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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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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)  »

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007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Trivia

The film is a direct continuation of Casino Royale (2006) and the opening car chase takes place immediately after Bond shoots Mr. White. The video game of the film bridges the two films together by revealing Bond chasing after Mr. White and engaging White's men in a shoot-out at Mr. White's mansion, and prevents him escaping in his helicopter. See more »

Goofs

In the opening car chase sequence, the Carabinieri give chase in a Landrover 110, however, after it crashes into the building and falls of the cliff you can quite clearly see it has been swapped for a Defender 90. See more »

Quotes

M: It'd be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want revenge for the death of someone he loved.
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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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Referenced in The Final Destination (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Tosca
by Giacomo Puccini
Text by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Performed by Wiener Symphoniker (as The Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Britten Festival Chorus and Bregenz Festival Choir
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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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