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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

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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

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

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Eon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"Live And Let Die" was the second James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. It was first published in 1954. Its working title was "The Undertaker's Wind" which also provided the name of the seventeenth chapter. Story elements from the novel have also been used for the James Bond films For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Licence to Kill (1989). See more »

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In order for Tee Hee to be able to break the gun, he would need to have quite a bit of strength in both his claw and his real hand equally, otherwise the gun would just slip out of his hand when he tried to bend it. See more »

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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 »

Alternate Versions

The ABC Bond Picture Show arings of "Live and Let Die" restore the opening scene where the agent is killed in New Orleans. The same version also deletes the word "mother" from the line "is this the stupid mother that tailed you from uptown?" See more »

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Live and Let Die
(uncredited)
Music by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
Lyrics by Paul McCartney
Performed by Brenda Arnau
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Roger Moore introduction as James Bond is likable and sympathetic in this spectacular adventure
20 December 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Various agents MI6 have dead. M(Bernard Lee) sends to 007 with license for kill to investigate it.Suspicion lead to Doctor Kananga(Yaphet Kotto) whose public image is a humanitarian person who defends his country into United Nations.He governs the island of San Monique.There lives totally submitted from infancy by Kananga,Solitaire(Jane Seymour).She is a psychic tarots cards reading and doesn't know about the life and acts as a marionette craving make his own way of life.His tutor(Kotto) believes that his virginal state originates her a sixth sense and he trusts the guesser quality to dodging the law.Others characters appear in the film are Baron Samedi(Geoffrey Holder).He's a Voodoo's chaman who controlled to San Monique people for executing the Kananga's orders .He takes his name of death's Voodoo God. The villainous Tee Hee(Julius Harris) , a giant killer copied posteriorly by others Bond films(Richard Kiel in ¨Spy who loved me¨).He enjoys deeply murdering with his steel arm that hooks the victims. Rosie Carver(Gloria Hendry) is an explosive CIA agent who brings to Bond towards the lush jungle of island.James Bond will confront against numerous dangers,odds,risks like the taking on starving crocodiles located in breeding place where there's a cartel saying: Trespassers will be eaten¨.Besides a breathtaking speedboats pursuit developed on everglades(in New Orleans,Louisiana)with bounds and leaps and intervention even of a headstrong sheriff(Clifton James)who pursues them with a police car.As always 007 will utilize several gadgets delivered by ¨Q¨ like a prodigious watch and an air bombing cartridges,both objects with special importance into the film. Spectacular and exciting final confrontation among Bond and enemies in the underground cave is narrated with moving and stimulating manner. Roger Moore as new James Bond is cool,lacked coldness and toughness characterized for Sean Connery however earned in irony,suavity and smoothness.Agreeable title song by Paul McCartney and Wings and sensational music score by George Martin. Colorful cinematography by Ted Moore.Movie is well directed by Guy Hamilton who also made others James Bond films.


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