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.
SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld. Written by
Dave Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Bond throws the henchman off the cliff and into the water, the "splash" sounds long before the body even hits the water. See more »
[Small-Fawcett is thrown into the pool by James Bond]
I'm sorry Mr. Bond. I obviously caught you in a bad moment.
M sent you!
Only to plead for your return, Sir. M says that without you in the service, he fears for the security of the civilized world.
[they hug and Bond winks to the audience]
See more »
The moot Bond, or even maverick Bond perhaps. It's pretty terrible, a slick but fraying remake of Thunderball. I've never liked the washed out picture, all powerful sunlight and 80s pastel costume design. But there's good stuff too. There's Michel Legrand's score (the opening song has to substitute for the copyright pre-title sequence). There's pre-hyperbole Kim Basinger. There's Barbara Carrera dressed as a nurse
the sort of nurse you'd find in a Camden nightclub. Above all there's
the pungently nasty Spectre field operative of Klaus Maria Brandauer. I'm always shocked by the sickness and menace of the sequence in the gym. Largely tripe though 3/10
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?