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Moonraker (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  29 June 1979 (USA)
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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

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Dolly - Jaws' Girlfriend
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Storyline

James Bond is back for another mission and this time, he is blasting off into space. A spaceship traveling through space is mysteriously hi-jacked and Bond must work quickly to find out who was behind it all. He starts with the rockets creators, Drax Industries and the man behind the organisation, Hugo Drax. On his journey he ends up meeting Dr. Holly Goodhead and encounters the metal-toothed Jaws once again. Written by simon

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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's Moonraker  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

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$62,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Dame Shirley Bassey's third and final song for the film's opening sequence. Two previous ones were Goldfinger (1964) & 'Diamonds Are Forever (1971)_. See more »

Goofs

Bond and Goodhead escape the fire and exhaust thrust from the Moonraker 5 blastoff by crawling through a vent duct that shortly ends in the control room. If there ever was an underground rocket launching complex it is extremely unlikely any vents from the launch bay would lead inside the complex itself, as the powerful thrust from a shuttle launch would no doubt shoot the flames straight through any vent and incinerate the room it ended at. Vents would most likely all be directed outside. See more »

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[first lines]
Captain: How are we doing, Richard?
RAF Officer: We should pass over the English coast 15 minutes ahead of time, sir.
Captain: Wow! With this load on our back, that's good going.
RAF Officer: Just trust the RAF, sir.
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[Filmed at ...] Pinewood Studios (London) and on location in Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, U.S.A. and Outer Space! See more »

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This highly underrated Bond film ... works extremely well for several reasons.
24 January 1999 | by (Shanghai, China) – See all my reviews

This highly underrated Bond film, the eleventh in the series and fourth with Roger Moore, has Bond investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Space Shuttle. This film works extremely well for several reasons: first, because Bond keeps his cool and escapes from so many deadly situations; second, because it is the most humorous of all Bond films, especially because of "Jaws" falling in love and its containing the best of Bond's one-liners; and third, because of the special effects the creators gave the film riding on the coat-tail of "Star Wars", released two years earlier. All eight Bond films released since this one (up to "Tomorrow Never Dies" did not gross nearly as much earnings at the box office (when figures are adjusted for inflation).


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