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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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Release Date:

29 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ian Fleming's Moonraker  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First Bond Girl, where the actress shares the first name with her character. Corinne Cléry, played Drax employee Corinne Dufour. In earlier drafts of the script, Corinne Dufour was known as Trudi Parker, and she has that name in the film's novelization. Corinne Dufour was originally written to be a Californian valley girl, but when the production moved to France, it necessitated the casting of a French actress. Her voice was dubbed. See more »

Goofs

Bond looks the Drax airplane in Rio. A few seconds later, he see Dr. Goodhead. She has both hands on the telescope. When Bond puts his left hand on hers, suddenly she has only her right hand on the telescope. 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

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Soundtracks

Moonraker
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Hal David
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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Bond #11: Space trip
13 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Moonraker" was the most expensive Bond ever, but after the success of "The Spy Who Loved Me", the producers were confident enough to take a step into the top budgets, also contemplating that after the blockbuster hit "Star Wars", a technical show up in space would sell. The movie was an immediate success, but apparently didn't become one of the most popular for the fans in long term, admittedly it has a few ups and downs. A very silly bit is the gondola, driving on land in Venice. The centrifuge, on the other hand, was a terrific idea. The opening sequence is a classic again: Bond falls out of a plane without a parachute, so he has to get one on the way down! The duel between Bond and Jaws (returned from "The Spy Who Loved Me") in the dizzying height of the cable railway is breathtaking. So is the beauty of Corinne Clery; not easy for Lois Chiles afterwards to get Bond's attention, but "take me around the world one more time" is a beautiful line. We get a Goldfinger type of villain again, a more sophisticated person though: Drax meets Bond early on, we know he's the bad guy, but we don't know what his plan is. The musical score of "Moonraker" includes quite a few ironic comments, but the western reference was a bit too obvious. The set design for Drax' base is remarkably different from the rocket base in "You Only Live Twice". While the latter was covering a huge round crater, Drax' controls in "Moonraker" are crammed in a rather narrow triangle room, but with a hundred screens nonetheless.


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