistic fight sequences and with Daniel Craig actually looking like a physically capable man instead of the middle aged paunch of Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan who both quite frankly couldn't beat up a Ritz cracker.


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