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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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Marc Forster
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Olga Kurylenko ... Camille
Mathieu Amalric ... Dominic Greene
Judi Dench ... M
Giancarlo Giannini ... Rene Mathis
Gemma Arterton ... Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright ... Felix Leiter
David Harbour ... Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen ... Mr. White
Anatole Taubman ... Elvis
Rory Kinnear ... Bill Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio ... General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa ... 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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Have Regrets. Get Revenge.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quantum of Solace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,528,882, 16 November 2008

Gross USA:

$168,368,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$586,090,727
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To film the aerial dogfight, a "Snakehead" camera was built and placed on the nose and tail of a Piper Aerostar 700. SolidWorks, who provided the software used to design the camera, stated "pilots for the first time can fly as aggressively as they dare without sacrificing the drama of the shot." The camera could turn 360 degrees, and was shaped like a periscope. The crew also mounted SpaceCams on helicopters, and placed cameras with 1600 mm lenses underground, to cover the action. Marc Forster wanted to film the plane fight as an homage to North by Northwest (1959), and chose planes like the Douglas DC-3 to suit that. See more »

Goofs

While in Austria you see two license plates with 4 letters before the state emblem. In reality, all Austrian license plates have a maximum of 2 Letters before the state emblem. The emblem shown was the correct one for the state that Bregenz is in, but that letter combination wouldn't be possible. See more »

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Carabinieri on Radio: Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Following an advisory screening of a rough cut, the film was pre-cut on BBFC advice in the UK before official submission to the Board for a formal cinema classification, with edits made to one scene in the finale. It was subsequently passed "uncut" as a 12A. More detailed notes can be found on the BBFC's website. Worldwide versions are this same pre-cut version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Weekly Bond: Bond 50 Blu Ray Unboxing & Review (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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User Reviews

Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by Gordon-11See 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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