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.
After disposing of a familiar looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an ATAC, which went down with a British Spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond also encounters both Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo. Each of them are accusing the other of having links with with the Russian's. Bond must team up with Melina, solve who the true ally is and find the ATAC before it's too late. Written by
Although not mentioned in the film, Roger Moore said in his autobiography that the character of Bibi Dahl was supposed to be only 16 years old. See more »
The sound of the diving helicopter when 007 was attacked at the beginning, and again with the attacking seaplane, when Melina's parents were killed on the yacht, is that of the Junkers JU-87 dive bomber, or "Stuka," and not that of a helicopter or seaplane. See more »
Mr. Bond, Mr. Bond. I'm so glad I caught you. Your office called. They're sending a helicopter to pick you up. Some sort of emergency.
It usually is. Thank you.
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The Bond series was moving into the wrong direction in 1979 with Moonraker, John Glen takes over the directing for the next 5 adventures, beginning with 'For Your Eyes Only'.
Bond is back down to Earth with a bang, a very satisfying entry in the Bond series. The film is much more Fleming-like, that is until Dalton comes in.
The story is very interesting because it's more of a spy movie, Moore has some work to do here!!! There's no reliance on the gadgets. The Bond girl played by Carole Bouquet is very good, not just a pretty girl!
The acting is much better than Moonraker, John Glen eases into the directing quite comfortably.
The photography is wonderful, very realistic colour use.
There are some fun stunt sequences, the ski chase is fantastic.
The film score is fun, but a product of its time, unlike Barry, the music doesn't transcend the generations!
Overall, 'For Your Eyes Only' is a satisfying Bond picture. Obviously you'll be viewing it in wide-screen!!! James Bond returns in Octopussy!
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