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Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 June 1973 (USA) See more »
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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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Positively surreal Blaxploitation Bond See more (235 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)
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)
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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 .... 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 .... airplane stunt driver (uncredited)
Joie Chitwood .... 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)
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)
 
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)
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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 | Iceland:12 | 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

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Trivia:
According to Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto was difficult to work with but Kotto denies this. Kotto maintains that though he may have been quiet, he was courteous to everyone on the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Bond gives Mrs. Bell her "flying" lesson, the wings are torn off the plane. Yet when he asks her "Same time tomorrow?", the reaction shot of Mrs. Bell shows an intact left wing. It's the same 'reaction' shot as when he climbed into the plane.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just A Closer Walk With TheeSee more »

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60 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Positively surreal Blaxploitation Bond, 15 December 2006
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

And none the worse for it, since every Bond film needs a fresh spin on the same old formula. Roger Moore's first outing as JB is, in equal measures, comical and action-packed. You'll never get bored. But it's definitely the weirdest Bond ever with loads of utterly bizarre moments.

It begins with M turning up at JB's house in the early hours while he's pumping some Italian agent for information (don't you just love his initialled dressing gown). Before sending him to America to investigate a Harlem pimp known as Mister Big he delivers some gadgets from Q-Branch, including a very useful watch. Q himself, or Major Boothroyd if you want to call him by his proper name, doesn't make any appearance in this one.

Standing out like a Muslim in an airport, almost every single black person JB encounters in Harlem is on Mister Big's payroll. And they've got a seemingly endless bag of tricks to play on him. The funny thing about Moore is that he's very proper and British and doesn't think anything of walking into a tough Harlem bar while dressed up like the Duke of Edinburgh. His stunned reactions when they mess with his head are seriously funny.

The action then moves to Lousiana and a savage Caribbean island as JB uncovers a massive heroin plot. There's a particularly long speedboat chase across a bayou where JB encounters Sheriff J.W. Pepper, the most stereotypical southern redneck ever. Think of Texas Businessman from The Simpsons and you get the idea. JB also gets to dodge a hundred hungry Gators and do, many times over, Solitaire, Mister Big's Tarot card reader.

I'm not sure what kind of formidable villain uses a Tarot card reader to help him do business but when you also surround yourself with a hook-handed maniac called Tee-Hee, a quiet fat guy called Whisper and a seemingly unkillable voodoo high priest called Baron Samedi then you really do become a serious baddie. Right? He even goes on a big speech about how his master plan works before attempting to kill JB slowly. Obviously this makes much more sense than just shooting him right away. When will they learn?

Despite being the oldest actor to debut as Bond (at 46), Moore does look younger than Connery. And while Sean was gruff and Scottish, Moore is perpetually calm and refined, even in the face of danger (fingers being chopped-off, snake in the bath, being eaten by gators/sharks). Everything that the British once thought they were. He has a certain sarcastic edge that the other Bond actors lacked. While some of his films may have been the sillier of the franchise, Moore has always been my favorite. And the massive revolver and holster he uses at the end is so much more masculine than the usual, wimpy as hell, Walther PPK.

And, as much as I am no fan of Paul McCartney, you gotta love that theme song! Exciting and iconic at the same time. And also yet another juxtaposition in the weirdest Bond movie ever.

MI6, Harlem, Pimps, Paul McCartney, Gators, Heroin, Voodoo, Snakes, Sharks, Clairvoyance, Rednecks, Afros, Fake Afros, Fillet of Soul, Human Scarifice, Scarecrows and a small-headed man in a Top-Hat who lost a fight with chickens. Is this a Bond film or did the whole world just go insane?

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