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Live and Let Die (1973)

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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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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Tuff! Fräck! Frän! (Tough! Brazen! Sharp!) (Swedish poster) See more »


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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,377,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,377,836
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Not only did Geoffrey Holder choreograph his own dance sequences, at the Voodoo club, but it's almost identical to a scene in the series, Secret Agent: A Man to Be Trusted (1964), which, not only features Boscoe Holder, his brother, but, is choreographed by, and features him, as well. See more »

Goofs

Billy-Bob's boat starts out with no scrape marks on the hull, but but the scrape marks disappear and reappear from shot to shot. 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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Live and Let Die
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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
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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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