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.
James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his partner, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe?Written by
The "Vesper" that James Bond orders at Casino Royale is taken from the novel. It consists of three parts gin (Gordon's was Bond's choice), one part vodka [Bond preferred a grain vodka be used (Absolut)]) and half part of Kina Lillet. The ingredients are shaken over ice until cold, served in a cocktail glass with a slice of lemon peel for garnish. In 1985, Kina Lillet was reformulated to reduce sugar and quinine (the "Kina" in the name) and was rebranded just as "Lillet." The addition of red and rose versions of the aperitif have cause the original to be known as "Lillet Blanc." See more »
While Bond is watching the surveillance video in the security office at the Ocean Club he references the cell phone for the time the call was made. However, the phone also provides a geographic coordinate (59.47N 57.45W). These coordinates are located between Newfoundland Canada, and Greenland in the middle of the North Atlantic. This does not correlate to either where the call originated or where it was received. See more »
[to James referring to Le Chiffre, during briefing in the Bahamas ]
Which would explain how he could set up a high stakes poker game at Casino Royale in Montenegro: ten players, ten million dollar buy in, five million dollar rebuy, winner takes all, potentially a hundred and fifty million dollars.
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The opening credits are set in a stylish montage of fights with gambling symbols: playing cards, playing card symbols (diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs), kings and queens, and roulette wheels. See more »
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. See more »