Casino Royale

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Columbia Pictures / EonProductions Released 2006

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Director:
Martin Campbell
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

With two assassinations under his belt, James Bond is given his very first assignment as a "00" agent. Traveling to Montenegro to face a callous financier called Le Chiffre, who is trying to boost his funds in a high stakes poker game to pay off his terrorist clientele. Vesper Lynd, a treasury official, is sent to keep an eye on James only for them both to experience the wrath of a desperate Le Chiffre.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    The latest James Bond vehicle -- call him Bond, Bond 6.0 -- finds the British spy leaner, meaner and a whole lot darker.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Craig comes closer to the author's original conception of this exceptionally long-lived male fantasy figure than anyone since early Sean Connery.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though the film's final break-the-bank action sequence in Venice is worth waiting for, Casino Royale's 2-hour, 24-minute running time is long enough to exhaust all but the series' ...

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Best. Bond. Film.

    9.5
    Just a bit ahead of Goldfinger, Casino Royale has all the elements of what make the bond films fantastic. Sexy cars, gadgets and girls. Plus a villain worthy of the cause.
  • Best Bond Movie?

    10
    Love the begining where he is chasing the bad guy on the crain. Great movie. Got me into the Bond films. B/c this is the first one I ever saw.

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    • Production Budget - $150,000,000
      Domestic Gross -$167,445,960 (9th)
      Worldwide Gross -$594,239,066 (4th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $208,604,433
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $740,303,936

    • Other Production Companies:
      Stillking Films
      Babelsberg Film

    • Taglines:
      1. The bitch is dead.
      2. Always Bet On Bond.
      3. Daniel Craig is James Bond.
      4. Daniel Craig is James Bond 007.
      5. The Pawn. The Con. The Bond.
      6. James Bond in Montenegro.
      7. Daniel Craig is James Bond. Deal with it.
      8. A Whisper of Love. A Whisper of Hate.
      9. The new Bond. Living for Love. Dying for Thrills.
      10. Everyone has a past. Every legend has a beginning. On November 17th, discover how James...became Bond.

    • Filming locations:
      Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
      "The Canals", Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Abandoned Motel, Coral Harbour, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Academy of Music, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Accademia Bridge, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Albany House, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Atlantis Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas
      Bahamas
      Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
      Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, England
      Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Buckinghamshire, England
      Buena Vista Hotel, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Buena Vista Restaurant, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Campo San Barnaba, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, London, England, UK
      Cipriani Hotel, Giudecca Island, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Coral Harbour, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Danube House, Karlín, Prague, Czech Republic
      Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, Dunsfold Park, Dunsfold, Surrey, England
      Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England
      Former Kaiserbad Spa, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
      Gardens, Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Giudecca Island, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Guidecca Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Hotel Construction Site, Coral Harbour, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, England
      Houses of the Procurators, St. Mark's Square, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Kaiserbad - Lázne I, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
      Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
      Lago di Como, Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Lario River, Lombardia, Italy
      Library, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic
      Loket Castle, Loket, Czech Republic
      Loket, Czech Republic
      Lombardia, Italy
      Menaggio, Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Mercato, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Military Museum, Zizkov, Prague, Czech Republic
      Mill Colonnade, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
      Millbrook Test Track, Bedfordshire, England
      Modrany Studios, Modrany, Prague, Czech Republic
      Nassau International Airport, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      National Museum, New Town, Prague, Czech Republic
      New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Old Soviet Military Hospital, Planá, Tachov District, Czech Republic
      Paddock Tank, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Paradise Island, Bahamas
      Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
      Planá, Tachov District, Czech Republic
      Playing Field, Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England
      Ponte di Rialto, San Polo, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Pupp Hotel, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
      Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Coral Harbour, New Providence Island, Bahamas
      Ruzyne International Airport, Ruzyne, Prague, Czech Republic
      San Marco, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      St. Mark's Square, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic
      Toletta Bookstore, Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Venetian Lagoon, Veneto, Italy
      Venice, Veneto, Italy
      Villa Balbianello, Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Villa Gaeta, Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy
      Vltava River, Czech Republic
      Wenceslas Square, New Town, Prague, Czech Republic
      West Shore, New Providence Island, Bahamas

    • Music:
      You Know My Name
      Written and Produced by Chris Cornell and David Arnold
      Performed by Chris Cornell
      Linstead Market
      Traditional
      Arranged and Performed by Gary Trotman
      The James Bond Theme
      Written by Monty Norman

    • Saturn Awards Nominations:
      1. Actor - Daniel Craig
      2. Music
      3. Supporting Actress - Eva Green
      4. Writing
      5. Best DVD/Blu-Ray Collection

      BAFTA Awards Wins:
      1. Sound

      Bafta Awards Nominations:
      1. Visual Effects
      2. Actor - Daniel Craig
      3. Editing
      4. Cinematography
      5. Production Design
      6. Adapted Screenplay
      7. Alexander Korda Award
      8. Anthony Asquith Award

      Grammy Nominations:
      1. Best Song Written For A Motion Picture

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