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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bond
... Camille
... Dominic Greene
... M
... Rene Mathis
... Strawberry Fields
... Felix Leiter
... Gregg Beam
... Mr. White
... Elvis
... Bill Tanner
... Foreign Secretary
... General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Colonel of Police
... Lt. Orso
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Storyline

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Trivia

Sir Paul McCartney turned down the offer to write a new James Bond song for the film, and recommended singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse for the job. Winehouse recorded a demo with Music Producer Mark Ronson. The demo was not used for reasons linked to Winehouse's inability to record music at a time due to her well publicized personal situation. See more »

Goofs

At about 01:15 when Bond and the girl are in the cave and about to find the water, Bond is climbing up the rocks and for a split-second you can see he is barefoot - the whole other time he is not. See more »

Quotes

Dominic Greene: Camille, how nice to see you.
Camille: Alive, you mean.
Dominic Greene: I knew we shouldn't have slept together. I think I'm starting to like you.
Camille: So you did just try and have me killed.
Dominic Greene: And that made me very sad.
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Crazy Credits

The iconic "James Bond gun barrel" sequence, not seen in its traditional format since Die Another Day, is incorporated into the closing credits. See more »

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Follows Die Another Day (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Cholo Soy
Written by Luis Abanto Morales
Performed by Jaime Cuadra, Giancarlo Morocco and Luis Abanto Morales
Courtesy of Quadrasonic Ideas and Apdayc
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.

"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.

There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.


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