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.
James Bond's next mission sends him to the circus. A British agent was murdered and found holding onto a priceless Faberge 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 a nuclear device in an American Air Force Base. Bond teams up with a circus group, which are headed by the beautiful Octopussy, who is also close friend of Kahn. Will Bond be quick enough, before World War III begins? Written by
During casting, James Brolin was almost given the role of James Bond, when at the last minute, Sir Roger Moore agreed to play Bond again. Brolin's screentests can be seen on the DVD. Moore had gone out of contract after Moonraker (1979), and had agreed to return to the role one more time in For Your Eyes Only (1981). The production went with Moore, because this film would be competing with Never Say Never Again (1983), starring original and former James Bond actor, and legend, Sir Sean Connery. The uncertainty in using an American actor in the role, having to introduce a new actor, and going-up against Connery were the reasons. In the meantime, Oliver Tobias, Michael Billington, Timothy Dalton, and Ian Ogilvy had also been considered for James Bond. See more »
There were F-111 aircraft shown at the fictional Feldstadt Air Force Base. During the time of the movie (or any other time) there were no F-111 fighter aircraft stationed in Germany. The nearest ones would have been in either Lakenheath or Upper Heyford, England. See more »
You didn't tell me there was going to be this much security.
They moved the flight up to this afternoon.
Well, we're going to have to go ahead as planned anyway.
[Bianca hands an ID badge with the name 'Luis Toro' to Bond]
Toro. Sounds like a load of bull.
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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 »
"I'm sure the General will get a big blast out of this!" - "I know he wont be disappointed."
Excellent film that must be among the best in the series. It really feels like a genuine Bond movie. Like Broccoli & Co went all in. Top- notch action, mysterious women, eccentric villains and great locations. And Roger Moore was born to be a leading man. When Connery got worse for each film, Moore just got better. In Octopussy he is super- confident and handles both the drama and humor with ease.
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