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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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The villains are out of this world [US banner poster ; Style B] See more »


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Release Date:

29 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Moonraker  »

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Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)


$62,700,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The majority of the women seen as part of Drax's master race were Paris models with the exception of Anne Lonnberg (who was a musician and actress prior to taking the role of the museum tour guide). The receptionist seen at he Venini Glass gallery (Irka Bochenko) later became a musician (using the pseudonym Iren Bo) - she recorded a hit single (Happy Birthday Mr. Bond) for the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series (with Sir Roger Moore providing background vocals). See more »


During the chase on the Amazon river, Bond fires an underwater missile at one of the boats. The missile hits the rear of the boat, however, the explosion is in the front of the boat. 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 »


Spoofed in Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »


Moonraker - Reprise
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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User Reviews

Not Great, But Still A Likable Bond Movie
10 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without Sean Connery in the starring role, I wasn't expecting that much, so this was a pleasant surprise because I found it to be one of the better Bond movies. I'm not saying it was one of the better-made, just one I enjoyed more than most.

Except for Roger Moore as Bond, the actors in here are mostly no-names. However, it was entertaining, had some good action scenes, lots of pretty woman, almost no profanity and some nice European and American scenery. The opening six minutes of action was great as were the opening credits.

Gee, I sound like I'm describing almost all the Bond movies. Well, I just felt this one is a notch above most of them in the categories listed above. The only negative to me was the ending, unfortunately. It was just too hokey and didn't live up to the excellence of the first 100 minutes.

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