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* [[Film/LiveAndLetDie The film adaptation]] of the novel.

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* [[Film/LiveAndLetDie The film adaptation]] of the novel.novel.
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* [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie The second book]] featuring James Bond.

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* [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie The second book]] featuring James Bond.Bond novel]] by Ian Fleming.
19th Oct '11 1:22:19 PM erforce
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* The second book featuring James Bond, ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''.
* The film adaptation of the novel, ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.

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* [[Literature/LiveAndLetDie The second book book]] featuring James Bond, ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''.
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* [[Film/LiveAndLetDie The film adaptation adaptation]] of the novel, ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.novel.
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* The second book featuring James Bond, ''Literature/LiveAndLetdie''.

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* The second book featuring James Bond, ''Literature/LiveAndLetdie''.''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''.
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[[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/live-and-let-die.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:330:[-A fitting introduction to the wildest 007 of them all.-] ]]

->''When you were young and your heart was an open book\\
You used to say live and let live\\
(you know you did, you know you did, you know you did...)\\
But if this ever changing world in which we're livin' makes you give in and cry...\\
Say Live and Let Die!''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Wings}} Paul McCartney and Wings]]''' singing the title song

The 8th JamesBond film, starring Roger Moore in his first appearance. JamesBond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity (a controversial scene, since it involved Bond tricking her), it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them.

It's one of the more [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] Bond films. Some like it for its change of pace (it's the first time Bond deals with organized crime and the supernatural), while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the front and were waiting for PamGrier to show up. It is noteworthy in that amongst the things it did to try and distance it from the "silliness" of the Sean Connery era, it didn't include a scene with Q (he's mentioned though). This is a bit undermined by the fact that it's a film about ''Voodoo'' and includes Baron Samedi, implied to be the real deal. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before, with a bit of an egregious {{ass pull}} of a rotary saw mode on the watch just when it was needed.

Includes a boat chase in Louisiana, which resulted in at least a dozen speedboats being written off when they filmed it.
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!!This film contains examples of:

* AdaptationDistillation: The portrayal of black people is ''much, much'' improved upon. The villains are still evil, but they at least talk like they finished grade school. As with ''{{Goldfinger}}'', IanFleming was a great author but sadly a product of his time.
* AerosolFlamethrower: Bond improvises one to kill the snake released in his bathroom.
* AmusingInjuries: BigBad's death scene.
* AnimalAssassin: A snake, presumably poisonous, is let loose in Bond's bathroom.
* AscendedExtra: In Fleming's novel, Tee Hee is one of three minor thugs ordered to dispose of Bond and Leiter, while the Whisper appears in one scene as the operator of Mr. Big's communications network. The film expands their roles significantly.
* BalloonBelly: Kananga when he's inflated by the gas in the shark pellets.
* {{BFG}}: Bond spends most of the film with his compact Walther PPK, but come the finale, he trades it out for a large [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]], with compressed gas bullets that make things [[RuleOfCool explode]].
* BigApplesauce: Starts at the UN, and also goes to [[NewYorkCity the Harlem]].
* TheBigEasy
* BlofeldPloy: Inverted. Kananga looks like he's going to test Bond's shark gun on Whisper, but he shoots the couch he's sitting on instead (then again, over the years the couch had surely served him well)
* BookSafe: A Bible.
* [=~Chekhov's Gun~=]: The shark pellets Bond is given.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Rosie Carver, though this could be [[ObfuscatingStupidity at least partially an act]].
* DeadFootLeadfoot
* DeathByGluttony
* DeathBySex: Rosie Carver, averted with Solitaire.
* DeusExMachina: Quite unusually, Bond's magnet watch also turns out to have a serrated edge that can cut ropes when the face is spun, which comes out of nowhere in the climax. Ironically, it's perhaps the most plausible gadget in the whole series, so you'd think writing in a mention of it beforehand wouldn't be too hard.
* TheDragon: [=TeeHee=], Baron Samedhi
** DragonTheirFeet: [=TeeHee=]
** DragonInChief: If Samedi is the real deal, he's probably this.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* EvilChancellor: Mister Big himself.
* EvilLaugh: Baron Samedi, who has a single line, but lots of laughter (which even appears in ''[[GoldenEye GoldenEye 007]]'').
* {{Fingore}}: Someone threatens to cut off Bond's finger.
** Along with some... [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean other]] important parts of his anatomy.
* FlashedBadgeHijack: Sheriff Pepper commandeers a Louisiana State Police car.
* FunWithAcronyms: In the novel, Mr. Big's real name is '''B'''uonaparte '''I'''gnace '''G'''allia.
* GadgetWatches: With magnetic and rotary saw capability.
* HollywoodVoodoo: pretty much the whole movie.
* HowUnscientific: BigBad's death scene.
** Not to mention Baron Samedi surviving his "death", and appearing mysteriously laughing on the back of the train at the end of the movie, leading to a RealAfterAll implication.
* TheHyena: Tee Hee.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Bond's dissing of [[TheBeatles Beatles]] music in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. Paul [=McCartney=] wrote and sang the title song.
** Well, [=McCartney=] wasn't really a Beatle anymore when the film was made...
* InstantConvertible
* [=~It's Always Mardi Gras In New Orleans~=]: Averted, it uses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_funeral jazz funerals]] since ''{{Thunderball}}'' had the Mardi Gras-like Junkanoo.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe
** Subverted when Mr. Big says "Take this honky out and waste him!"
** Played straight when Kananga captures Bond near the end of the movie.
* KickTheDog: When Kananga slaps Solitaire in the face after she sleeps with Bond.
* LargeHam: Kananga.
* TheMole: Rosie Carver.
* MutilationInterrogation: [=TeeHee=] and Bond.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: At one point during the film, Bond is trapped on a small island in the middle of a Crocodile-infested pond. [[spoiler: He manages to evade by jumping on the backs of the reptiles.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Kananga, who is at least partially based on Dr Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, who used Voodoo as the basis of his personality cult and even claimed that he was Baron Samedi.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Kananga, after he captures Bond in his underground lair.
* NotMyDriver: Bond and Whisper.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you have guessed that Roger Moore was ''45'' (and three years ''older'' than SeanConnery) when he first played Bond here?
* PistolWhipping: One of Mr. Big's thugs to Billy Bob.
* PrecisionFStrike: The first of (currently, [[AViewToAKill as]] [[LicenceToKill of]] [[QuantumOfSolace 2008]]) four Bond films to use strong profanity. [[SoundEffectBleep However, only one of them gets through.]]
* RapeIsLove: Bond tricks Solitaire into having sex with him and she falls in love with him, thinking it predestined because she drew the Lovers card from his hand, when ''every'' card was the Lovers.
** As in ''{{Goldfinger}}'', this is debatable since he didn't actually force her to do anything. It's still one of his sleazier conquests, though.
*** Additionally, these sorts of conquests are common fodder for characters like [[{{Friends}} Joey]] or [[HowIMetYourMother Barney Stinson.]] The issue is with the much larger problem of whether deception counts as rape, not with Bond in specific.
* ReligionIsMagic: Baron Samedi and voodoo.
* ScaryBlackMan: Tee Hee (the dude with the claw), Baron Samedi, Mr. Big.
* ScaryScarecrows
* TheSeventies: More blatant here than in the others from this decade.
* SharkPool: Twice, once with alligators and once with sharks.
* ShoeShineMister: While Bond is trailing Kananga's car in Harlem, he's spotted by a black shoeshine man, who calls Mr. Big on a radio inside his shoeshine kit.
* SoundEffectBleep
* StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure: By a helicopter while Bond is hiding under the poppy field net.
* StayingAlive: Baron Samedi
* StormingTheCastle
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Quarrel Jr., to his father.
** Which they did to work around the fact that Quarrel first appeared in the book ''Live and Let Die'', but they filmed ''DrNo'', in which Quarrel dies, first.
* TapOnTheHead: Tee Hee to Bond, and Bond to a number of {{mooks}}.
* TarotMotifs: A new deck was designed for the movie.
* ThemeTuneCameo: A lounge singer gives the title song a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVTsiNbICQ Motown-style reprise]], and she mocks Bond from the stage as he's captured by the bad guys.
* TraintopBattle: Though it never actually gets on ''top'' of the train.
* TheUnintelligible: Whisper.
* UnitedNations
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It would seem that every black person in NewYorkCity, [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], and the fictional San Monique works for the BigBad, or knows him enough not to be surprised when Bond's table at a restaurant is suddenly lowered into the villain's lair as the singer taunts him. This could be UnfortunateImplications considering that BigBad is a ''heroin dealer''.
** Then again, they probably don't know that Mr. Big and Dr. Kananga are the same person. In the interrogation scene, Mr. Big [[IncrediblyLamePun Doc Browns]] Bond by pulling off his makeup and revealing Kananga underneath.
* VirginPower: Solitaire's tarot reading ability.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film (Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble").
** Likewise the "put him in an easily-escapable deathtrap and then just walk away and assume it worked" meme is exemplified when Bond is marooned on a rock in a lake full of hungry crocodiles without even a single mook left behind to watch him.
* ZipMeUp: Inverted when Bond uses a magnetic watch to ''unzip'' a woman's dress. Now ''that's'' what we call PowerPerversionPotential.
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[[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/live-and-let-die.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:330:[-A fitting introduction to the wildest 007 of them all.-] ]]

->''When you were young and your heart was an open book\\
You used to say live and let live\\
(you know you did, you know you did, you know you did...)\\
But if this ever changing world in which we're livin' makes you give in and cry...\\
Say Live and Let Die!''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Wings}} Paul McCartney and Wings]]''' singing the title song

The 8th JamesBond film, starring Roger Moore in his first appearance. JamesBond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity (a controversial scene, since it involved Bond tricking her), it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them.

It's one of the more [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] Bond films. Some like it for its change of pace (it's the first time Bond deals with organized crime and the supernatural), while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the front and were waiting for PamGrier to show up. It is noteworthy in that amongst the things it did to try and distance it from the "silliness" of the Sean Connery era, it didn't include a scene with Q (he's mentioned though). This is a bit undermined by the fact that it's a film about ''Voodoo'' and includes Baron Samedi, implied to be the real deal. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before, with a bit of an egregious {{ass pull}} of a rotary saw mode on the watch just when it was needed.

Includes a boat chase in Louisiana, which resulted in at least a dozen speedboats being written off when they filmed it.
----
!!This film contains examples of:

* AdaptationDistillation: The portrayal of black people is ''much, much'' improved upon. The villains are still evil, but they at least talk like they finished grade school. As with ''{{Goldfinger}}'', IanFleming was a great author but sadly a product of his time.
* AerosolFlamethrower: Bond improvises one to kill the snake released in his bathroom.
* AmusingInjuries: BigBad's death scene.
* AnimalAssassin: A snake, presumably poisonous, is let loose in Bond's bathroom.
* AscendedExtra: In Fleming's novel, Tee Hee is one of three minor thugs ordered to dispose of Bond and Leiter, while the Whisper appears in one scene as the operator of Mr. Big's communications network. The film expands their roles significantly.
* BalloonBelly: Kananga when he's inflated by the gas in the shark pellets.
* {{BFG}}: Bond spends most of the film with his compact Walther PPK, but come the finale, he trades it out for a large [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]], with compressed gas bullets that make things [[RuleOfCool explode]].
* BigApplesauce: Starts at the UN, and also goes to [[NewYorkCity the Harlem]].
* TheBigEasy
* BlofeldPloy: Inverted. Kananga looks like he's going to test Bond's shark gun on Whisper, but he shoots the couch he's sitting on instead (then again, over the years the couch had surely served him well)
* BookSafe: A Bible.
* [=~Chekhov's Gun~=]: The shark pellets Bond is given.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Rosie Carver, though this could be [[ObfuscatingStupidity at least partially an act]].
* DeadFootLeadfoot
* DeathByGluttony
* DeathBySex: Rosie Carver, averted with Solitaire.
* DeusExMachina: Quite unusually, Bond's magnet watch also turns out to have a serrated edge that can cut ropes when the face is spun, which comes out of nowhere in the climax. Ironically, it's perhaps the most plausible gadget in the whole series, so you'd think writing in a mention of it beforehand wouldn't be too hard.
* TheDragon: [=TeeHee=], Baron Samedhi
** DragonTheirFeet: [=TeeHee=]
** DragonInChief: If Samedi is the real deal, he's probably this.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase
* EvilChancellor: Mister Big himself.
* EvilLaugh: Baron Samedi, who has a single line, but lots of laughter (which even appears in ''[[GoldenEye GoldenEye 007]]'').
* {{Fingore}}: Someone threatens to cut off Bond's finger.
** Along with some... [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean other]] important parts of his anatomy.
* FlashedBadgeHijack: Sheriff Pepper commandeers a Louisiana State Police car.
* FunWithAcronyms: In the novel, Mr. Big's real name is '''B'''uonaparte '''I'''gnace '''G'''allia.
* GadgetWatches: With magnetic and rotary saw capability.
* HollywoodVoodoo: pretty much the whole movie.
* HowUnscientific: BigBad's death scene.
** Not to mention Baron Samedi surviving his "death", and appearing mysteriously laughing on the back of the train at the end of the movie, leading to a RealAfterAll implication.
* TheHyena: Tee Hee.
* HypocriticalHumor[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Bond's dissing of [[TheBeatles Beatles]] music in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. Paul [=McCartney=] wrote and sang the title song.
** Well, [=McCartney=] wasn't really a Beatle anymore when the film was made...
* InstantConvertible
* [=~It's Always Mardi Gras In New Orleans~=]: Averted, it uses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_funeral jazz funerals]] since ''{{Thunderball}}'' had the Mardi Gras-like Junkanoo.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe
** Subverted when Mr. Big says "Take this honky out and waste him!"
** Played straight when Kananga captures Bond near the end of the movie.
* KickTheDog: When Kananga slaps Solitaire in the face after she sleeps with Bond.
* LargeHam: Kananga.
* TheMole: Rosie Carver.
* MutilationInterrogation: [=TeeHee=] and Bond.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: At one point during the film, Bond is trapped on a small island in the middle of a Crocodile-infested pond. [[spoiler: He manages to evade by jumping on the backs of the reptiles.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Kananga, who is at least partially based on Dr Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, who used Voodoo as the basis of his personality cult and even claimed that he was Baron Samedi.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Kananga, after he captures Bond in his underground lair.
* NotMyDriver: Bond and Whisper.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you have guessed that Roger Moore was ''45'' (and three years ''older'' than SeanConnery) when he first played Bond here?
* PistolWhipping: One of Mr. Big's thugs to Billy Bob.
* PrecisionFStrike: The first of (currently, [[AViewToAKill as]] [[LicenceToKill of]] [[QuantumOfSolace 2008]]) four Bond films to use strong profanity. [[SoundEffectBleep However, only one of them gets through.]]
* RapeIsLove: Bond tricks Solitaire into having sex with him and she falls in love with him, thinking it predestined because she drew the Lovers card from his hand, when ''every'' card was the Lovers.
** As in ''{{Goldfinger}}'', this is debatable since he didn't actually force her to do anything. It's still one of his sleazier conquests, though.
*** Additionally, these sorts of conquests are common fodder for characters like [[{{Friends}} Joey]] or [[HowIMetYourMother Barney Stinson.]] The issue is with the much larger problem of whether deception counts as rape, not with Bond in specific.
* ReligionIsMagic: Baron Samedi and voodoo.
* ScaryBlackMan: Tee Hee (the dude with the claw), Baron Samedi, Mr. Big.
* ScaryScarecrows
* TheSeventies: More blatant here than in the others from this decade.
* SharkPool: Twice, once with alligators and once with sharks.
* ShoeShineMister: While Bond is trailing Kananga's car in Harlem, he's spotted by a black shoeshine man, who calls Mr. Big on a radio inside his shoeshine kit.
* SoundEffectBleep
* StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure: By a helicopter while Bond is hiding under the poppy field net.
* StayingAlive: Baron Samedi
* StormingTheCastle
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Quarrel Jr., to his father.
** Which they did to work around the fact that Quarrel first appeared in the book
''Live and Let Die'', but they filmed ''DrNo'', in which Quarrel dies, first.
Die'' may refer to:

* TapOnTheHead: Tee Hee to The second book featuring James Bond, and Bond to a number of {{mooks}}.
''Literature/LiveAndLetdie''.
* TarotMotifs: A new deck was designed for the movie.
* ThemeTuneCameo: A lounge singer gives the title song a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVTsiNbICQ Motown-style reprise]], and she mocks Bond from the stage as he's captured by the bad guys.
* TraintopBattle: Though it never actually gets on ''top''
The film adaptation of the train.
* TheUnintelligible: Whisper.
* UnitedNations
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It would seem that every black person in NewYorkCity, [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], and the fictional San Monique works for the BigBad, or knows him enough not to be surprised when Bond's table at a restaurant is suddenly lowered into the villain's lair as the singer taunts him. This could be UnfortunateImplications considering that BigBad is a ''heroin dealer''.
** Then again, they probably don't know that Mr. Big and Dr. Kananga are the same person. In the interrogation scene, Mr. Big [[IncrediblyLamePun Doc Browns]] Bond by pulling off his makeup and revealing Kananga underneath.
* VirginPower: Solitaire's tarot reading ability.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film (Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble").
** Likewise the "put him in an easily-escapable deathtrap and then just walk away and assume it worked" meme is exemplified when Bond is marooned on a rock in a lake full of hungry crocodiles without even a single mook left behind to watch him.
* ZipMeUp: Inverted when Bond uses a magnetic watch to ''unzip'' a woman's dress. Now ''that's'' what we call PowerPerversionPotential.
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novel, ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.
9th Oct '11 8:15:12 AM raan
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* [=~Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?~=]: The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film (Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble").

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* [=~Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?~=]: WhyDontYaJustShootHim: The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film (Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble").
9th Oct '11 7:59:26 AM raan
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*** Additionally, these sorts of conquests are common fodder for characters like {{Friends Joey}} or [[HowIMetYourMother Barney Stinson.]] The issue is with the much larger problem of whether deception counts as rape, not with Bond in specific.

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*** Additionally, these sorts of conquests are common fodder for characters like {{Friends Joey}} [[{{Friends}} Joey]] or [[HowIMetYourMother Barney Stinson.]] The issue is with the much larger problem of whether deception counts as rape, not with Bond in specific.
5th Oct '11 3:53:28 PM KingCrInuYasha
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** Likewise the "put him in an easily-escapable deathtrap and then just walk away and assume it worked" meme is exemplified when Bond in marooned on a rock in a lake full of hungry crocodiles without even a single mook left behind to watch him.

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** Likewise the "put him in an easily-escapable deathtrap and then just walk away and assume it worked" meme is exemplified when Bond in is marooned on a rock in a lake full of hungry crocodiles without even a single mook left behind to watch him.
29th Sep '11 1:28:28 AM erforce
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* EnigmaticMinion: Baron Samedi, who seems to be the genuine article.



* GigglingVillain: Well, with a name like "Tee Hee", what did you expect?



* HookHand: [=TeeHee=] pincer arm.
27th Sep '11 12:32:40 PM masamune1
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The 8th JamesBond film, starring Roger Moore in his first appearance. JamesBond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity (a controversial scene, since it involved Bond tricking her into believing a false prophecy), it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them.

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The 8th JamesBond film, starring Roger Moore in his first appearance. JamesBond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity (a controversial scene, since it involved Bond tricking her into believing a false prophecy), her), it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them.
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