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Live and Let Die

  • Drama
  • 1973
  • Guy Hamilton
  • 116 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
James BondRoger Moore
Dr Kananga / Mr BigYaphet Kotto
SolitaireJane Seymour (2)
Sheriff PepperClifton James
Tee HeeJulius Harris
Baron SamediGeoffrey Holder
Felix LeiterDavid Hedison
RosieGloria Hendry
"M"Bernard Lee
Miss MoneypennyLois Maxwell
AdamTommy Lane
WhisperEarl Jolly Brown
QuarrelRoy Stewart (2)
StrutterLon Satton
Mrs BellRuth Kempf
CharlieJoie Chitwood
Singer at Fillet of SoulB J Arnau
Miss CarusoMadeline Smith

Crew

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DirectorGuy Hamilton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Eon Prods Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
May be edited for violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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