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When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair hijacking, only Bond can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax, who has devised a scheme to destroy all human life on earth! As Bond races against time to stop Drax's evil plot, he joins forces with Dr. Holly Goodhead, a NASA scientist who is as beautiful as she is brilliant. And 007 needs all the help he can get, for Drax's henchman is none other Bond's old nemesis Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads all the way to a gigantic space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle for the fate of all mankind.
Moonraker Is Out Of This World
Release Date: June 29, 1979
Runtime: 126 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Italian
Country: UK, France
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: PG
Roger Moore ...James Bond
Lois Chiles ...Dr. Holly Goodhead
Michael Lonsdale ...Hugo Drax
Richard Kiel ...Jaws
Corinne Clery ...Corinne Dufour
Bernard Lee ...M
Geoffrey Keen ...Sir Frederick Gray
Desmond Llewelyn ...Q
Lois Maxwell ...Miss Moneypenny
Toshiro 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 Anatol 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
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Albert R. Broccoli
William P. Cartlidge
Michael G. Wilson
"Raindrop Prelude (opus 28, number 15 in D flat Major)"
"Romeo And Juliet Overture-Fantasy"
More Movie Taglines:
- Moonraker Is Out Of This World
- Where all the other Bonds end . . . this one begins!
- Now outer space now belongs to James Bond 007 [Variety ad]
- Roger Moore James Bond 007
- The James Bond 007 phenomenon continues [Variety ad]
- The girls are out of this world [US banner poster ; Style C]
- Now that's out of this world! [Reissue poster]
- The action is out of this world [US banner poster ; Style A]
- James Bond 007
- The villains are out of this world [US banner poster ; Style B]
- Outer space now belongs to 007
- From the most exotic locations on Earth, MOONRAKER will take you out of this world!
- Dr. Holly Goodhead: You know him? James Bond: Not socially. His name's Jaws, he kills people.
[Bond dangles from a cable car a thousand feet up] Dr. Holly Goodhead: Hang on! James Bond: The thought had occurred to me.
Hugo Drax: Mr. Bond, you persist in defying my efforts to provide an amusing death for you.
Miss Moneypenny: Why are you so late, James? James Bond: I fell out of an airplane without a parachute. Who's in there? Miss Moneypenny: Q and the Minister of Defense. James Bond: You don't believe me do you? Miss Moneypenny: No.
Hugo Drax: Why did you break up the encounter with my pet python? James Bond: I discovered it had a crush on me.
- Lois Chiles had originally been offered the role of Anya in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), but turned down the part when she decided to take temporary retirement. She got the role of Holly Goodhead by chance when she was given the seat next to Lewis Gilbert on a flight.
Some portions of the Moonraker assembly plant were filmed on location at the Rockwell International manufacturing facilities in Palmdale, California, and at the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Producer Albert R. Broccoli called Steven Spielberg requesting permission to use the indelible 5-note leitmotif from his Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Broccoli wanted to use it as the entry code for an electronic laboratory door lock in a scene in Moonraker (1979). Some years later, Spielberg called Broccoli requesting permission to use the 007 theme music for a scene in a movie he was producing titled, The Goonies (1985). Broccoli pointed out that there were more than 5 notes in the 007 theme music. Spielberg suspected the producer's tongue was firmly planted in his cheek as he continued to banter. He was right.
In his original 1955 novel, Ian Fleming describes Drax as "a Lonsdale figure". Twenty-four years later, after James Mason, Stewart Granger and Louis Jourdan were rejected for the part, Drax was portrayed in this film by Michael Lonsdale.
Continuing an in-joke used in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979) marks the second appearance of Victor Tourjansky as the "man with bottle". He would return a third and final time in the next Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981), as the "man with wine glass".
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