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Moonraker (1979)

 -  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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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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space shuttle | jaws | cia | cia agent | brazil | See more »

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From the most exotic locations on Earth, MOONRAKER will take you out of this world! See more »


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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

Roger Moore's face was quite bruised after having intense bursts of air pumped onto it in the scene where the gravity simulator spins out of control. The airburst effect seen in the film was colloquially called a Moonraker by patrons who use the hand dryer at the Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill restaurant chain in Austin, Texas where a Houstonian who was a tourist in Austin who first used the XL hand dryer machine noticed the effect similar to Bond's facial expression when seen in the G-force simulator. See more »

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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 »

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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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Theme from The Magnificent Seven
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One of the Best.
6 October 2007 | by (Gurnee, IL) – See all my reviews

It's interesting that some of the most beloved Bond films are also some of the worst (Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only), and some of the most reviled are among the best (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Moonraker, The Living Daylights).

This movie set a new high in entertainment value when it was released in 1979. It was the necessary upgrade of the franchise in the new era ushered in by Star Wars a couple of years earlier. It preserved the best of the genre (espionage intrigue, plot twists, Bond mystique, beautiful women, gadgets, humor, haunting cinematography, and mesmerizing music), but brought them out of the gloomy and cynical Cold War atmosphere and into a more futuristic and optimistic format. It kept the Bond franchise fun at a time when the standards for fun had taken a quantum leap.

Roger Moore does a nice job in his last credible portrayal of 007. Alas, his age became increasingly distracting starting with the next outing.

A lot of fun. Deserves much more credit than it is usually given.


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