Moonraker

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Eon Productions / Danjaq Released 1979

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Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Released:
1979
Rating:
PG

Bond teams up with Dr. Holly Goodhead to investigate Drax Industries, who have made a shuttle that has been stolen. Bond tracks the shuttle from California to Venice and, finally, to Brazil and the Amazon rainforest. Along the way, he must fend off angry assassins, including the mercenary Jaws, and henchmen working for Drax. Bond discovers biochemists working on a deadly nerve gas manufactured from a rare orchid that grows only in the Amazon jungle. The poison is lethal to people, but animals and plant life are not harmed. When Bond finds Drax's secret base, and the missing shuttle, he learns the objective of the shuttle's heist and must travel into space to save England and the rest of the world from destruction.

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      • Production Budget - $31,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $70,308,099 (10th)
        Worldwide gross - $210,300,000 (1st)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $228,571,350
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $683,684,462

      • Other production companies:
        Les Productions Artistes Associés
        United Artists (distributor)

      • Taglines:
        1. The girls are out of this world.
        2. Now that's out of this world!
        3. Outer space now belongs to 007.
        4. The James Bond 007 phenomenon continues.
        5. The action is out of this world.
        6. The villains are out of this world.
        7. Roger Moore James Bond 007
        8. Moonraker Is Out Of This World.
        9. Where all the other Bonds end . . . this one begins!
        10. Now outer space now belongs to James Bond 007
        11. From the most exotic locations on Earth, MOONRAKER will take you out of this world!

      • Filming locations include:
        The Canals, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Amazonas, Brazil
        Argentina
        Aterro de Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Atlantic Ocean
        Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Roissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise, France
        Campo San Polo, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Cape Canaveral, Florida
        Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
        Château de Guermantes, Seine-et-Marne, France
        Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France
        Clock Tower, Torre dell'Orologio, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Galeão´s Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Gritti Palace Hotel, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Grounds, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France
        Grumari Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Guatemala
        Guermantes, Seine-et-Marne, France
        Hippodrome de Longchamp, Route des Tribunes, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France
        Hotel Danieli, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Iguazú National Park, Argentina
        Iguazú Waterfalls, Misiones, Argentina
        Iguaçu Falls, Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
        Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
        Iguaçu River, Paraná, Brazil
        Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida
        Lido, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        London, England, UK
        Los Angeles International Airport - 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California
        Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
        Mining Shafts, Paris, France
        Mojave Desert, California
        Murano, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Napa Valley, California
        Palmdale, California
        Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
        Paraguay
        Paraná River, Argentina
        Paraná River, Brazil
        Paraná River, Paraguay
        Paris Studios Cinéma, Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
        Piazzetta Leoncini, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Pont d'Arcole, Seine River, Paris, France
        Port St. Lucie, Florida
        Pyramids of Tikal, Tikal National Park, Guatemala
        Pão de Açúcar, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Rio de Santa Catarina, Brazil
        Rockwell International Assembly Facility, Palmdale, California
        Hotel Danieli, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        San Nicolo Monastery, Lido, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Seine River, Paris, France
        Seine-et-Marne, France
        Silver Springs, Ocala, Florida
        St. Lucie County, Florida
        St. Mark's Square, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Studios Eclair, Epinay-sur-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
        Studios de Boulogne-Billancourt/SFP, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Fran
        Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        The Bell Tower of San Marco, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Tikal National Park, Guatemala
        Tikal, Guatemala
        Torre dell'Orologio, St. Mark's Square, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Urca Hill Station, Urca Hill, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Urca Hill, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro,
        Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California
        Vaux-le-Vicomte, Seine-et-Marne, France
        Vehicle Assembly Building, Cape Canaveral, Florida
        Venetian Lagoon, Veneto, Italy
        Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Venini Glass, St. Mark's Square, Venice, Veneto, Italy
        Île-de-France, France

      • Music:
        MOONRAKER
        Performed by Shirley Bassey
        Composed by John Barry
        Lyrics by Hal David
        Raindrop Prelude (opus 28, number 15 in D flat Major)
        by Frédéric Chopin
        Romeo And Juliet Overture-Fantasy
        by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
        Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
        by Johann Strauß
        Theme
        from The Magnificent Seven
        Composed by Elmer Bernstein
        Vesti la giubba
        Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo

      • Academy Award Nominations:
        1. Visual Effects

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