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 <email@example.com>
This movie is based on the original "Thunderball" screenplay and not the script for the released version of Thunderball (1965). The Maximilian Largo character in Never Say Never Again (1983) was called Emilio Largo in Thunderball. In early outlines / treatments for that movie, he was known as Henrico Largo. Fatima Blush, a double agent from the original treatment, was renamed Fiona Volpe for the movie and excised completely from the book, then revived for NSNA. Domino Smith from the treatment became Domino (Dominique) Derval in Thunderball and Domino Petachi in NSNA. The Italian ship Disco Volante was Anglicised for NSNA as Flying Saucer. The Palmyra estate was relocated from the Bahamas to Morocco. See more »
Obvious stunt double for Domino when Bond rescues her from the bidders. 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
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