Casino Royale (2006)

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Podcast Release Date:
Nov 16, 2012

James Bond Series Episode 23

Call this podcast a Vesper, because once you’ve listened to it, it’s all you want to hear.

James Bond made his first appearance in Ian Fleming’s novels in 1953 in the novel Casino Royale, and in 2006 a brand new James Bond makes his first appearance in a film based on that novel. Rights issues had prevented Eon from adapting the original James Bond story as part of their film series, but with the rights obtained they used that opportunity to present a new James Bond for a new generation. Not just a new actor in the role, but an entirely new take on the MI6 agent, showing his origin, his obtaining his double-oh status, and going on his first mission to win a high stakes poker game against international terrorist Le Chiffre. But did Bond need a reboot? And how does Craig stack up against the previous Bond? Listen to Arnie, Stuart, and Brock’s review to find out!

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Movie Details

James Bond
Original Title
Casino Royale
Casino Royale
Martin Campbell
Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankolé, Jesper Christensen, Ivana Miličević, Tobias Menzies, Claudio Santamaria, Sébastien Foucan, Malcolm Sinclair, Richard Sammel, Ludger Pistor, Joseph Millson, Darwin Shaw, Clemens Schick, Emmanuel Avena, Tom Chadbon, Ade, Urbano Barberini, Tsai Chin, Lazar Ristovski, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Charlie Levi Leroy, Tom So, Andreas Daniel, Carlos Leal, Christina Cole, Jürgen Tarrach, John Gold, Diane Hartford, Leo Stransky, Paul Bhattacharjee, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Rebecca Gethings, Peter Brooke, Robert G. Slade, Félicité Du Jeu, Michaela Ochotská, Michael G. Wilson, Valentine Nonyela, Phil Meheux, Alessandra Ambrosio, Vlastina Svátková, Ivan G'Vera, Richard Branson, Martin Campbell, Tara Cardinal, Ben Cooke, Simona Roman, Greg Bennett
2 h 24 min
Release Date
14 November 2006
Adventure, Action, Thriller
Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

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