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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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Guy Hamilton

Writer:

Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

27 June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,377,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,377,836
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Boeing 747-121, seen when Solitaire is flipping Tarot cards, is the second 747 produced at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington, delivered to Pan American World Airways (the launch customer of the 747) carrying the registry number N747PA. Prior to December 30, 1969, N747PA was used by Boeing, as a test aircraft for velocity minimum takeoffs and rejected takeoffs (Boeing engineers refer to this as locking the brakes until the brakes catch fire) prior to the F.A.A. minting the aircraft's type certificate. The aircraft was named Clipper Juan T. Trippe, where it served as Pan Am's flagship airplane, until it was sold off and operated by several owners. The 747 was later dismantled and reassembled in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, painted in the livery of Air Force One (VC-25) and converted into a restaurant. The restaurant was closed in 2009, and the aircraft was scrapped in 2010. See more »

Goofs

Sheriff Pepper commandeers a Louisiana State Patrol Chevrolet Impala with old-style cylindrical roof lights, at the scene where his own car is destroyed by a boat. But when he arrives at the State Police road-block, he and the Troopers who drive him arrive in an Impala with more contemporary roof-lights. One of the other cars already at the road-block when they arrive appears to be the car they supposedly used to drive to the roadblock. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Some US TV versions also omitted Bond and Solitaire's first encounter with Baron Samedi after their escape from Kananga's island. Also omitted was Baron Samedi's landing into the coffin full of snakes after his brief battle with Bond. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.23 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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Traditional
Arranged by Milton Batiste
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"Names is for tombstones, baby!"
8 August 1998 | by J.BondSee all my reviews

Ignoring a Roger Moore who presents a bit of a distraction for viewers watching the series in order, Live And Let Die is an excellent example of how pop culture helps the Bond series survive throughout the decades. The growing concern of a drug-using society at the time is featured, and an immensely popular Paul McCartney does the title theme - indicating that the Bond series need not be rooted solidly in the three-piece suit days of 1962. Jane Seymour gives an excellent performance in her "introductory" role (although it was her fourth film). A bit of black magic and voodoo intertwined with gadgetry and high-tech machinery will have the viewer wondering if, indeed, there was magic in the movie after all - indeed, the cards WERE always right under Solitaire's power. Magical or not, Live and Let Die provides an interesting doorway to the other five Moore pictures - J.W. Pepper returns and Tee Hee seems to be Jaws' forerunner.


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