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Moonraker (1979)

Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Clery, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell

Director(s): Lewis Gilbert

Language: English

Genre: Action / Disaster

Synopsis

In the 11th installment of the 007 series, director Lewis Gilbert delivers a visually thrilling progression in filmmaking. Roger Moore returns as dashing secret service agent James Bond. This time around Bond must investigate the theft of a space shuttle with help from beautiful CIA agent Dr. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) and sexy Euro supermodel Corrine (Corrine Clery). Agent 007 discovers that genocidal maniac-millionaire Hugo Drax (Michel Lonsdale) plans to poison all of humanity from outer sp... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Deril wrote on May 9, 2005, 2:24 pm
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Do we dare get into all the Bond films?? I've seen them all, but several stand out for me. Although everyone loves Connery, I am actually a big Roger Moore fan (most likely cause I grew up in the 80's. I actually find him to be the "funny" Bond. This one was good. The ending was a little lame with Jaws saving their lives and then spending the rest of his floating through space with that nerdy girlfriend of his.
motleymitch wrote on May 11, 2005, 4:49 pm
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I DIDN'T like Moore because he was too 'funny'.
Nonetheless, he did make some good Bond films.
I didn't mind the Jaws character saving them at the end. He did it for LOVE! Comments, Jeffy?
Jefferygn wrote on May 11, 2005, 6:33 pm
Mood: Big french test tomorrow
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Having watched 15 Bond movies since Jan 15, I have to agree with Mitch that they all sorta blend in together. I can barely dicipher one from the other. The ones that really stand out are From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only (only because that was the first one I ever saw, plus it has Topal in a non-fiddler-on-the-roof role!).

Moonraker, I can barely remember, and I saw it like a month ago. It was too much designed to capture the SpFX craze that Star Wars started. Anyhow, like Deril, I never minded Moore. Connery is definitely the coolest, but Moore did bring a certain smirk to the role that I always liked. Moonraker can't really rank among the best of the Bond films.
MasterWoodsman wrote on May 12, 2005, 12:08 am
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I also agree about the blending. The things I remember are the corny space battles and the first appearance of Jaws, one of the coolest Bond villans ever.

French Test?
Jefferygn wrote on May 12, 2005, 7:48 am
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Us civil servants have to take french tests, i.e., demonstrate our bilingualism, if we want to have a career. I'm okay for now as I am in a position rated as "English Essential", meaning that I don't need french officially at all (the reality is another story). However, I have already been passed over for a small promotion because they didn't know what my french level is. So, today I take the first of three tests (oral, written, comprehension). MF!
MasterWoodsman wrote on May 12, 2005, 9:07 am
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Ironic that you move away from Quebec and get a French test!

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