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.
Adjusted for inflation, this is the fifth most financially successful of the James Bond films, behind Thunderball (1965), Goldfinger (1964), You Only Live Twice (1967), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
So you're telling me its a matter of probability and chance. I was worried there wasn't chance involved.
James Bond: Well, usually the player with the best hand wins.
Vesper Lynd: So, that would be what you call bluffing.
James Bond: You've heard the term. Then you also know in poker ...
After all the players go "all in" on the final hand Mathis appears to say "$115 million on the table." If this is accurate then Le Chiffre, a mathematical genius, made a major math error and the dealer allowed him to. Since the first two players put in $6 million and $5 million, respectively, and Bond put in $41.5 million, Le Chiffre would only need $51.5 million to cover all the other players' bets. If the pot is actually $115 million then Le Chiffre over bet the final hand by $12 million.
The opening MGM and Columbia logos are in black & white, as part of the pre-title sequence.
US version is cut in the toilet fight and the stairwell fight scene to secure a PG-13 rating. In the later, Obanno's henchmen hitting the ground and Obanno crashing into the glass window are the most obvious cuts. However, additional punches, elbows, and shoving are removed and the struggle at the bottom of the stairwell was heavily shortened. The music score has also been remixed to accommodate the edits, and alternate footage used to smooth over some of the edits. This version was also used for the DVD/Blu-ray release.
Serbian, German, Italian, English, French
$40,833,156 19 November 2006
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