Skyfall SynopsisDaniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Skyfall Release Date
In Theaters November 9, 2012
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Ben Whishaw
Written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Produced by: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
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Javier Bardem's Skyfall Island Lair Actually Exists
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by Katey Rich November 13, 2012 comments
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by Sean O'Connell November 12, 2012 comments
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Why Is Skyfall Such A Huge Hit?
Skyfall opened this weekend and it was even bigger than huge; it's enormous, making $88 million in the United States this past weekend, easily becoming the biggest opening ever for a Bond film-- and that's even if you adjust for inflation. The movies that were once reliable but not blockbuster events have suddenly become the biggest thing in the business
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by Scott Gwin November 11, 2012 comments
Daniel Craig Explains Why Bond Is Funnier Than Ever In Skyfall
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