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Octopussy (1983)

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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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 simon

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10 June 1983 (USA)  »

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$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,902,564 (USA) (12 June 1983)

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$67,900,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's "All Time High" main title song sung by Rita Coolidge is the first Bond theme song not to feature the title of the movie anywhere in its lyrics. Casino Royale (2006)'s "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell is the second, the Jack White and Alicia Keys' song "Another Way To Die" from Quantum of Solace (2008) is the third, and finally, Sam Smith's song "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre (2015) is the fourth. See more »

Goofs

When the yo-yo saw comes down for the 3rd time, Bond grabs the cord to pull the killer down from the gallery, this was not a wise thing to do, because if the saw hadn't got stuck in the desk, Bond would have lost his hand. See more »

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[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 »


Soundtracks

Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Edrich Siebert
KPM Music Ltd
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Best of Roger Moore's 007's
3 October 2006 | by (United States) – See 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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