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Several British agents have been murdered and James Bond is sent to New Orleans, to investigate these mysterious deaths. Mr. Big comes to his knowledge, who is self-producing heroin. Along his journeys he meets Tee Hee who has a claw for a hand, Baron Samedi the voodoo master and Solitaire and her tarot cards. Bond must travel deep inside New Orleans, through marshy grass and on water as he completes his mission. Written by simon

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27 June 1973 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,400,000 (USA)
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The first of two films to feature Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper, played by Clifton James wearing a padded stomach to make him more rotund. He returned in the following Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). See more »

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In the opening scene, a British agent supposedly gets killed by a snake. The snake is a Boa Canin constrictor which has neither fangs nor venom, and never actually bites him. In fact, the man appears to be alive and still breathing as the opening credits roll out. Perhaps the agent was killed later on in a different way, unseen by us, or he died of fright. See more »

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Peculiar, but not bad
20 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

As a whole, "Live and Let Die" is a pretty peculiar Bond film. Its characters and settings are rather unusual for a James Bond movie, not to mention the trifling with voodoo culture. However, the result is not bad.

Spiced with the awful 70s fashion, "Live and Let Die" is fun to watch. Of course the film has also intentional stylishness that shows particularly in the clever pre-credit sequence, which contains the murders of three British agents.

Yaphet Kotto gives a strong performance as the infamous main villain, Dr. Kananga. Kananga has many colorful henchmen, like the grinning Tee Hee, who does a very handy job opening a tin. Jane Seymour's Solitaire is a truly graceful Bond girl, but the useless role of Rosie Carver should have been deleted, or recast, at least. And where's Q?

"Live and Let Die" isn't Roger Moore's best Bond outing, but not his worst, either. It's definitely better than his next one, the thoroughly tiresome "The Man with the Golden Gun".


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