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Skyfall (2012)

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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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Sam Mendes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Judi Dench ... M
Javier Bardem ... Silva
Ralph Fiennes ... Gareth Mallory
Naomie Harris ... Eve
Bérénice Marlohe ... Severine (as Bérénice Lim Marlohe)
Albert Finney ... Kincade
Ben Whishaw ... Q
Rory Kinnear ... Tanner
Ola Rapace ... Patrice
Helen McCrory ... Clair Dowar MP
Nicholas Woodeson ... Doctor Hall
Bill Buckhurst Bill Buckhurst ... Ronson
Elize du Toit ... Vanessa (M's Assistant)
Ian Bonar Ian Bonar ... MI6 Technician
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Storyline

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. Written by JoaoBond

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skyfall See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£20,180,369 (United Kingdom), 28 October 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,364,714, 11 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$304,360,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,108,561,013
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Whishaw is the fourth actor to play Q in the official James Bond franchise. This marks the first time that Q is younger than James Bond. The producers have said that "When it came to trying to reintroduce the character of Q, it made sense that he would now be a young technical genius, and the character was written with that in mind." Whishaw's Q has been likened to that of computer genius-types like Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. Coincidentally, Whishaw has said that he doesn't even own a computer. Peter Burton first played Q under the character's real name of Major Boothroyd, and nicknamed "the Armorer" in Dr. No (1962), then Desmond Llewelyn played Q in seventeen Bond films between 1963 and 1999, followed by John Cleese (as Q's assistant "R") in The World Is Not Enough (1999), then as Q in Die Another Day (2002), the latter being the last time the character appeared in the official franchise before this movie. Whishaw is the sixth actor to play Q when one counts the unofficial Bond films Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983), where Q was played by Geoffrey Bayldon and Alec McCowen, respectively. Q is an abbreviation for the word "Quartermaster". See more »

Goofs

The currency being used in Turkey within this film is the Euro. While in real life, Turkey still retains its own currency which is the Lira. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: [Speaking on a blue tooth device] Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
M: Where is it? Is it there?
James Bond: Hard drives gone.
M: You sure?
James Bond: It's gone. Give me a minute.
M: They must have it! Get after them!
James Bond: I'm stabilizing Ronson.
M: We don't have the time!
James Bond: I have to stop the bleeding!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Bond's traditional shot towards the camera, seen through the barrel of a gun, is placed at the end of this film rather than the beginning. After the blood stops dripping, the James Bond 50th Anniversary logo appears with the words "James Bond will return," below it. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the European theatrical release, BBC journalist Huw Edwards presents a news report about the attack on MI6's HQ that prompts Bond to come back from the dead. In the North American release, CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer presents it instead. See more »

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Featured in Bond's Greatest Moments (2013) See more »

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

 
Bond is back
23 October 2012 | by KaikoSee all my reviews

Some people thought Daniel Craig was too much like Bourne and the Bond style film had been abandoned. If you were worried about that fear not - Bond is back.

The film has great stunts & thrills - you'll see this in the long opening sequence. Bond is not burdened with gadgets and still has lots of energy.

Ignore the plot credibility (not as far fetched as some plots like Moonraker) and usual level of general film fiction where it comes to computing.

All the characters are great, from the MI6 team members to the villain (Silva) who acts like a traditional Bond villain. It is very easy to provide details and reveal the plot - the way the trailer was edited means it has not given too much away.

This film will provide thrills & you will laugh more than you did with Craig's last two films.

Classic Bond is back and it was a joy to see it, if you are a Bond enthusiast there are lots of treats in store.


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