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. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning.
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.
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?
When Bond lands in the Bahamas, the Royal Towers at the Atlantis Resort are visible in the background, placing him at the seaport on Paradise Island.
However, when Bond is seen driving to his destination, The Ocean Club, which is also on Paradise Island, he is actually on the adjacent island, New Providence.
See more » The German version is cut in the scene where a terrorist kills a fuelling vehicle driver at the airport.
A few frames where you see when the driver's neck is broken were replaced by extending the shot of the ground right before the driver goes down.
Also the shot where you see the driver lying on the ground from a long shot is shortened whereas the closeup of the driver's head is extended.
See more » Casino Royale is a major step-up from the flamboyant Die Another Day.
Pierce Brosnan has been replaced by a young-ish Daniel Craig, there is no Q, no campy gadgets, no silly naked women silhouettes in the opening credits, no world-dominating super-colossus villains, no Miss Funnyfanny (or whatever), and no silly one-liners after killing bad guys.
Basically everything that can date Bond film very quickly is gone.