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Live and Let Die


Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 1971 and is directed by Guy Hamilton. The film's theme tune is 'Live and Let Die' and was sung by Paul McCartney and Wings.

The film marked the first appearance of Roger Moore as the suave British secret agent, James Bond. After the murders of three secret agents in New York, New Orleans and on the Carribean Island of San Monique, James Bond is tasked with investigating the murders. James is sent to New York where the first murder happened at a United Nations. James's investigations leads him to a restaurant Fillets of Soul in Harlem where he meets Doctor Kanaga who has been masquerading as Mr. Big, He also meets Solitaire for the first time before Doctor Kanaga orders that James Bond be taken out and shot but James is able to escape from the two would be assassins. He reunited with Felix Leiter after he has escaped.

James travels to Monique where he finds that Mrs Bond has already arrived. This turns out to be Rosie Carver who is a C.I.A. but is in fact a double agent. He takes advantage of the situation to gain information about Doctor Kanaga and get to his chalet where he meets Solitaire again, the first time in the restaurant in New York. They escape from the house and travel to New Orleans.

It is here where James finds out about Kanaga's plot to use his restaurants to gain a whole lot of heroin addicts and bankrupt the other competitors. When Kanaga catches up with Bond, he is angered by the fact that James Bond slept with Solitaire and who no longer posses the power of foresight. Kanaga takes James Bond to a crocodile farm where Bond is to be eaten by crocodiles but James Bond manages to escape and steal a speedboat to escape. It marks the first appearance of two of Sheriff J.W. Pepper who is coordinating the hunt for James Bond.

James returns to San Monique to destroy the heroin fields, kill the voodoo priest Baron Samedi who apart from being an entertainer is also instilling fear into the residents of the island. James Bond and Solitaire manage to get into the underground base of Doctor Kanaga and defeat him once and for all.

At the end, when James and Solitaire are on the train, they have to deal with Tee Hee with his prosthetic arm once last time. At the end, Baron Samedi is seen laughing on the back of the train but doesn't confront Bond.

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