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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.

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John Glen

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screen story and screenplay), Richard Maibaum (screen story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Octopussy See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Dolby Stereo in selected theatres)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An octopus is said to have inspired the title of the original short story. Octopussy was also the name of a coracle given to Ian Fleming by friend, neighbor, and lover Blanche Blackwell, as a present for staying at Goldeneye. Ian Fleming derived the "Pussy" name itself from Agent Pussy Deakin, a.k.a. Livia Stela. The "Octopussy" name, specifically, is said to have been named after Fleming's pet octopus. Ian Fleming based the character of Pussy Galore in the novel (and later movie) Goldfinger (1964) on Blanche Blackwell. See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly thought a goof: When Bond is leaving the Circus in Karl Marx Stadt, the band is playing the "Liberty Bell March". This was written in 1893 by John Phillip Sousa in honor of the Liberty Bell returning to Philadelphia after a tour of the US. Hardly a song that would have been played in East Germany during the cold war. The Liberty Bell March was also used as the theme music for Monty Python's Flying Circus. The circus act just finishing was a man flying out of a cannon. Very appropriate. 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

Featured in Octopussy: Behind the Scenes Filming at Wansford (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Clown in the Ring
(uncredited)
Music by Keith Papworth
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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User Reviews

 
Best of Roger Moore's 007's
3 October 2006 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

I have a spot for this film. The photography on location in India & Eastern Europe is top notch. The women in this film are to me the most beautiful ones of the Bond series. Not only is Maud Adams just wonderful, but Kristina Wayborn looks great too. The action sequences in this one are among the best of the series & the humor is great. Louis Jourdan is a great bad guy & the film based upon 2 of Ian Flemings short stories put together by George MacDonald Fraser works well. This film has a pace to it, & you just can enjoy the ride when you watch it. The opening sequence has nothing to do with the rest of the film.

I often still imagine Kristina Wayborn as my girl instead of a Bond girl. The brunette in the opening sequence is a looker too. What I love about the opening is that it sets the tone for the rest of the movie. While the stunts look awesome, this film is played for a lot of laughs along with the action. It succeeds on both counts, & truly is the "Property of a Lady" with so many good looking Bond Women.

Rita Coolidge had her all time best song with the theme song for this film which seems to have been written for her voice. It's an all time high from Louis Jourdan (Kamal) to Bond in a gator tuxedo!


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