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 by)
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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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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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According to Paul McCartney, after director Guy Hamilton heard the title song, in its release he said, "yeah, that's good for a demo, but when are you going to do the real record?" See more »

Goofs

After Charlie is killed, nobody is driving the car that Bond is traveling in. Then, Bond tries to commandeer the car with the steering wheel. Just about every car he passes is a Chevrolet Impala, with the exception of two Cadillac Eldorados, the same model Eldorado as the one the killer was driving. 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

UK copies are in "colour by Rank", US copies in "color by DeLuxe". See more »

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Followed by The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Live and Let Die
Music by Paul McCartney
Lyrics by Linda McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
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Peculiar, but not bad
20 October 2000 | by fletch5See all my reviews

As a whole, "Live and Let Die" is a pretty peculiar Bond film. Its characters and settings are rather unusual for a James Bond movie, not to mention the trifling with voodoo culture. However, the result is not bad.

Spiced with the awful 70s fashion, "Live and Let Die" is fun to watch. Of course the film has also intentional stylishness that shows particularly in the clever pre-credit sequence, which contains the murders of three British agents.

Yaphet Kotto gives a strong performance as the infamous main villain, Dr. Kananga. Kananga has many colorful henchmen, like the grinning Tee Hee, who does a very handy job opening a tin. Jane Seymour's Solitaire is a truly graceful Bond girl, but the useless role of Rosie Carver should have been deleted, or recast, at least. And where's Q?

"Live and Let Die" isn't Roger Moore's best Bond outing, but not his worst, either. It's definitely better than his next one, the thoroughly tiresome "The Man with the Golden Gun".


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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:

$35,382,710
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Eon Productions See more »
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Mono | 6-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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