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James Bond's first '007' mission leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a poker game at the Casino Royale. Bond meets a beautiful British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd, who is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government's money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops.


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Casino Royale was the 4th highest-grossing film of 2006, and was the highest-grossing installment of the James Bond series until Skyfall surpassed it in November 2012. Upon its release in the United Kingdom, Casino Royale broke series records on both opening day—£1.7 million —and opening weekend—£13,370,969. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Casino Royale - Soul Of Ska at Discogs. Complete your Casino Royale collection. Country: Italy. Genre: Rock, Reggae. Style: Ska.

Pre-Credits Sequence

James Bond earns his double-o licence to kill by eliminating two enemies. The first dies a brutal and messy death in the washrooms of a cricket ground, whereas the second is a clean and clinical execution of a rogue operator handling the double-o section. For the first time in the Bond series, the scenes are shot in black and white to act as a flashback explaining Bond's promotion. The classic gunbarrel opener is saved until the credits sequence, where the film bursts back in to colour.


Casino Royale Cast

The title is taken from Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, and also features as the name of the casino in which 007 must bankrupt villain Le Chiffre.

Release Data

UK: 16th November 2006 (12A)
USA: 17th November 2006 (PG-13)
World Premiere: 14th November 2006 (Odeon Leicester Square, UK)
UK TV Premiere: 19th September 2009, ITV
US TV Premiere: 5th June 2009, USA Network

Running Time: 144 minutes
Classification: 12A (UK), PG-13 (US)
Budget: $72m
Worldwide Box Office: $594.2m
US Box Office: $167.4m
UK Box Office: $105.9m


Best Line

Bartender: 'Shaken or stirred?'
Bond: 'Does it look like I give a damn?'

Best Mistake

When Bond enters his pass code at the poker game, he enters 836547. This combination of numbers cannot spell VESPER. However, at the end of the film when Vesper Lynd enters the pass code, the last three digits entered are 737 (which, indeed, can spell PER).

Distinguishing feature

For the first time in the series, the film does not open with the traditional gunbarrel, which only appears after a stylised black and white sequence that shows how Bond earned his double-0 status.

Vital Statistics

Conquests: 1.5
Martinis: 3
Kills: 12
'Bond, James Bond': 1

The Making Of Casino Royale

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The road to Casino Royale began in March 2004 when scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (“The World Is Not Enough” – 1999, “Die Another Day” – 2002) began work on the screenplay. According to the duo, at that time they were writing the film with Pierce Brosnan in mind. That would all change a couple of months later when tabloid rumours spread that Brosnan had not been asked back for a fifth film.

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Behind the scenes, the task of casting a new 007 had begun. The title of the film and the return of “GoldenEye” (1995) helmer Martin Campbell was announced in February 2005, further hinting that the director was to usher another fresh face into 007’s tuxedo.