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Moonraker (1979)

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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writer:

Christopher Wood (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Irka Bochenko ... Blonde Beauty
Mike Marshall Mike Marshall ... Col. Scott (as Michael Marshall)
Leila Shenna Leila Shenna ... Hostess Private Jet
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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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Now outer space now belongs to James Bond 007 [Variety ad] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | Italian | Portuguese

Release Date:

29 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Moonraker See more »

Filming Locations:

Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,108,344, 1 July 1979, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,308,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The blast chamber, for Moonraker Shuttle Number 5, was actually a set which wasn't used. It was for another scene, as it included a meeting room, and could be collapsed to form the blast chamber. See more »

Goofs

When Bond first meets him Drax says "Your reputations precedes you" MI6 must have the worst security ever since, among others, Tiffany Case , Stromberg and Lazar also know who he is. 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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Crazy Credits

THE END of "MOONRAKER" James Bond will return in "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Weekly Bond: Moneypenny Rankings: Worst to Best (2013) See more »

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Vesti la giubba
from "Pagliacci"
(uncredited)
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
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A great film worthy of more than the rating!
20 December 1999 | by TacticalGearSee all my reviews

This is a truly great film. It has a low rating 5.2/10 and even less in others but in my opinion was the (second) most enjoyable "Bond" film that i have seen. I have seen all of them all except the most recent and they are all good in their own right, but this is one of the best. Not only that, but it stars Roger Moore who was the best "Bond." Thank-you.


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