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Date of Release

World Premiere 26th June 1979, the Odeon Leicester Square, London

Running Time
126 Minutes

James Bond
Roger Moore

Plot
Megalomaniac Hugo Drax plans to destroy all human life on the planet by launching nerve gas-filled spheres from his ‘cloaked’ space station orbiting the Earth, from where his chosen physical and mental elite will re-inhabit the planet.

Bond’s Women
Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles)
Corinne Dufour (Corinne Clery)
Manuela (Emily Bolton)

Bond’s Enemies
Hugo Drax (Michael [Michel] Lonsdale)
Jaws (Richard Kiel)
Chang (Toshiro Suga)

Bond’s Allies
Jaws (Richard Kiel) [he finds love and changes sides in the climax of the movie]
Frederick Gray (Geoffrey Keen)
General Anatol Gogol (Walter Gotell)
‘M’ (Bernard Lee) [Lee’s last appearance]
Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn)

Bond's Car
None on this assignment - Pilots a Space shuttle instead!

Bond’s Gadget
Wrist dart gun that fires armour-piercing and cyanide-coated darts

Main Title Music
‘Moonraker’ sung by Shirley Bassey

End Title Music
‘Moonraker’ sung by Shirley Bassey

Music Score
John Barry

Production Design
Ken Adam

Main Titles Designer
Maurice Binder

Screenplay
Christopher Wood

Editor
John Glen

Director of Photography
Jean Tournier

Director
Lewis Gilbert

Producers
Albert R. Broccoli

Filming Locations
Pinewood Studios, London, England, UK
Brazil
Guatemala (scene with pyramid)
Iguaçu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil (Brazil-Argentina border)
Italy
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA (Vehicle Assembly Building)
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA
Palmdale, California, USA (Rockwell International facility)
Paris, France
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
Vaux-le-Viconte, France (Drax's mansion)
Venice, Veneto, Italy

Budget
$34 million

Worldwide Box Office
$202.7 million

Worldwide Box Office Gross Income 2002 inflation-adjusted
$503 million

 

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Moonraker - Title
Moonraker - Gun Barrel
Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles)
Hugo Drax (Michael [Michel] Lonsdale)
Moonraker - Wrist dart gun