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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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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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Trivia

When 007 is held captive in a chair by Tee Hee, Roger Moore's quip "Butterhook" was improvised. See more »

Goofs

When Quarrel Junior takes Rosie's revolver from her on the boat, he tells her, "You might have even killed me if you took off the safety catch". Revolvers have no safety catch, only a semi-automatic pistol like Bond's Walther PPK would have one. 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

Jane Seymour is given an "introducing" credit, even though this was not her first film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some TV prints omit the quick shot of Kananga exploding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vida conyugal sana (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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