Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Guy Hamilton (1973)

PG Certificate


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This eighth film in the James Bond series marked Roger Moore's first tour of duty as 007. The secret agent is up against the dark powers of voodoo in the sinister shape of Yaphet Kotto, while Jane Seymour's tarot-reading Solitaire is Bond's love interest. Boasting as many cliff-hanging moments as a Saturday-matinée serial, this tale of a plot to flood the US with drugs allows Bond's adversaries - among them sharks, snakes and crocodiles - to be as mechanical as Moore himself. There are some splendid action sequences, notably a speedboat leap that set a new world record, as well as the usual array of gadgetry and gizmos.


James Bond's investigation into the murder of three British agents leads him to a connection between the dictator of a Caribbean island and a notorious Harlem drug kingpin - along with a plot to flood America with limitless supplies of free heroin. Spy adventure, with Roger Moore in his first appearance as 007, alongside Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Roger Moore
Dr Kananga / Mr Big Yaphet Kotto
Solitaire Jane Seymour (2)
Sheriff Pepper Clifton James
Tee Hee Julius Harris
Baron Samedi Geoffrey Holder
Felix Leiter David Hedison
Rosie Gloria Hendry
"M" Bernard Lee
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Adam Tommy Lane
Whisper Earl Jolly Brown
Quarrel Roy Stewart (2)
Strutter Lon Satton
Mrs Bell Ruth Kempf
Charlie Joie Chitwood
Singer at Fillet of Soul B J Arnau
Miss Caruso Madeline Smith
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Eon Prods LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence and swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray