Moonraker

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Moonraker Review


Most rational observers agree that Moonraker is without a doubt the most absurd James Bond movie -- definitely of the Roger Moore era and possibly of all time. And it's exactly that ridiculousness that makes it so enjoyable. Here we have a villain (Michael Lonsdale) who builds a giant space fleet with the goal of living in his secret space station while he poisons all humans on earth (he's building a "perfect" society) -- and he wears a suit the entire time, even while flying his Moonraker spacecraft! Bond's adventures are suitably globetrotting -- and of course, this is the only film where he actually got to go into space, thanks to his cohort, Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles). In addition to the unforgettable Jaws (Richard Kiel), the film features what might be the best double entendre ever, this one from Q as Bond is seen coupling with Holly in low-grav as he orbits the earth: "I think he's attempting re-entry!" I'll say.


Moonraker

Facts and Figures

Run time: 126 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th June 1979

Box Office Worldwide: $210.3M

Budget: $34M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions, Danjaq, United Artists

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 15

IMDB: 6.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli

Starring: as James Bond, as Dr. Holly Goodhead, as Hugo Drax, as Corinne Dufour, as Jaws, as M, as Sir Frederick Gray, as Q, as Miss Moneypenny, Toshirô Suga as Chang, Emily Bolton as Manuela, Blanche Ravalec as Dolly, Irka Bochenko as Blonde Beauty, Leila Shenna as Hostess Private Jet, Walter Gotell as General Gogol, as Consumptive Italian, Mike Marshall as Col. Scott, Douglas Lambert as Mission Control Director, Arthur Howard as Cavendish

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