A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
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
The producers made a conscious decision to make Sir Roger Moore's Bond significantly different from Sir Sean Connery's. For example, Bond never orders a vodka martini, but drinks bourbon whiskey instead. The mission briefing occurs in his flat, not the office (only the second time Bond's apartment is featured in the movies after an appearance in Dr. No (1962)). Bond does not wear a hat. He smokes cigars, instead of cigarettes. See more »
Kananga hits Solitaire across the face with such force that she falls to the ground. In the next scene when Solitaire is looking up there is no mark on her face, not even a red mark, and no bruise is present later. See more »
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... 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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The End of Live and Let Die James Bond will return in The Man with the Golden Gun See more »
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 »
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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