Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker 1979

Agent 007 blasts into orbit in this pulse-pounding adventure that takes the screen’s most enduring action hero from passionate Rio de Janeiro to the forbidding regions of outer space. Roger Moore plays James Bond with his characteristic class and sophisticated wit.

When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair abduction, only Bond can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale), 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 (Lois Chiles), 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 than Bond’s old nemesis Jaws (Richard Kiel), the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads all the way to a gigantic orbiting space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle for the fate of all mankind.

Featuring amazing gadgets such as Bond’s wrist gun and amphibious gondola, Moonraker is an exciting rapid-fire spectacular with astonishing special effects, daring stunts, and exhilarating action sequences.

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Facts

  • Rated: PG
  • Number in Series: 11
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
  • Budget: $34 million
  • UK Premiere: June 26, 1979
  • US Premiere: July 13, 1979

Cast

  • James Bond: Roger Moore
  • Moneypenny: Lois Maxwell
  • M: Bernard Lee
  • Q: Desmond Llewelyn
  • Bond Girl (Holly Goodhead): Lois Chiles
  • Villain (Hugo Drax): Michael Lonsdale
  • Henchman (Chang): Toshiro Suga

Crew

  • Writing Credits: Ian Fleming
  • Producer: Albert R. Broccoli
  • Producer: Michael G. Wilson
  • Director: Lewis Gilbert
  • Composer: John Barry
  • Title Song: Shirley Bassey
  • Full Cast & Crew: IMDB.com
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