PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.
The world premiere was supposed to be held in Houston, Texas. However, problems with the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia, forced the change of venue to London, England.
How are we doing, Richard?
RAF Officer: We should pass over the English coast 15 minutes ahead of time, sir.
Captain: Wow! With this load on our back, that's good going.
RAF Officer: Just trust the RAF, sir.
The external fuel tank on Moonraker 6, the ship that Bond and Goodhead had commandeered, falls away into outer space, and not towards earth as it should. Also it disappears very quickly, as if pulled away.
[Filmed at ...] Pinewood Studios (London) and on location in Italy, Brazil, Guatemala, U.S.A. and Outer Space!
A scene involving Bond and Holly inside what appears to be a meditation room aboard Drax's space station, was shot but never used in the final film. Shots of this scene made its way into some of the press stills as well as the trading cards released by Topps in 1979.
English, Italian, Portuguese
$7,108,344 (USA) (1 July 1979)