PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Daniel Craig's role in Layer Cake (2004) clinched the role of James Bond for him over the other competing rival actors. DVD and video rentals of the movie went up after the announcement Daniel Craig would be the new James Bond. The Layer Cake (2004) end-of-movie Bondesque line has Craig say "My name? If you knew that, you'd be as clever as me", evoking the famous catchphrase "The name is Bond, James Bond".
I should have introduced myself, seeing as we're related. Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley.
Felix Leiter: You should have faith. As long as you keep your head about you, I think you have him.
James Bond: Had. Excuse me.
Felix Leiter: You're not buying in?
James Bond: No.
Felix Leiter: Listen, I'm bleeding ...
James Bond: ...
Despite being called the "Floating City", the structures of Venice do not have big flotation devices at the water level. They all have a foundation of wooden piles driven into a clay base. The idea of one sinking after Bond shoots the big bags of air is ridiculous.
The opening credits are played over imagery of playing cards and other gambling-type imagery. This sequence is unusual compared to other Bond films in that it doesn't focus on silhouettes of nude women.
The UK 50th Anniverary Blu-ray disc is rated 15, is Region Free and is fully uncut, containing all the uncut fight scenes missing from the US editions and the complete torture scene. The US 50th Anniversary Edition still features the censored version of the film and is rated PG-13.
£13,370,969 (UK) (19 November 2006)
$167,445,960 (USA) (18 March 2007)
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