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Live and Let Die (1973)

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James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation 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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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

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:

$35,377,836
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Eon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The producers were reportedly required to pay protection money to a local Harlem gang to ensure the crew's safety. When the cash ran out, they were "encouraged" to leave. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

In the chase scene where Sheriff J.W. Pepper passes a slow-moving truck and shouts "Did you ever think of getting a driver's license, boy?", some TV versions have the line replaced with "Why don't you build a fence around it?". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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Arranged by Milton Batiste
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Very nice change
15 August 2018 | by rich-37209See all my reviews

After all the physical stuff with Sean Connery, Roger Moore will always be the true James Bond to me. Understated humour and a lot of Britishness. I love it. And, needless to say, Jane Seymour is positively enchanting.


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