LIVE & LET DIE
two faced Carribean criminal with a plan to flood the American heroin market,
Kananga cleverly used voodoo to inspire loyalty in his henchmen and fear in his
enemies. In Live and Let Die, as Mr. Big, he leads one of the toughest,
most organised street gangs in Harlem; and as Kananga, under the guise of
diplomatic security, he controls one of the largest heroin production centres in
the world. Played fiendishly by Yaphet Kotto, Kananga's plan is finally
thwarted by his trust in his voodoo high priestess, Solitaire, and 007's
endurance and audacity.
Bond: My name is....
Mr. Big: Names is for tombstones, baby.
Named after his
wicked laugh, Tee Hee (played by Julius Harris) is Mr. Big's number one. Making
his only appearance in Live and Let Die, Tee Hee's favoured weapon is a steel
hook replacing the right hand that he lost to a rather hungry alligator.
"Oh, the other's twice as simple. You just put your hand in his mouth and pull his teeth out.."
of Kananga's henchmen who got his name because of his voice, Whisper is soft
spoken, but still menacing. Played by Earl Jolly Brown, Whisper works undercover
in St. Monique as a waiter, lulling 007 into a false sense of security with his
quiet, passive manner.
"Your champange, sir..."
The voodoo lord of
the afterlife, Baron Samedi (played by Geoffrey Holder) is an integral part of
Kananga's plot to flood the U.S. drugs market. In Live and Let Die, he uses his
voodoo ceremonies to bump off those people standing in the way of his master's
plan. Quite possibly one of the eeriest of the Bond characters, Samedi is a
forebidding figure who just doesn't seem to want to die.
"Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha"