Moonraker (1979)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Screenplay by Christopher Wood

James Bond played by Roger Moore


THE VILLAIN:    Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale) - emotionally cold aerospace mogul who company, Drax Industries, builds the space shuttle.


SUB-VILLAINS:    Chang (Toshiro Suga) - Drax's Iaconic Asian manservant/killer.

                                Jaws (Richard Kiel) - steel-toothed killer who now works under individual contract.


VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Drax plans to destroy all life on Earth via space-launched globes filled with lethal chemical compounds and begin a new civilisation created from physically perfect specimens of humanity aboard his space station.


BOND WOMEN:    Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) - NASA/CIA operative assigned to watch Drax.

                                Manuela (Emily Bolton) - agent working for Station VH in Rio de Janeiro.


BONDS ALLIES:    Corinne Dufour (Corinne Clery) - a pilot in the service of Hugo Drax.


THE BOND TEAM:    M (Bernard Lee) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

                                    General Gogol (Walter Gotell) - unlikely ally and sometimes adversary in the age of detente.

                                    Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defence (Geoffrey Keen) - stern British government cabinet minister.


BOND'S GADGETS:    Wrist dart gun with armour-piercing and cyanide-coated darts; cigarette case X-ray device for safe-cracking; cigarette lighter camera; high-speed gondola/hovercraft; speedboat equipped with bullet shield, homing torpedo & hang glider concealed in roof; Seiko watch with concealed plastic explosive and detonator.


LOCATIONS:    Yukon Territory, Canada; London; Los Angeles, Southern California; Venice; Rio de Janeiro; Rio Tapirape, Brazil; outer space.