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Live and Let Die (1973)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bond
... Kananga / Mr. Big
... Solitaire
... Sheriff Pepper
... Tee Hee (as Julius W. Harris)
... Baron Samedi
... Leiter
... Rosie
... 'M'
... Moneypenny
... Adam
... Whisper
... Quarrel
... Strutter
... Cab Driver 1
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,377,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,377,836
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Roger Moore should not have been available for the part, since at the time he was committed to The Persuaders! (1971), but when the show failed in the U.S., he was "released" from his "contract". See more »

Goofs

When Bond makes M a cup of coffee the coffee grinder is alternately empty/full between shots. See more »

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[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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Crazy Credits

The End of Live and Let Die James Bond will return in The Man with the Golden Gun See more »

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Referenced in La polizia è sconfitta (1977) See more »

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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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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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