PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.
This film marks the return of the "traditional" gun barrel sequence, albeit at the end of the film, as opposed to the beginning. Similarly, Casino Royale (2006) incorporated the gun barrel sequence as part of the opening fight scene. The following film, Skyfall (2012), also uses the sequence at the end. These three films are the first to break away from the "traditional" use of the gun barrel sequence at the beginning of a James Bond film, which was used for the last time in Die Another Day (2002).
Carabinieri on Radio:
Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.
There are no deserts in Bolivia. There is an expansive salt plain in the SW portion of the nation. However, while this could potential be arid like a desert, it is not a true desert like the one shown in the film.
The iconic "James Bond gun barrel" sequence, not seen in its traditional format since Die Another Day, is incorporated into the closing credits.
Following an advisory screening of a rough cut the film was pre-cut on BBFC advice before official submission to the Board for a formal cinema classification, with edits made in two scenes in the finale. At this point it was officially passed "uncut" as a 12A. More detailed notes can be found on the BBFC's website. Worldwide versions are this same pre-cut version.
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Swiss German, German
€8,351,037 (France) (2 November 2008)
$168,368,427 (USA) (25 January 2009)