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Moonraker (1979)

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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Where all the other Bonds end . . . this one begins! See more »


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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Moonraker  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,108,344 (USA) (1 July 1979)

Gross:

$70,308,099 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production Designer Ken Adam likened the Control Room set at the Studios de Boulogne to a Mondrian painting, because of its black lines and multitude of screen monitors. As such, Adam nicknamed it the "Mondrian Set". See more »

Goofs

After launching from Drax's factory, the shuttles are shown in a proper inverted position, but with the cargo doors closed. When in orbit, the shuttle's main cargo bay doors must remain open to dissipate heat. 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 »

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James Bond Theme
Music by Monty Norman
Arrangement by John Barry
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Huge step for mankind
28 September 2000 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This James Bond adventure from 1979 takes our beloved agent 007 to outer space after he chases the crooks all over the world. He goes there with Dr. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chines) and after them is the steel teeth Jaws (Richard Kiel) so that life in space doesn't get too boring.

Roger Moore does his job well without taking it too seriously.Humor has a big part in this movie.Moonraker is an excellent Bond adventure which is a little underrated.It has some brilliant action scenes for you to enjoy.

I really envy James Bond because he gets all the ladies and he gets to travel all over the world and in outer space.Sure his life is in danger all the time but that's what it takes to be a super agent.

If you want to see James Bond going sci-fi then this is a movie for you to watch.


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