The eleventh Bond film, Moonraker, took the cast and crew on a journey around the world - from California to Venice and Paris to Brazil. In this installment, an aircraft carrying a nuclear missile destined for England is hijacked and destroyed, yet the missile is nowhere to be found in the wreckage. Bond's attempts to find out what happened to the missile take him to Drax enterprises - where he unearths a dreadful plan to wipe out the human race so that Drax can repopulate the Earth with a 'super race'.
The famous fight scene between Bond and Jaws (one of Drax's henchmen) on top of the cable car was filmed on the carts which continue to transport visitors to Sugarloaf Mountain above Guanabara Bay in Brazil. The boat chase in the Amazon was also partly filmed in Brazil; more specifically at Iguacu Falls in Iguacu National Park.
When visiting Rio de Janeiro, the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car is a must see - giving you a 360° view of the surrounding beaches, Guanabara Bay and the peak of Dedo de Deus. There are two sections to the cable ride, the first taking you from from Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill), and the second going from Morro da Urca to Sugarloaf Mountain. If you prefer the scenic route, it is possible to walk the first half of the journey to the second base station (Morro da Urca) and take the cable car for the remaining distance to the top.
To see the National Park where the Amazon boat chase was filmed, head to the Brazilian state of Parana for the beautiful Iguacu Falls that feature in the film and which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction of the falls - which are roughly 2.5 km long - is Devil's throat, a U-shaped chasm that is 82 meters high, 150 metres wide, and 700 metres long.Khao Phing Kan, Thailand - The Man with the Golden Gun Greece - For Your Eyes Only