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Outer space now belongs to 007
Directed By Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay By Christopher Wood
Cast Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale
Produced By Albert R. Broccoli
Film Editing By John Glen
Cinematography By Jean Tournier
Music By John Barry

Eon Productions


United Kingdom



Release Date

June 26, 1979


126 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

United Artists

Budget $34,000,000
Gross $210,300,000
Based on Moonraker by Ian Fleming


Moonraker is the eleventh James Bond film in the series franchise and was directed by Lewis Gilbert. It was based on the Ian Fleming novel of the same name but was heavily adapted as the novel involved Hugo Drax building a rocket known as the "Moonraker" as part of missile-based defense system for Britain.

This was the fourth film starring Roger Moore in the titular role and also saw the return of Richard Kiel in the role as audience favorite "Jaws" from the previous film, The Spy Who Loved Me.


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  • Roger Moore as James Bond
  • Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead
  • Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax
  • Toshiro Suga as Chang
  • Richard Kiel as Jaws
  • Corinne Clery as Corinne Dufour
  • Bernard Lee as M
  • Geoffrey Keen as Frederick Gray
  • Desmond Llewelyn as Q
  • Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
  • Emily Bolton as Manuela
  • Michael Marshall as Colonel Scott
  • Walter Gotell as General Gogol
  • Blanche Ravalec as Dolly




  • Although there was plans for the 11th James Bond film to focus on the Ian Fleming novel "For Your Eyes Only", the stunning success of George Lucas' 1977 feature film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope resulted in the producers abruptly switching to a more space flavored film and adapted "Moonraker" to fulfill it. For Your Eyes Only instead became the 12th film in the series franchise.

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