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Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore as Ian Fleming's 007

By: Anders Frejdh
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US one sheet poster for Moonraker (1979)
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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.

Watch the trailer for Moonraker starring Roger Moore as Ian Fleming's 007:

Swedish title:
Original title:
Second unit director:
Ernie Day och John Glen
Release dates:
18 August 1979 (Sweden)
26 June 1979 (UK)
29 June 1979 (USA)
Plot outline:
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.
126 minutes
Promotional partners:
Filming locations:
Brazil (Iguaçu Falls, Rio de Janeiro), Guatemala, France (Paris), Italy (Venice), USA (California and Florida) as well as Pinewood Studios (England), Les Studios de Billancourt (France) and Studios de Boulogne (France)
Film company:
Production budget:
34 Million USD
Sweden Box-office:
13 249 573 SEK according to the Swedish Film Institute
UK Box-office:
US Box-office:
70 Million USD accoding to Box Office Mojo
Worldwide Box-office:
210 Million USD (Source: Box Office Mojo)
Roger Moore as James Bond
Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead
Michel Lonsdale as Hugo Drax
Richard Kiel as Jaws
Corinne Cléry as Corinne Dufour
Bernard Lee as M
Desmond Llewelyn as Q
Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Toshiro Suga as Chang
Geoffrey Keen as Frederick Gray
Emily Bolton as Manuela
Michael Marshall as Colonel Scott
Walter Gotell as General Gogol
Blanche Ravalec as Dolly

The rest of the cast listed in alphabetical order:
Alfie Bass as consumptive Italian
Anne Lonnberg as museum guide
Arthur Howard as Cavendish
Béatrice Libert as Mademoiselle Deradier
Brian Keith as U.S. shuttle Captain
Catherine Serre as Drax girl (Countess Labinsky)
Chichinou Kaeppler as Drax girl
Chris Dillinger as Drax technician
Christina Hui as Drax girl
Claude Carliez as gondolier
Denis Seurat as Boeing 747 officer
Diane Thierry-Mieg as Drax girl
Douglas Lambert as Mission Control Director
Françoise Gayat as Drax girl
George Birt as Captain on Boeing 747
Georges Beller as Drax technician
Guy di Rigo as ambulansman
Irka Bochenko as blonde beauty
Jean-Pierre Castaldi as pilot in private jet
Johnny Traber's Troupe as lindansarna
Kim Fortune as RAF Officer
Leila Shenna as hostess in private jet
Lizzie Warville as Russian girl
Nicaise Jean-Louise as Drax girl
Nicholas Arbez as Drax boy
Olga Bisera as Felicca

Moonraker UK quad poster
The UK quad poster for the film. Copyright © 1979 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.
Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
William P. Cartlidge (associate producer)
Michael G. Wilson (executive producer)
John Barry (film soundtrack composer)
Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
Shirley Bassey (singer of the title song)
Jean Tournier (Director of Photography)
Film editor:
Budge Drury and Margot Capelier
Production desginer:
Sound designer(s):
Colin Miller (dubbing editor)
Costume desginer(s):
Jaques Renoir
Stills photographer:
Patrick Morin
Title designer(s):
Maurice Binder
Second unit director:
Michel Cheyko (1st Assistant Director)
Chris Carreras (2nd Assistant Director)
Stunt team:
Underwater Unit Directed By: Lamar Boren
Action Sequences Arranged By: Bob Simmons
Stunt Arranger (France): Claude Carliez
Skydiving Stunt Coordinator: Don “Tweet” Caltvedt
Aerial Technical Advisor: J.W. “Corkey” Fornof
Freefall Photographer: Rande De Luca
Stunt Rigger: Martin Grace
Pilot: J.W. “Corkey” Fornof
Stunt Glider Pilot: John Long

Stunt Doubles:
For Lois Chiles: Dorothy Ford (Cable car)
For Jean-Pierre Castaldi: B.J. Worth (Skydiving)

For Richard Kiel:
Martin Grace (Cable car)
Ron Lubingill (Skydiving)
Paul Weston (Cable car)

For Roger Moore:
Martin Grace
Richard Graydon (Cable car)
Jake Lombard (Skydiving)
John Long (Glider)
Peter Munt

Other Stunt Performers:
Dinny Powell
Eddie Eddon
Howard Curtis
Jack Cooper
Reg Harding
Tony Smart
Special effects:
Anton Furst
Charles-Henri Assola
Chris Corbould (Special effects technician)
John Evans (Special effects supervisor)
John Richardson (Special effects supervisor)
René Albouze
Ron Cartwright (Special effects technician)
Serge Pouvianne
Visual effects:
Bill Hansard (Process consultant)
Derek Meddings (Visual effects supervisor)
Jean Berard (Visual effects France)
Jon Sorensen (Visual effects assistant camera)
Keith Holland (Visual effects camera operator)
Louis Lapeyre (Process effects France)
Paul Wilson (Visual effects cameraman)
Peter Lamont (Visual effects art director)
Robin Browne (Optical effects cameraman)
Distributor in Sweden:
United Artists AB
More information:



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