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Live and Let Die

Genre:Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller, Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1973
Running time:121 minutes
Cast:Roger Moore, Jane Seymour, Yaphet Kotto, Clifton James, Julius Harris
Director:Guy Hamilton
Writer:Tom Mankiewicz

Description: 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.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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