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Live and Let Die (1973)

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 a tarot card reader. Bond must travel to New Orleans, and deep into the Bayou. 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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$35,377,836 (USA)
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Trivia

Sir Roger Moore had a fear of snakes, just like his co-star Geoffrey Holder, who had to fall into a box full of them. As a result, they hated shooting that scene. In addition, the Script Supervisor was so afraid, that she refused to be on-set with them, an actor fainted while filming a scene, where he is killed by a snake, and Jane Seymour became terrified as a reptile got closer. See more »

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Bond manages to steer the car from danger by driving it onto a set of steps that lead to a building. It then crashes into a van. If you look carefully, the "dead" driver is steering the car, and Bond does not appear to even be in the car at all. See more »

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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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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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