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 descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.
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When a deadly satellite weapon system falls into the wrong hands, only Agent 007 can save the world from certain disaster. Armed with his license to kill, Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "Goldeneye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth. But 007 is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. Bond also squares off against Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. Written by
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Martin Campbell's personal dislike of smoking meant that Bond was to give the habit up again - 007 had started smoking again when Timothy Dalton arrived on the scene, but EON were clearly uneasy about the image this presented as they placed a "smoking can kill" warning during the end credits of Licence to Kill (1989). See more »
Uniform/costume errors: The uniforms worn by the Russian soldiers in the "present-day" (1995) part of the film (after the pre-credits sequence) resemble Soviet uniforms rather than the redesigned uniforms of the modern Russian Federation Army (the Soviet Union ended in 1991 and the film is clearly set in the post-Cold War climate). They are Soviet-style olive green rather than the darker shade of green used today. Ourumov's uniform as a General still follows the Soviet design, Soviet shoulder boards, inward-facing gold leaves on the lapels (as opposed to outwards like nowadays), Soviet belt buckle and he has a Soviet cap badge (red star with hammer and sickle). His cap also lacks the Russian Federation Coat of Arms that is now worn on the crown of Russian military peaked caps. The only Russian Federation part of his uniform is the patch on his left sleeve. The other Russian soldiers also still wear Soviet cap badges, including Xenia in her leather outfit during the Severnaya scenes. The ordinary soldiers (in the scenes following Bond and Natalya's capture after escaping from the helicopter) all wear red shoulder boards with "CA" in yellow letters, these mean Sovietskaya Armiya (Soviet Army). See more »
[Russian in toilet cubicle looks around his newspaper to see Bond hanging from the ceiling]
Beg your pardon, forgot to knock.
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After a 6 year hiatus the producers needed to make this film good enough to bring Bond back to the forefront, and in comparison to the films that followed, I believe this to be the best. Without a cold war to fuel plot lines, the story is able to step into new territories, with many great plot elements. Pierce Brosnan portrays Bond amazingly well in my opinion, and ties all the classic 007 elements together flawlessly. Although adhering to the Bond foundations, this film has a great, fresh feel to it, I think partly due to the industrial style score by Eric Serra. I think you need to see this film more than once to fully appreciate it, but it is definitely a classic!
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