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Director:
Writers:
George MacDonald Fraser (screen story and screenplay) and
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Release Date:
10 June 1983 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Nobody does it better...thirteen times. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... James Bond

Maud Adams ... Octopussy

Louis Jourdan ... Kamal

Kristina Wayborn ... Magda

Kabir Bedi ... Gobinda

Steven Berkoff ... Orlov
David Meyer ... Twin One
Tony Meyer ... Twin Two (also as Anthony Meyer)

Desmond Llewelyn ... Q

Robert Brown ... M

Lois Maxwell ... Miss Moneypenny
Michaela Clavell ... Penelope Smallbone

Walter Gotell ... Gogol
Vijay Amritraj ... Vijay

Albert Moses ... Sadruddin
Geoffrey Keen ... Minister of Defence
Douglas Wilmer ... Fanning
Andy Bradford ... 009
Philip Voss ... Auctioneer
Bruce Boa ... U.S. General

Richard LeParmentier ... U.S. Aide (as Richard Parmentier)
Paul Hardwick ... Soviet Chairman
Suzanne Jerome ... Gwendoline
Cherry Gillespie ... Midge

Dermot Crowley ... Kamp
Peter Porteous ... Lenkin
Eva Reuber-Staier ... Rublevitch (as Eva Rueber-Staier)
Jeremy Bulloch ... Smithers (as Jeremy Bullock)
Tina Hudson ... Bianca
William Derrick ... Thug with Yo-yo
Stuart Saunders ... Major Clive
Patrick Barr ... British Ambassador
Gabor Vernon ... Borchoi
Hugo Bower ... Karl
Ken Norris ... Colonel Toro
Tony Arjuna ... Mufti
Gertan Klauber ... Bubi
Brenda Cowling ... Schatzi
David Grahame ... Petrol Pump Attendant
Brian Coburn ... South American V.I.P.
Michael Halphie ... South American Officer
Mary Stavin ... Octopussy Girl
Carolyn Seaward ... Octopussy Girl

Carole Ashby ... Octopussy Girl
Cheryl Anne ... Octopussy Girl
Jani-Z ... Octopussy Girl
Julie Martin ... Octopussy Girl
Joni Flynn ... Octopussy Girl
Julie Barth ... Octopussy Girl
Kathy Davies ... Octopussy Girl
Helene Hunt ... Octopussy Girl
Gillian De Terville ... Octopussy Girl
Safira Afzal ... Octopussy Girl
Louise King ... Octopussy Girl
Tina Robinson Hansen ... Octopussy Girl (as Tina Robinson)
Alison Worth ... Octopussy Girl
Janine Andrews ... Octopussy Girl
Lynda Knight ... Octopussy Girl
Susanne Dando ... Gymnast Supervisor
Teresa Craddock ... Gymnast
Kirsten Harrison ... Gymnast
Christine Cullers ... Gymnast
Lisa Jackman ... Gymnast
Jane Aldridge ... Gymnast
Christine Gibson ... Gymnast
Tracy Llewellyn ... Gymnast
Ruth Flynn ... Gymnast
Roberto Germains ... Ringmaster
Richard Graydon ... Francisco the Fearless
The Hassani Troupe ... The Circus
The Flying Cherokees ... The Circus
Carol Richter ... The Circus
Josef Richter ... The Circus
Vera Fossett ... The Circus
Shirley Fossett ... The Circus
Barrie Winship ... The Circus
Ravinder Singh Reyett ... Thug
Gurdial Sira ... Thug
Michael Moor ... Thug
Sven Surtees ... Thug

Peter Edmund ... Thug
Ray Charles ... Thug
Talib Johnny ... Thug
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.J. Bell ... German Man in Circus (uncredited)
Ken Burns ... East German Bodyguard (uncredited)
Ishaq Bux ... Fakir (uncredited)
Sally Dewhurst ... Circus Personnel (uncredited)
Reg Harding ... Fisherman in Boat (uncredited)
Jennifer Hill ... Ambrassador's wife. (uncredited)

Nick Hobbs ... South American Soldier (uncredited)

Eugene Lipinski ... Head VOPO (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... US Air Force Base Officer (uncredited)

Ingrid Pitt ... Galley Mistress (voice) (uncredited)
Lenny Rabin ... Bidder at Sotheby's (uncredited)
Reggae Ranjhe ... Guard (uncredited)

Rochelle Rose ... Young Girl at Circus (uncredited)
Gary Russell ... Boy Teen in Car (uncredited)
Gito Santana ... Killer (uncredited)
Nicola Stapleton ... Little Girl at Circus (uncredited)

Michael G. Wilson ... Soviet Security Council Member / Man on Tour Boat (uncredited)

Directed by
John Glen 
 
Writing credits
George MacDonald Fraser (screen story and screenplay) and
Richard Maibaum (screen story and screenplay) &
Michael G. Wilson (screen story and screenplay)

Ian Fleming  stories "Octopussy" and "The Property of a Lady" (uncredited)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Tom Pevsner .... associate producer (as Thomas Pevsner)
Michael G. Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Davies 
Henry Richardson 
 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams 
 
Production Design by
Peter Lamont 
 
Art Direction by
John Fenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdresser (as Jeannette Freeman)
George Frost .... makeup supervisor
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist (as Peter-Robb King)
Chris Taylor .... hairdressing supervisor (as Christopher Taylor)
 
Production Management
Leonhard Gmür .... production manager
Hugh Harlow .... production supervisor
Philip Kohler .... production manager
Gerry Levy .... production manager
Barrie M. Osborne .... production manager (as Barrie Osborne)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Broccoli .... second assistant director
Don French .... additional assistant director
Gerry Gavigan .... assistant director: second unit
Terry Madden .... second assistant director
Baba Shaikh .... additional assistant director
Andrew Warren .... second assistant director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Arthur Wooster .... second unit director
Michael Zimbrich .... second assistant director
Barbara Broccoli .... assistant director (uncredited)
James Devis .... assistant director (uncredited)
Dilip Roy .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ernest Archer .... assistant art director (as Ernie Archer)
Ken Court .... additional art director
Fred Hole .... assistant art director
Dave Jordan .... property master (as David Jordan)
Michael Lamont .... additional art director
Jim Morahan .... assistant art director
Ron Quelch .... production buyer
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Crispian Sallis .... set dresser (India )
Jan Schlubach .... additional art director
Ernest Smith .... scenic artist
Jacqueline Stears .... scenic artist
Ram Yedekar .... additional art director
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
Agnes Goveas .... set dresser (uncredited)
Duncan Guest .... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dave Margolin .... painter (uncredited)
Brian Muir .... sculptor (uncredited)
Wesley Peppiatt .... props (uncredited)
Bob Sherwood .... dressing prop (uncredited)
John Wells .... stand-by prop (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound recordist
Ken Barker .... re-recording mixer
Derek Holding .... dubbing editor
Mike Hopkins .... dubbing editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects (as John Pierre Lelong)
Gordon K. McCallum .... re-recording mixer (as Gordon McCallum)
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Evans .... second unit effects supervisor
John Richardson .... special effects supervisor
Ron Cartwright .... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Leslie Dear .... model photography
Brian Smithies .... model effects supervisor
Charles Staffell .... front projection
Julian Parry .... model unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Del Baker .... the stunt team
Pat Banta .... the stunt team
Dave Bickers .... stunt engineer
William H. Burton Jr. .... the stunt team supervisor (as Bill Burton)
Clive Curtis .... the stunt team
Jim Dowdall .... the stunt team
Dorothy Ford .... the stunt team
Martin Grace .... the stunt team supervisor
Nick Hobbs .... the stunt team
Jazzer Jeyes .... the stunt team
Rémy Julienne .... driving stunts arranger (as Remy Julienne)
Wayne Michaels .... the stunt team
Dan Peterson .... stunt engineer
Bob Simmons .... action sequences arranger
Rocky Taylor .... the stunt team
Malcolm Weaver .... the stunt team
Chris Webb .... the stunt team (as Christopher Webb)
Bill Weston .... the stunt team
Paul Weston .... the stunt team supervisor
Roy Alon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Pat Banta .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Ken Barker .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Marc Boyle .... additional stunts (uncredited)
David Brandon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Terry Cade .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double under train: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stuart Fell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Terry Forrestal .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gold .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Martin Grace .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Haggerty .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Reg Harding .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Henson .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Dave Holland .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Arthur Howell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Norman Howell .... riding double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... additional stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... explosion stunt (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jake Lombard .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Wayne Michaels .... stunt double: Twin, during train fight (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
R.A. Rondell .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Michael Runyard .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Jack Sholomir .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Tony Smart .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Stuart St. Paul .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Roy Street .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Tip Tipping .... additional stunts (uncredited)
Henri Trautman .... motorcycle stunt (uncredited)
Henri Trautman .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunt double: Louis Jordan (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Jason White .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts (uncredited)
B.J. Worth .... stunt double: Kabir Bedi (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... additional stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert E. Collins .... additional photography (as Bob Collins)
Frank Connor .... stills
James Devis .... additional photography (as Jimmy Devis)
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... camera grip (as Chunky Huse)
Jack Lowin .... camera operator: second unit
Colin Manning .... camera grip
Alec Mills .... camera operator
David B. Nowell .... camera operator: second unit (as David Nowell)
John Tythe .... electrical supervisor
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator: second unit
George Whitear .... stills
Arthur Wooster .... photographer: second unit
Ian Foster .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Vince Goddard .... electrician (uncredited)
Geoff Mulligan .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Nick Schlesinger .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Nigel Seal .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jane Jenkins .... casting: U.S.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Grover .... supervising editor
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Matthew Glen .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Monty Norman .... composer: The James Bond theme
John Richards .... music mixer
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rashid Abbasi .... location manager (as Rashid Abassi)
Mohini Banerji .... production assistant
Reginald A. Barkshire .... production controller
Sheila Barnes .... production assistant
Peter Bennett .... location manager
Maurice Binder .... main title designed by
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Barbara Broccoli .... executive assistant
Joanna Brown .... production secretary
May Capsaski .... production assistant (as May Capsaskis)
Eleanor Chaudhuri .... production secretary
Penny Daniels .... continuity: second unit
Rande DeLuca .... the aerial team: Beech 18 (as Rande Deluca)
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof .... the aerial team: AcroStar Jet (as Corkey' Fornof)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Shama Habibullah .... Indian production advisor
Richard Holley .... the aerial team: AcroStar Jet (as Rick Holley)
Charles Juroe .... director of publicity
Clay Lacy .... the aerial team: coordinator
Jake Lombard .... the aerial team: Beech 18
Jane Meagher .... location accountant
Douglas Noakes .... production accountant
Iris Rose .... production assistant
Marge Rowland .... location accountant
Ursula Schlieper .... location accountant
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Doreen Soan .... continuity: second unit
Mary Stellar .... production secretary
Joe Taylor .... the aerial team: Beech 18
Michael Turk .... boatmaster
Joyce Turner .... production assistant
B.J. Worth .... the aerial team: Beech 18
Philip Wrestler .... the aerial team: director
Sarah Lucraft .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Robin Melville .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam Samuelson .... louma crane technician (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Marc Wolff .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Shree Maharana B.S. Mewar .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of (as Shree Maharana B.S. Mewar Udaipur)
Udaipur Shree Maharana B.S. Mewar .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and co-operation of
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
131 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Dolby Stereo in selected theatres)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:P13 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2001) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1983) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG (Certificate #27025) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
13th James Bond movie in the Eon Productions series and the sixth to star Roger Moore as James Bond. With this movie, Moore equaled the number of James Bond movies that original James Bond Sean Connery had made in the official series.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During a close-up of the car-on-railroad stunt, the car has proper flanged railroad wheels rather than shot up and skinned up automobile wheels (albeit dressed up to resemble the original wheels).See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mallrats (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Belle of ChicagoSee more »

FAQ

How many James Bond movies did Roger Moore make?
I have trouble following the path of the two eggs.
Just what is a Fabergé egg?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
More Moore!!!, 1 March 2005
Author: ThomasHayden

Many criticized this film at the time of its release with comments like" Moore's tongue in cheek humor has turned Bond's style into brainless films , full of silly jokes, with no plot or character development. Just look at that annoying jungle sequence with Moore parodying Tarzan." OK I concede this scene was a dreadful idea. But its minor flaws aside, Octopussy is, in my opinion, one the greatest Bond movies to date.

What makes this movie extremely compelling is its adventurous storyline, which successfully combines the classic 70's spy thriller convoluted plot with amazing, yet surrealistic, action sequences, more likely to be part of a comic book (but a good one, indeed) such as the jet escape at the beginning, which is definitely the BEST pre-credit scene in the whole series. Bond moves from England to India, and then to Germany, while he tries to find out the truth in a mysterious conspiracy involving a stolen Faberge egg and... Well, it actually doesn't make sense ...but the individual sequences are great: 009's death, the purchase of the egg at Sotheby's, Bond and Khamal first encounter at the casino, the night assault on Octopussy's palace... and that lovable seduction scene, with these memorable lines: "We are two of the kind, there are vast rewards for a man of your talents willing to take risks / I am not for hire / Naturally you do it for queen and country, with the praise on your head. I have no country and no praise on my head... she leaves the room , Bond follows her and kisses her, replying, you were right, we are two of the kind" Ins't it delightful?

But the pleasures Octopussy delivers don't end here. Louis Jourdan plays a glamorous, icy, double-dealing villain, perfectly balancing ruthlessness and elegance. He gets this great line" Mr. Bond, you have the nasty habit of surviving", almost comparable to Goldfinger's "Do you expect me to talk? No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die" And stunningly beautiful Maud Adams gets the leading role she deserved, since she's probably the most seductive and cool of all Bond girls.

And the ending gag is wonderful as well, successfully capturing the film's essence. It isn't just Bond kissing the girl again, but reminds us of the fantasy world we have lived in for two hours. I still remember what a good time I had when I saw this movie for the first time. You cannot miss this one.

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