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Live and Let Die (1973)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  27 June 1973 (USA)
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007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.



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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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Release Date:

27 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$35,400,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


At 33, Yaphet Kotto (Mr. Big / Dr. Kananga)) is the youngest actor to play a main Bond villain. See more »


Adam is shown speeding across the Louisiana state line on solid land which appears to be adjacent to a levee. This would suggest that the alligator farm is in Mississippi east of Louisiana. So in order to cross the state line, Adam would have had to cross a bridge. See more »


[first lines]
UN Translator: [translating for Hungarian delegate] ... was so ably pointed out by the Secretary General in his opening remarks. But - and I must emphasize this point - no formula can or will ever cover each case. For instance...
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The End of Live and Let Die James Bond will return in The Man with the Golden Gun See more »


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Live and Let Die
Music by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
Lyrics by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney
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"Names is for tombstones, baby!"
8 August 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Ignoring a Roger Moore who presents a bit of a distraction for viewers watching the series in order, Live And Let Die is an excellent example of how pop culture helps the Bond series survive throughout the decades. The growing concern of a drug-using society at the time is featured, and an immensely popular Paul McCartney does the title theme - indicating that the Bond series need not be rooted solidly in the three-piece suit days of 1962. Jane Seymour gives an excellent performance in her "introductory" role (although it was her fourth film). A bit of black magic and voodoo intertwined with gadgetry and high-tech machinery will have the viewer wondering if, indeed, there was magic in the movie after all - indeed, the cards WERE always right under Solitaire's power. Magical or not, Live and Let Die provides an interesting doorway to the other five Moore pictures - J.W. Pepper returns and Tee Hee seems to be Jaws' forerunner.

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