British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Roger Moore) has just been ordered to New York to investigate three deaths of MI6 agents. M (Bernard Lee) feels that this is the place to start. Kananga (Yaphet Kotto) is in New York and he is the man that the agents were tailing. Kananga is a diplomat from San Monique that everyone feels is playing in the drug game. Heroin is the drug that is coming into the United States and Felix Leiter (David Hedison) of the CIA is wanting to put a stop to it.
Now the other two MI6 agents were killed in New Orleans and San Monique. Bond arrives in New York and his driver is immediately killed. I think they know he is there. Bond does make it to see Leiter but is first going to see a restaurant called Filet of Soul where much of the Heroin is coming out of.
Bond meets up with a MR. Big (Yaphet Kotto) who is supposedly in charge of distribution of the drug. Big orders him killed, but Bond is given a hand by a CIA cover man.
While Bond was meeting Mr. Big, he met a Tarot reading beauty who is named Solitaire (Jane Seymour) of course the cards come up lovers. She comes in again later in our movie. Bond then heads to San Monique to follow Kananga. It is here that he will realize that Kananga and Mr. Big are one and the same.
This is Roger Moore's first bond adventure. They still have all the quirks from the previous movies but they add some real slap stick humor with Sheriff Pepper (Clifton James) and a Louisiana Bayou speed boat race. Roger Moore adds something that Sean Connery couldn't and it's okay.
Director Guy Hamilton is back and this has too be one of the greatest Bond films ever. So enjoy the transition from Connery to Moore and once again keep on enjoying Bond, James Bond.