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Octopussy (1983)

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A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director:

John Glen

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screen story by), Richard Maibaum (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Maud Adams ... Octopussy
Louis Jourdan ... Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn ... Magda
Kabir Bedi ... Gobinda
Steven Berkoff ... Orlov
David Meyer David Meyer ... Twin One
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ... Twin Two (as Anthony Meyer)
Desmond Llewelyn ... Q
Robert Brown ... M
Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Michaela Clavell ... Penelope Smallbone
Walter Gotell ... Gogol
Vijay Amritraj ... Vijay
Albert Moses ... Sadruddin
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Storyline

James Bond's next mission sends him to the circus. A British Agent was murdered and found holding onto a priceless Fabergé egg. Kamal Kahn buys the egg at an auction, but Bond becomes suspicious when Kahn meets up with Russian General Orlov. Bond soon finds out that Kahn's and Orlov's plan is to blow-up a nuclear device on a U.S. Air Force Base. Bond teams up with a circus group, which are headed by the beautiful Octopussy, who is also close friend of Kahn. Written by simon

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Trivia

The literal translations of some of this movie's foreign language titles include: 007 Against Octopussy (Brazil and Portugal); Octopus (Finland); Operation Octopus (Italy), and 007 Averts The Plot (China). See more »

Goofs

When riding in a military truck parachutes cannot be instantly inflated by Bond pulling the ripcords, given the low speed of the vehicle - the same airflow barely disturbs Bianca's hair or her dress - and even if they could, the soldiers would not rise up into the air since they aren't being towed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: You didn't tell me there was going to be this much security.
Bianca: They moved the flight up to this afternoon.
James Bond: Well, we're going to have to go ahead as planned anyway.
[Bianca hands an ID badge with the name 'Luis Toro' to Bond]
James Bond: Toro. Sounds like a load of bull.
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Crazy Credits

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" - this is the second time in the series that the title of the next Bond film is not given as it will eventually appear (the FROM being dropped from Fleming's original title). See also The Spy Who Loved Me. See more »

Alternate Versions

Versions differ in usage of subtitles. Some have large subtitles in the middle of the screen, "KREMLIN ART REPOSITORY" (over the first shot of the sign outside what is identified, in a slight shadow, as "National Fine Art Repository") and "GET OFF MY BED" (when the Indian man in the chase sequence protests as a thug is flipped onto his bed of nails). At least some DVD versions omit these. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.5 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Entry of the Gladiators (Thunder and Blazes)
(uncredited)
Music by Julius Fucík
Arranged by Edrich Siebert
KPM Music Ltd
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Octopussy (1983)
8 November 2005 | by Boromir007See all my reviews

Out of all the Bondfilms with Roger Moore as 007, Octopussy is the one with the most Cold War aspects, and yes, what a great atmosphere I experienced when I saw the scenes in East-Germany, truly magnificent. If you are talking about those Cold War aspects you should not forget to mention Steven Berkoff his performance of an insane Soviet general with a hunger for power. Wonderful. The other villains are memorable as well: Louis Jourdan with style and sophistication; Kabir Bedi as one of those invincible henchmen and David Meyer & Tony Meyer are deadly twin brothers with an advanced skill in the trowing of daggers. As for the girls this one features two Swedish ladies: Maud Adams and Kristina Wayborn. Both of them are very strong and they have both some lovely scenes. Vijay Amritraj is Bond his ally in India: worth watching. This is also the first of four films to feature Robert Brown as Bond his superior M. John Barry is once again present with a truly wonderful soundtrack. The film is really amusing and has a great atmosphere. Despite the claim of many critics, Roger Moore is still in good shape. The only scene that disappointed me was the one where 007 is disguised in a circus clown, that will be painful for Bondfans, but the rest of the film is great. Do not skip this one.


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UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,902,564, 12 June 1983

Gross USA:

$67,893,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,893,619
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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