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Live and Let Die -- Roger Moore finds himself immersed in the world of heroin, voodoo and black magic in his debut as Bond.
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Director:
Writer:
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 June 1973 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Roger Moo7re is James Bond See more »
Plot:
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A new era for James Bond, and a fairly effective and enjoyable opening film. See more (242 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... James Bond

Yaphet Kotto ... Kananga / Mr. Big

Jane Seymour ... Solitaire

Clifton James ... Sheriff Pepper
Julius Harris ... Tee Hee (as Julius W. Harris)

Geoffrey Holder ... Baron Samedi

David Hedison ... Leiter

Gloria Hendry ... Rosie

Bernard Lee ... 'M'

Lois Maxwell ... Moneypenny
Tommy Lane ... Adam
Earl Jolly Brown ... Whisper
Roy Stewart ... Quarrel
Lon Satton ... Strutter
Arnold Williams ... Cab Driver 1
Ruth Kempf ... Mrs. Bell
Joie Chitwood ... Charlie
Madeline Smith ... Beautiful Girl
Michael Ebbin ... Dambala
Kubi Chaza ... Sales Girl
Brenda Arnau ... Singer (as B.J. Arnau)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alvin Alcorn ... New Orleans Assassin (uncredited)
Robert Dix ... Hamilton (uncredited)
James Drake ... Dawes (uncredited)
Dennis Edwards ... Baines (uncredited)
Stocker Fontelieu ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Keith Forte ... Clifftop Guard (uncredited)
Lance Gordon ... Eddie, State Trooper (uncredited)
Stephen Hendrickson ... Mr. Bleeker (uncredited)
Roy Hollis ... Louisiana Sheriff (uncredited)
Dan Jackson ... Fillet of Soul Waiter (uncredited)
Della McCrae ... Tribal Dancer (uncredited)

Shane Rimmer ... Hamilton (voice) (uncredited)
Marc Smith ... UN Worker (uncredited)
Don Topping ... San Monique Emcee (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Solitaire (voice) (uncredited)
Gabor Vernon ... Hungarian Delegate (uncredited)
Sylvia Kuumba Williams ... Crying Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)

Ian Fleming (novel) uncredited

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Harry Saltzman .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Martin (music score)
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
Raymond Poulton 
John Shirley 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr.  (as Weston Drury Jnr)
 
Art Direction by
Syd Cain (supervising art director)
Robert W. Laing (co-art director) (as Bob Laing)
Peter Lamont (co-art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Simon Wakefield (uncredited)
Frederic C. Weiler (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser
Paul Rabiger .... chief makeup artist
Mike Jones .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Claude Hudson .... production supervisor
Stephen F. Kesten .... production manager: U.S.A Crew
Michael Rauch .... unit manager: USA
Steven P. Skloot .... production manager: U.S.A Crew
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Alan Hopkins .... assistant director: U.S.A Crew
Raymond Becket .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Leon Davis .... construction manager
Stephen Hendrickson .... art director: U.S.A Crew
Patrick Weymouth .... props
Maurice Cain .... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
John Fenner .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Fred Hole .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Brian Payne .... props (uncredited)
Ron Quelch .... production buyer (uncredited)
Danny Skundric .... props (uncredited)
Simon Wakefield .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Christopher Lancaster .... dubbing editor (as Chris Lancaster)
Teddy Mason .... dubbing editor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as Jimmy Shields)
Ron Butcher .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Keith Pamplin .... boom operator (uncredited)
Trevor Rutherford .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... special effects
Rick Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Biggs .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
Ian Wingrove .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Timothy Kiefer .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration) (as Tim Kiefer)
Scott Martin .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Julie Ornburn .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Bruce Peecher Jr. .... damage artist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration)
Charles Staffell .... optical effects
 
Stunts
Bill Bennet .... stunts co-ordinator
Joie Chitwood Jr. .... stunts co-ordinator
Jerry Comeaux .... stunts co-ordinator
Ross Kananga .... stunts co-ordinator
Bob Simmons .... stunts co-ordinator
Eddie Smith .... stunts co-ordinator
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Brayham .... stunts (uncredited)
Alonzo Brown Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Joie Chitwood Jr. .... airplane stunt driver (uncredited)
Joie Chitwood Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Brian Chung .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Murray Cleveland .... stunt boat driver (uncredited)
Jerry Comeaux .... stunt boat driver (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Leslie Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Cummings .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
John Koerner .... stunt boat driver (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Maurice Patchett .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Allen Pinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Seaman .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith .... stunt boat driver (uncredited)
Roy Street .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bouillet .... camera operator: U.S.A Crew
John Harris .... second unit cameraman
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Warren Rothenberger .... camera operator: U.S.A Crew
Bert Bosher .... electrical supervisor (uncredited)
Colin Davidson .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ted Underwood .... camera grip (uncredited)
George Whitear .... still photographer (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Allan Foenander .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurel Staffell .... wardrobe supervisor
John Hilling .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Colin Wilson .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Joanna Wright .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
John J. De Santis Jr. .... 4K film scanning: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration) (as John DeSantis Jr.)
Marion Grau .... colorist: pristine digital restoration: Lowry Digital Images a DTS company (restoration) (as Marian A. Grau)
Steve Cuiffo .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Les Healey .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Margaret Miller .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
Don McVay .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Koerner .... boat driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
William Grefe .... shark scenes: U.S.A Crew
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Geoffrey Holder .... choreographer
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Jack Weis .... location coordinator: U.S.A Crew
Brian Bailey .... production accountant (uncredited)
James Barclay .... unit runner (uncredited)
Maureen Campbell .... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Derek Coyte .... publicity director (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Lorraine Fennell .... studio liaison (uncredited)
Scott Hamilton .... assistant unit publicist (uncredited)
Bobbie Johnson .... assistant production accountant: UK (uncredited)
Jordan Klein Sr. .... underwater special shark scenes (uncredited)
John Koerner .... boat coordinator (uncredited)
Jane Oscroft .... production secretary (uncredited)
Sue Parker .... secretary: Mr. Saltzman (uncredited)
Charles Russhon .... police liaison: New York (uncredited)
Dan Slater .... publicist (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant unit publicist (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Christine Talmage .... accounts secretary (uncredited)
Paul Tucker .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Michael G. Wilson .... EON productions: legal and administration (uncredited)
Jean Winbolt .... secretary: Mr. Broccoli (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Fergus Hall .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of: tarot cards by, courtesy of Portal Gallery, London
 
Crew verified as complete


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  • Chevrolet  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Chevrolet Motor Division - General Motors Corp.)
  • Glastron  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Glastron Boat Company)
  • Evinrude Motors  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Harley Davidson Motor Company Inc.)
  • Budget Rent-a-Car  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Budget Rent-A-Car Inc.)
  • AMF  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as A.M.F. Inc.)
  • Panasonic  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • Visi-Tel  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Visi-Tel Corporation)
  • Dunham Coach  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as exotic cars by Dunham Coach of N.J.)
  • Pan American World Airways  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • Rolex  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Rolex Inc.)
  • Pulsar  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Pulsar,® The Time Computer.®)
  • Black Stuntmen's Association (BSA)  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as The Black Stuntmen's Association, Hollywood, Calif.)
  • Portal Gallery  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as tarot cards by Fergus Hall, courtesy of Portal Gallery, London)
  • New Orleans Police Department, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as New Orleans Police Department)
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as New Orleans International Airport)
  • Orleans Levee Board  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as New Orleans Levee Board)
  • New Orleans Lakefront Airport & Tenants Association  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater & Broadcasting, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as New York Mayor's Office of Film Co-ordination)
  • New York Police Department (NYPD)  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • New York Department of Commerce & Industrial Development  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • Jamaica Defence Force  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Jamaica Defence Forces)
  • Jamaica Tourist Board  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
  • Jamaica Swamp Safari  the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Jamaica Swamp Safari Limited)
  • Air Studios  music recorded at (as Air Studios, London)
  • Lowry Digital Images  pristine digital restoration by (as Lowry Digital Images a DTS company)
  • Private Island Audio  soundtrack

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
121 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M (TV rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Iceland:12 | Iceland:14 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1973) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: additional material audio commentary) (2008) | UK:PG (video rating: DVD audio commentary) (2006) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2001) | USA:PG (Approved No. 23615) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the "Live and Let Die" novel. The real name of "Mr. Big" was Buonaparte Ignace Gallia. In the film, The real name of "Mr. Big" was changed to Dr. Kananga after stunt performer Ross Kananga.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bond is seated in his chair, two metal cuffs snap down on his wrists. However, the left cuff has failed to connect to the other side of the chair, as would be necessary to constrain Bond's left arm.See more »
Quotes:
[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...
[audio feed is unplugged]
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A new era for James Bond, and a fairly effective and enjoyable opening film., 11 January 2005
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

Live and Let Die ushers in Roger Moore as the new James Bond. Prior to this movie, Bond had been played most often by Sean Connery, with the one exception being George Lazenby's short-lived stint in 1969 (On Her Majesty's Secret Service). Moore is very different to Connery and Lazenby. He plays Bond as a more relaxed, charming, humorous character. Over the years, many people have said that the Moore incarnation of Bond lacks the brutality of Connery's and the hard masculinity, but actually Moore is not the kind of actor to do Bond in that manner. He's merely playing to his own strengths, and creating a Bond that is akin to his acting style. I feel that Roger makes a perfectly likable 007, admittedly different to the character of the novels, but still a rousing screen hero.

The story has James Bond sent to solve the killing of three British agents. One was killed in New York, one in New Orleans, and the third on a voodoo-practising Caribbean island. Bond's starts his mission in New York, where he runs across a nasty black gangster named Mr Big and his gorgeous, tarot-reading accomplice Solitaire (Jane Seymour). Bond heads down to the Caribbean, where he "connects" Mr Big with a drug-smuggling big-shot named Dr Kananga. Then it's off to New Orleans, where Bond discovers that Kananga's master plan is to provide huge amounts of free heroin to the junkies of the world, creating a massive drug-reliant population and setting himself up as a supplier with a worldwide monopoly on the drug trade.

The title song, sung by Paul McCartney and Wings is one of the best of the series, a lively and powerful tune which fits the style and period of the film perfectly. Yaphet Kotto is a decent bad guy (his death scene at the end is both funny and memorable); Seymour is superb as the Bond girl (probably the best of the bunch apart from Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me). There are good set pieces as we have grown to expect from the Bond series, most notably a spectacular boat chase around the Louisiana bayous, a scene involving a bunch of hungry crocodiles, and a slick sequence featuring Bond's escape from corrupt island police aboard a slow and lumbering double decker bus. The film has some negatives, but not too many. The character of Baron Samedi doesn't fit in the film (check out that ludicrous closing shot, which seems to be hinting that Samedi is somehow immortal), and Clifton James's brash southern cop is an immature and irritating character who might just as well have been left out of the final cut. On the whole this is a good start to the Moore era, though. One point of interest:- Live and Let Die also features a scene in Bond's house at the very start..... only once before have we seen where Bond lives, and that was at the start of Dr No.

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