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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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$35,400,000 (USA)
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The first Bond film in which 007 has a liaison with an "African black" woman, Rosie Carver, played by Gloria Hendry. This meant that when the film was released in South Africa, all Hendry's love scenes were removed because of the apartheid policies of the South African government. See more »

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When the helicopter shoots at Bond and Solitaire about half way through the film, Bond grabs Solitaire and throws her onto the ground. The ground is covered in bark and leaves so that when the helicopter has passed and they stand up, you can see the front of Solitaire's blouse is covered in debris. In the immediate next shot, her blouse is completely clean. 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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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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One of my favorite James Bond movies
20 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

I can't understand why some other people didn't like it. Actually this is the first Bond movie I've seen, it made a big impression on me and it still does. I found this movie being one of the most colorful Bond movies. There were few colorful villains, lots of action, some humor, and of course - Roger Moore who is my favorite James Bond. The story isn't typical for James Bond movies, it's more mystical this time, but I liked that. Of course nowadays when you watch this movie it may look cheesy in some scenes, but the action sequences where very exiting. Another reason why I liked this movie was the main theme song - Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die, which is yet my favorite James Bond theme.


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