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.
Mr. White is only the second Bond Villain to be played by the same actor (Jesper Christensen) in two movies. The first one was Jaws (Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Ernest Stavro Blofield was also played by the same actor in From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965), although we never see his face in either. Anthony Dawson had the privilege of being the only person to portray Blofield twice (he also appeared in Dr. No (1962) as the villainous R.J. Dent).
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Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.
At the end of Casino Royale (2006), Bond was wearing a light-blue shirt and a three-piece suit when he shot Mr. White in the leg. At the beginning of Quantum of Solace, his shirt is white and his waistcoat has disappeared, and in fact both he and White seems to be in slightly different suits. If the events of Quantum of Solace occur an hour after those of Casino Royale, it would mean that both had an inexplicable clothing change just before the car chase. (In fact, this continuity error betrays the fact that the films' costumiers are different: Brioni provided suits before, but for this film it is Tom Ford.)
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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)
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