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
Vehicles featured included NASA / Rockwell International Shuttle Spacecraft designed as six Moonraker Space Shuttles; a Venezian Gondola that can turn into a hovercraft known as the Hovercraft Gondola or Bondola; Q's Hydrofoil Boat, a silver Glastron/Carlson CV-23HT speedboat with accessory hang-glider which is chased by three Glastron SSV-189 speedboats; a white MP Roadster; a Brazilian Chevrolet C-14 Rio Ambulance; a blue Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II which takes Bond to his Rio hotel; a Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter; a BONDinho Rio cable car; a Hispano-Suiza; various American Motors and Jeep vehicles (seen at the Drax estate which includes an AMC Concord, Jeep CJ, and Jeep Cherokee - the AMC/Jeep vehicles at the time of filming were distributed by Renault who would become the majority of American Motors until 1987 when the French company sold its shares to Chrysler where the Jeep brand is now part of the Chrysler Corporation (FCA Automobiles since 2014) and a Handley Page Jetstream Turboprop plane in the opening sequence. See more »
During the Moonraker flight to the space station, the "master race" couples are in zero gravity. Yet none of the hair on any of the women floats. See more »
How are we doing, Richard?
We should pass over the English coast 15 minutes ahead of time, sir.
Wow! With this load on our back, that's good going.
Just trust the RAF, sir.
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This highly underrated Bond film ... works extremely well for several reasons.
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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