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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.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writer:

Tom Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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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

Roger Moore had a fear of snakes, just like his co-star Geoffrey Holder, who had to fall into a coffin full of them. As a result, they hated shooting that scene. In addition, the script supervisor was so afraid, she refused to be on-set with them, an actor fainted while filming a scene where he's killed by a snake, and Jane Seymour became terrified as a reptile got closer. See more »

Goofs

Cab driver 1 calls the Ku Klux Klan "Klu Klux Klan." 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

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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Followed by The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Written and 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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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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