Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

A film by Guy Hamilton
Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Roger Moore makes his first appearance as “Bond… James Bond” in 1973’s Live and Let Die. Bond is dispatched to the States to stem the activities of Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), who plans to take over the Western Hemisphere by converting everyone into heroin addicts.

The woman in the case is Solitaire (Jane Seymour in her movie debut), an enigmatic interpreter of tarot cards. The obligatory destructive chase sequence occurs at the film’s midpoint, with Bond being chased in a motorboat by Mr. Big’s henchmen, slashing his way through the marshlands and smashing up a wedding party.

Clifton James makes the first of several Bond appearances as redneck sheriff Pepper, while Geoffrey Holder is an enthusiastic secondary villain.

The title song, written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, provides the frosting on this 007 confection.

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1973
Language
English
Running Time
121 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012
6:50pm
Friday, Jun 15, 2012
2:30pm

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