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[James Bond Movies]
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Mission: Live and Let Die
Released: July 12, 1973
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: Guy Hamilton
Budget: $7 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $126.4 Million
Running Time: 121 Minutes


Villain: Mr. Big/Dr. Kananga
Organization: Self-Employed
Scheme: Total control of the heroin market
Henchmen: Tee Hee, Whisper
Girls: Miss Caruso, Rosie Carver, Solitaire
Allies: Felix Leiter, Quarrel Jr.
Bond's Kill Count: 7
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[LLD Special Edition]
Universal Exports Summary and Review:
[LLD Movie Poster] Summary: With charm, wit and deadly assurance, Roger Moore steps in as the suave, sophisticated - and lethal - Agent 007 in a "thrilling, high-powered" showdown with an infamous drug lord who's determined to eliminate Bond and conquer the world!

Review: With more tounge-in-cheek innuendos and a less gritty portrayal, Live and Let Die introduces Roger Moore as the new James Bond, a role he takes in stride. The movie, as are many of Moore's films, lacks a certain edge that the Connery Bonds had. Still, Moore makes the character his own: a secret agent more likely to crack a one-liner than kill someone in cold blood. As for the movie, although it was the most realistic film to date, the racial undertones and stereotypes make it a bit awkward. Even Yaphet Kotto protested the way African-Americans were portrayed in the movie. Racial issues aside, the movie was pretty much non-stop action. There wasn't all that much character development although the idea of Kananga and Mr Big being the same person is very interesting. The highlight of the film was the speedboat chase through the Louisiana Bayou. This also introduced, for better or worse, Sheriff JW Pepper. Moore needs to settle into the character a bit more but it was not a bad performance for his first Bond movie.

Universal Exports Rating: 004

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Firsts: Tidbits:
First appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond

First time the Q character does not appear at all

First appearance of David Hedison as Felix Leiter

First time Bond smokes a cigar

First time Bond does not appear in the pre-title sequence

First times a bond song is nominated for an academy award

First time sub-titles are used to denote scene's location
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In early drafts of the script Solitare was Haitian and Rosie Carver was Caucasian.

Jane Seymore was only 20 years old when filming began. She celebrated her 21st birthday on set.

Before Roger Moore even got to say his first line as 007, he had to be rushed to the hospital due to a kidney stone attack.

Whenever something went wrong during filming, at least one crew member would call out, "Send for Sean" as a joke.

Quarrel Jr. is the son of Quarrel from Dr. No.

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Universal Exports Movie Coverage:
The Official SeriesEverything Else
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

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