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 opening sequence concludes with Jaws free falling into a circus big top which then comes crashing down around him. Footage was shot of Richard Kiel staggering out of the wreckage, but this has now been lost. A few stills from that scene are shown in a DVD extra.
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.
These laser guns are supposedly hot enough to kill everybody who gets shot with one, yet, their clothing is mysteriously left unaffected: no burn marks or holes or anything.
THE END of "MOONRAKER" James Bond will return in "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY"
The Italian TV version is heavily edited to fit into the scheduling but this also alters the plot of the film significantly, particuarly in the opening skydiving sequence. After stealing the pilot's parachute Bond clips it shut and the scene involving Jaws is completely gone. Instead we cut from the pilot screaming to the shot of someone falling onto the circus big top, making it look as if this is the pilot. Also the scene with the girl being torn apart by dogs is gone, after she shows Bond the hidden safe she is never seen again and Drax only appears in the Cucumber Sandwiches scene before we see him chastising Bond for breaking up the fight with the snake.
English, Italian, Portuguese
$7,108,344 1 July 1979
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