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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$27,500,000 (estimated)

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$67,900,000 (USA)
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As Octopussy, the name she is only ever known by in the film, is identified as being the daughter of Major Dexter Smythe, Octopussy being a nickname, it can therefore be inferred that her real name is, at least her maiden last name / surname, would be Smythe. See more »

Goofs

During the fight sequence between Bond and Gobinda, the Octopussy Circus train enters a tunnel featuring a red-and-white sign reading, "Unser Beitrag zur positiven Bilanz: tägliche Planerfüllung!" ('Our contribution to positive balance: daily fulfillment of the plan'). This is obviously intended to be an East German propaganda banner, but the train has already entered West Germany at the time of the fight. 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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Bond As Indiana Jones
23 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Was there ever a James Bond like this one? Oh, there were better Bond stories, no doubt, but I do doubt there were any more entertaining than this one.

In "Octopussy," we get more of an Indiana Jones-type adventure story than the usual spy farce. In fact, there is so much adventure in here it gets tiring, to be frank. It's almost too much....but it is a lot of fun along the way.

The best part of the film isn't the wild adventure, either: it's the humor. This has more laughs in it - stupid and clever - than any Bond film I can recall.

Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jordan, Kristina Wayborn, Steven Berkoff and Kabir Bedi must have had a lot of fun - and been worn out - making this film. By the way, itt's always interesting to see the intriguing Adams.

This and "Goldfinger" are my two favorites of the Bond series, and I'm glad to see so many others here share that opinion.


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