Original release: 1973
Running length: 121 minutes
Bondays at 3Below
The British superspy first hit the big screen on Oct. 5, 1962, when “Dr. No” opened in theaters, introducing Ian Fleming’s suave 007 to the masses. Now, a half-century and six Bond actors later, the series is one of the longest running in history. It’s Bond Night at 3Below and we are celebrating with 2 films one celebrating 55 years, the other 45 years and then join us again 2 more films filmed in the same year with two different Bonds. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Never Say Never Again and Octopussy.
Live and Let Die
With charm, wit and deadly assurance, Roger Moore steps in as the suave, sophisticated – and lethal – Agent OO7 in a “thrilling high-powered” (Time Magazine) showdown with an infamous drug lord who’s determined to eliminate Bond and conquer the world!
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.