Lewis Gilbert (1979)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The 11th Bond movie jettisons Ian Fleming's marvellous novel and sends 007 into space. Weighed down by its often clunky special effects and nonexistent plotting, this movie seems to be merely an attempt to update the concept in the wake of Star Wars. Roger Moore is at his least convincing as Bond, Michael Lonsdale makes a lacklustre master criminal and Richard Kiel, the towering henchman Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me, makes a return appearance. Venice and Rio are also part of the package, but too much of the budget is wasted on overblown spectacle, without enough attention being given to the basics.


James Bond's investigations into the mysterious disappearance of a space shuttle lead him to a sinister industrialist, who is plotting to wipe out most of the human race. The secret agent also faces a rematch with his old enemy, metal-toothed hitman Jaws. Spy adventure, starring Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel and Lois Chiles.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Roger Moore
Holly Goodhead Lois Chiles
Hugo Drax Michel Lonsdale
Jaws Richard Kiel
Corinne Dufour Corinne Cléry
"M" Bernard Lee
Frederick Gray Geoffrey Keen
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Manuela Emily Bolton
Chang Toshiro Suga
General Gogol Walter Gotell
Dolly (Jaws's girlfriend) Blanche Ravalec
Director Lewis Gilbert
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray