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Moonraker (1979)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Dufour (as Corinne Clery)
Geoffrey Keen ...
Toshirô Suga ...
Chang (as Toshiro Suga)
Emily Bolton ...
Blanche Ravalec ...
Dolly - Jaws' Girlfriend
Irka Bochenko ...
Mike Marshall ...
Col. Scott (as Michael Marshall)
Leila Shenna ...


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Release Date:

29 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Moonraker  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)


$62,700,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though little of the source novel would be used for the film, various story elements, themes and ideas are said to have inspired Die Another Day (2002) and to some extent GoldenEye (1995). See more »


These laser guns are supposedly hot enough to kill everybody who gets shot with one, yet, their clothing is mysteriously left unaffected: no burn marks or holes or anything. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

THE END of "MOONRAKER" James Bond will return in "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" See more »


References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »


Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
by Johann Strauss
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User Reviews

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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