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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... James Bond

Lois Chiles ... Holly Goodhead

Michael Lonsdale ... Hugo Drax

Richard Kiel ... Jaws

Corinne Cléry ... Corinne Dufour (as Corinne Clery)

Bernard Lee ... M

Geoffrey Keen ... Sir Frederick Gray

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Toshirô Suga ... Chang (as Toshiro Suga)
Emily Bolton ... Manuela
Blanche Ravalec ... Dolly - Jaws' Girlfriend
Irka Bochenko ... Blonde Beauty
Mike Marshall ... Col. Scott (as Michael Marshall)
Leila Shenna ... Hostess Private Jet
Anne Lonnberg ... Museum Guide
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Pilot Private Jet (as Jean Pierre Castaldi)

Walter Gotell ... General Gogol
Douglas Lambert ... Mission Control Director
Arthur Howard ... Cavendish
Alfie Bass ... Consumptive Italian
Brian Keith ... U.S. Shuttle Captain
George Birt ... Captain Boeing 747
Kim Fortune ... R.A.F. Officer
Lizzie Warville ... Russian Girl
Johnny Traber's Troupe ... Funambulists
Nicholas Arbez ... Drax's Boy
Guy Di Rigo ... Ambulanceman
Chris Dillinger ... Drax's Technician
Claude Carliez ... Gondolier
Georges Beller ... Drax's Technician
Denis Seurat ... Officer Boeing 747
Chichinou Kaeppler ... Drax's Girl - Signora Del Mateo
Christina Hui ... Drax's Girl

Françoise Gayat ... Drax's Girl - Lady Victoria Devon (as Francoise Gayat)
Nicaise Jean-Louis ... Drax's Girl (as Nicaise Jean Louis)
Catherine Serre ... Drax's Girl - Countess Labinsky
Béatrice Libert ... Drax's Girl - Mademoiselle Deradier (as Beatrice Libert)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ken Adam ... Man at St. Marks Square (uncredited)
Jean-Louis Airola ... Drax Radarman 2 (uncredited)
S. Newton Anderson ... Samuel (uncredited)
Jenny Arasse ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Michel Berreur ... Venice Boat Pilot (uncredited)
Daniel Breton ... Fighting Monk / Spatial Base Guard (uncredited)

Albert R. Broccoli ... Man at St. Marks Square (uncredited)

Dana Broccoli ... Woman at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper ... Space Fighter (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Space Fighter (uncredited)
Guy Delorme ... Tree Assassin (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon ... Space Fighter (uncredited)

Benoît Ferreux ... Moonraker Pilot (uncredited)
Patrick Floersheim ... Moonraker Pilot (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal ... Space Fighter (uncredited)
David Gabison ... Technician in Drax Launching Site (uncredited)
John Gant ... Venice Coffin Assassin (uncredited)

Lewis Gilbert ... Man at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)

Richard Graydon ... Space Fighter (uncredited)
Rika Hofmann ... Model (uncredited)
Peter Howitt ... Rio de Janeiro Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Dominique Hulin ... (uncredited)
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse ... Sailor at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)

Gilles Kohler ... Space Fighter (uncredited)
Carlos Kurt ... Airport Metal Detector Guard (uncredited)
Melinda Maxwell ... Drax's Girl (uncredited)
Marc Mazza ... Technician in Venini Laboratory (uncredited)
Alexandra Middendorf ... Moonraker Launch Technician (uncredited)
Patrick Morin ... Painter at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)
Ralph Morse ... Astronaut (uncredited)
Daniel Perche ... Drax Radarman 1 (uncredited)
Jacques Pisias ... Waiter at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)
Jean Rupert ... Technician in Venini laboratory (uncredited)
Marc Smith ... Tannoy voice (uncredited)
John Sullivan ... Space Fighter (uncredited)

Victor Tourjansky ... Man with Bottle (uncredited)
Jean Tournier ... Painter at St. Mark's Square (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Corinne Dufour (voice) (uncredited)
Herma Vos ... Astronaut (uncredited)
Malcolm Weaver ... Space Fighter (uncredited)

Paul Weston ... Space Fighter (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Man Outside Venini Glass / NASA Technician / Man on Bridge (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
Writing credits
Christopher Wood (screenplay)

Gerry Anderson  screenplay (uncredited)
Tony Barwick  character creator (uncredited)
Ian Fleming  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
William P. Cartlidge .... associate producer
Michael G. Wilson .... executive producer
Gerry Anderson .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Glen 
Casting by
Margot Capelier 
Weston Drury Jr. 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
Art Direction by
Charles Bishop 
Max Douy 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
Makeup Department
Monique Archambault .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Mike Jones .... hair: Roger Moore's
Pierre Vadé .... hairdresser (as Pierre Vade)
Jacques Michel .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Robert Boulic .... assistant unit manager: France
Terence Churcher .... production manager
Chris Kenny .... unit manager (U.K. )
Robert Saussier .... unit manager (France )
Jean-Pierre Spiri-Mercanton .... production manager
Roberto Bakker .... production manager: Latin America (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett .... assistant director: second unit
Meyer Berreby .... assistant director: second unit
Chris Carreras .... second assistant director
Mishka Cheyko .... assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)
Ernest Day .... second unit director
John Glen .... second unit director
Gareth Tandy .... assistant director: models
Lamar Boren .... underwater unit director (uncredited)
Barbara Broccoli .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director: space battle (uncredited)
Stefano Priori .... additional assistant director: action unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Ernest Archer .... assistant art director (as Ernie Archer)
Pierre Charron .... set dresser
David Coley .... carpenter: 1st assistant to Harry Laing
Jacques Douy .... assistant art director
Serge Douy .... assistant art director
Louis Duquenne .... construction manager
John Fenner .... assistant art director
Marc Frédérix .... assistant art director (as Marc Frederix)
Alain Guyard .... buyer
André Labussière .... set dresser (as Andre Labussiere)
Harry Lange .... space art director
John Lanzer .... buyer
Raymond Lemoigne .... props (as Raymond Le Moigne)
Jean-Pierre Nossereau .... buyer (as Jean Nossereau)
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Pierre Roudeix .... props
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
Frank Walsh .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Daniel Brisseau .... sound mixer
Gérard de Lagarde .... sound assistant (as Gerard De Lagarde)
Dino Di Campo .... dubbing editor
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer
John Iles .... consultant: Dolby
Catherine Kelber .... dialogue editor
Jean Labourel .... sound assistant
Nicolas Le Messurier .... re-recording mixer
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects (as Jean Pierre Lelong)
Gordon K. McCallum .... chief re-recording mixer
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor
Allan Sones .... dubbing editor
Nigel Galt .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
William Parnell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
René Albouze .... special effects (as Rene Albouze)
Charles-Henri Assola .... special effects (as Charles Assola)
John Evans .... special effects
Serge Pouvianne .... special effects (as Serge Ponvianne)
John Richardson .... special effects
Ron Cartwright .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Chris Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Anton Furst .... special effects (uncredited)
Marc Ratcliffe .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jean Berard .... visual effects (France )
Robin Browne .... optical effects cameraman
Bill Hansard .... process consultant
Peter Lamont .... visual effects art director
Louis Lapeyre .... process effects (France )
Derek Meddings .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Wilson .... visual effects cameraman
Keith Holland .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Jon Sorensen .... visual effects assistant camera (uncredited)
Michel Berreur .... stunts
Daniel Breton .... stunts
Claude Carliez .... stunt arranger: France
Claude Carliez .... stunts
Guy Di Rigo .... stunts
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Martin Grace .... stunts
Richard Graydon .... stunts
Bob Simmons .... action sequence arranger
Paul Weston .... stunts
Don 'Tweet' Caltvedt .... skydiving stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal .... stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Richard Kiel, cable car sequence (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunt double: Roger Moore, cable car sequence (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Jake Lombard .... skydiving stunt double: James Bond (uncredited)
John Long .... stunt glider pilot (uncredited)
Ron Luginbill .... skydiving stunt double: Jaws (uncredited)
Peter Munt .... stunt double: horse stunts (uncredited)
Claude Pillas .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Dinny Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Michael Turk .... nautical stunt arranger (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunt double: Richard Kiel (uncredited)
B.J. Worth .... skydiving stunt double: pilot (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Delattre .... camera operator
Michel Deloire .... camera operator
James Devis .... camera operator
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... camera grip (as Chunky Huse)
Alec Mills .... camera operator
John Morgan .... camera operator
Patrick Morin .... still photographer
Jacques Renoir .... camera operator: second unit
René Strasser .... key grip (as Rene Strasser)
Jacques Touillaud .... gaffer (as Jacques Touilland)
Peter Bischoff .... still photographer (uncredited)
Pierre Boffety .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lamar Boren .... photographer: underwater unit (uncredited)
Rande DeLuca .... aerial parachute photographer (uncredited)
Phillip Grosvenor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael J. Jacobs .... special unit photographer (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Miki Thomas .... clapper/loader: a camera (uncredited)
Peter Versey .... assistant camera: model unit (uncredited)
Richard Vidal .... electrician france (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colette Baudot .... wardrobe mistress
Jean Zay .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Peter Davies .... assistant editor
John Grover .... assembly editor
Luce Grunenwaldt .... assistant editor (as Luce Gruenwaldt)
Mike Round .... assistant editor (as Michael Round)
Alan Strachan .... assembly editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Andy Armstrong .... assistant location manager: Brazil
John Comfort .... location manager: USA
Frank Ernst .... location manager: Brazil
Philippe Modave .... location manager: Italy
Music Department
Monty Norman .... composer: James Bond theme
Roger Roche .... music engineer (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Dominique Bach .... secretary to producer
Brian Bailey .... production accountant
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production coordinator
Paul Beugin .... production accountant: France
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main titles
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Eric Burgess .... space consultant
Gilles Durieux .... unit publicist
Simone Escoffier .... production secretary
Josie Fulford .... continuity
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Marguerite Green .... production assistant
Vernon Harris .... script editor
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Steve Swan .... unit publicist
Marie-Christine Adam .... stand-in: Ms. Bochenko (uncredited)
Jeremy Coote .... runner: uk (uncredited)
Tony Dyson .... robotics (uncredited)
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof .... consultant: aviation (uncredited)
Steve Gadler .... stand-in: Mr. Moore (uncredited)
A.N. Other .... stand-in: Mr. Llewelyn (uncredited)
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist: Italy (uncredited)
Denis Seurat .... stand-in (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
  • Pinewood Studios  sound re-recording by (as Pinewood Studios {London})
  • S.I.M.O.  sound re-recording by (as S.I.M.O. {Paris})
  • Studio Davout  music recording at (as Studio Davout {Paris})

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ian Fleming's Moonraker" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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126 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Argentina:13 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:PG | Japan:G (2015) | Malaysia:18PL (original rating) | Malaysia:P13 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1979) | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: audio commentary) (2009) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2001) (2006) | USA:PG (certificate #25614) | West Germany:16 (original rating)

Did You Know?

This was the highest grossing Bond movie up until the release of GoldenEye (1995).See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Bond is in one of the corridors of Drax's space station as the station rattles from the attack, many of the "metal" walls flex as if made of foam or rubber.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.
See more »
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106 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
I LOVE IT!!!, 24 March 2004
Author: eamon-hennedy ( from Co Down, Northern Ireland

Please, don't judge me too harshly, but I love Moonraker, the peak of all things Roger Moore. Never again would the Bond films be this over the top or overtly silly, but the truth is that Moonraker does it right. It will never win awards for being the most subtle Bond film ever made, but it should not be trashed in the way that it usually is because deep down Moonraker is just great fun. Roger Moore's Bond is just fun to be with, the on going joke that everytime Jaws tries to kill Bond he almost gets killed himself, complete with close ups of his exasperated face are brilliant (not subtle, but guaranteed to get you chuckling) and one of the loveliest Bond girls, CIA agent Holly Goodhead.

The script here is definitely not in the same league as the likes of From Russia With Love, The World is Not Enough, Licence to Kill or For Your Eyes Only, but Bond films never set out to be thought provoking pieces of art, they are meant to be grandiose fun pieces of entertainment and if you take Bond films on those levels then Moonraker succeeds admirably. Sure none of the acting is award worthy, and its frequently over the top in every regard. Over the top humor, over the top action sequences (a fight scene in a glass shop sees every bit of glass get destroyed) while the space sequences features a gigantic space battle complete with laser beams.

However there is a lot to like here. The pre title sequence is superb, featuring some of the best stunt work you will ever see in a pre-Brosnan Bond, the special effects are magnificent and lastly John Barry's music is quite simply the best he has ever come up with. For a film so over the top his music is beautiful and would set the hallmarks for his future scores. The sweeping orchestra and beautiful theme song by Shirley Bassey are classics.

Once again I end my review with a note not to judge me, but Moonraker is simply wonderful entertainment and one of my favorite Bond film of all time.

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