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Writer:
Christopher Wood (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 June 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Where all the other Bonds end . . . this one begins! See more »
Plot:
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A brilliant Bond film that is highly underrated! See more (273 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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)
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)

Ian Fleming  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
William P. Cartlidge .... associate producer
Michael G. Wilson .... executive producer
 
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
Michel Cheyko .... assistant director
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
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 .... sound re-recording mixer (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)
 
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)
 
Stunts
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)
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)
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)
Pierre Boffety .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lamar Boren .... photographer: underwater unit (uncredited)
Rande DeLuca .... aerial parachute photographer (uncredited)
Phillip Grosvenor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Peter Versey .... assistant camera: model unit (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)
 
Music Department
Monty Norman .... composer: James Bond theme
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Andy Armstrong .... assistant location manager: Brazil
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
John Comfort .... location manager: USA
Gilles Durieux .... unit publicist
Frank Ernst .... location manager: Brazil
Simone Escoffier .... production secretary
Josie Fulford .... continuity
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Marguerite Green .... production assistant
Vernon Harris .... script editor
Philippe Modave .... location manager: Italy
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Steve Swan .... unit publicist
Marie-Christine Adam .... stand-in: Ms. Bochenko (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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Runtime:
126 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:13 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:18PL (original rating) | Malaysia:PG-13 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1979) | Peru:PT | 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 | West Germany:16 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Except for a few brief close-ups, the entire sequence of Bond, Jaws and the pilot falling from the plane with Bond and the pilot fighting for a single parachute was actually shot in free-fall. The 7 pound camera for these sequences was mounted on the helmet of another skydiver, and a few shots are of the cameraman's own arms and legs. Stuntmen Jake Lombard and B.J. Worth wore parachutes concealed within their suits. The "parachute" they fought over was actually a dummy 'chute which had to be removed before the stuntman could use the real parachute underneath. Stuntman Jake Lombard would don and remove the dummy 'chute up to three times in a single jump. The actual parachutes used by the stuntmen had both a main and reserve 'chute concealed within the suitcoats. A breakaway seam ran down the backside which allowed the parachute to be opened without the need to remove the coat. There were only sixty to seventy seconds of freefall time between when the stunt performers exited the aircraft and when they had to activate their 'chutes. After factoring in the time needed to get the performers and cameraman into position after leaving their plane, only a few seconds of film could be shot per jump. Therefore, the entire sequence required 88 jumps and five weeks to film, just to produce the two minutes of footage in the final film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the first scene the Moonraker is on the back of the 747, when it flies away the 747 blows up and drops straight down in one piece as if it was stationary and not flying at cruise speed.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Premiere Bond: Opening Nights (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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102 out of 162 people found the following review useful.
A brilliant Bond film that is highly underrated!, 8 March 2000
Author: john-597 (john@e1600.demon.co.uk) from Brighton, England

"Moonraker" is the most unfairly criticised of all the Bond films. The 11th film in the series and the fourth starring Roger Moore, "Moonraker" works very well for a number of reasons. As Ian Fleming's original novel (written in 1955) had become too dated to translate to the screen, the producers decided to capitalise on the sci-fi craze started by Star Wars, and so created a spectacular space-age adventure where Bond himself journeys into outer space.

Whilst this film was certainly inspired by Star Wars, this is not meant to imply that "Moonraker" copies directly from the former. Don't forget that only the last 20-30 minutes of the film takes place in space. Although the laser battle looks dated by modern standards, it is still a classic slice of Bond action, that, as one reviewer has stated, compares with the underwater battle in "Thunderball". And on that level it works superbly.

What I especially like about "Moonraker" is the way it glides smoothly from one action sequence to another. This way, there's not only no shortage of thrills, but an overall level of consistency in the storyline is maintained, where Bond hops across the globe (to Venice and Rio, for example) uncovering clues as to the disappearance of the Moonraker space shuttle. On the way, he survives the customary assassination attempts by the bad guys (Drax and Jaws), and then at the end of the film all the clues piece together to complete the jigsaw. It's steady, consistent storylines like this that prove the key to a successful Bond film.

Purists often accuse "Moonraker" of being too stupid. Although there are some pretty outrageous sight gags, the film still retains its enormous appeal. Certainly, "Moonraker" is the most light-hearted Bond film, and it's quite clear that Roger Moore was enjoying himself tremendously here. His performance in this escapade certainly brought a smile to my lips.

There's also a wonderful cast. Drax is quite possibly the best Bond villain. His one-liners are great and he is certainly not short of ideas on how to dispose of Bond. The beautiful Lois Chiles proves to have the right qualities as an astronaut/CIA agent, and she is a worthy ally to 007. Bond's first romantic encounter Corinne Dufour (Corinne Clery) brings a lot to the film. Richard Kiel makes his encore performance as the steel-toothed giant Jaws. After his superhuman appearance in "The Spy Who Loved Me", Jaws plays more for laughs this time round, but his Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote-type battles with 007 are still entertaining. There's also another henchman, Chang (Toshiro Suga) who provides more credibility if somewhat less invincibility in a superbly staged duel with Bond in a glass factory.

"Moonraker" also sees John Barry at his composing best. He provides a number of rich, atmospheric tracks that perfectly reflect the film's outer space theme. Shirley Bassey's third title song isn't quite as good as "Goldfinger" but better than "Diamonds Are Forever", and is certainly as good as Carly Simon's song for TSWLM.

"Moonraker" has often been placed at the bottom of the Bond spectrum. It doesn't belong there. It has everything a successful Bond film needs: a great plot, superb villains, exotic locations, beautiful women, brilliant special effects (for which visual effects maestro Derek meddings received an Oscar nomination) and action by the bucketful. There are scenes which generate genuine suspense and which feature awe-inspiring stunts in mid-air and on water. The space scenes are well done and all aspects of the space shuttle look true to life. In summary, "Moonraker" is a brilliant film in its own right and should rank up there with "Goldfinger" and "The Spy Who Loved Me" as one of the best Bonds ever made. I strongly urge you doubters to take a second look.

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