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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$67,900,000 (USA)
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Barbara Parkins auditioned and was considered for the role of Octopussy before Maud Adams was cast. Parkins previously starred with Roger Moore in Shout at the Devil (1976) See more »

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When Octopussy throws the bolos at the man on top of the wall, and he falls down, he falls straight forward. It cuts to the next shot, and he is falling sideways instead. See more »

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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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The best Roger Moore - James Bond cheese
20 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

009 is killed in East Berlin while undercover as a clown. With his dying breathe, he brings a fake Fabergé egg to the British Ambassador. This leads 007 (Roger Moore) to questionable antiques seller Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan). Meanwhile war hungry Russian general Orlov (Steven Berkoff) wants to invade the west. He's behind the fake Fabergé egg. Now Bond must uncover how it's all connected with the circus run by Octopussy (Maud Adams) and a first strike against NATO.

Roger Moore is having fun with a more campy Bond. I love the exotic Indian location and the sarcastic Vijay Amritraj. I like the jokey exchanges, and I love east Indian/circus motif. As Roger Moore Bond cheese, it doesn't really get much better. Although the Tarzan yell is a bit much.


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