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