Short documentary of interviews and screen-test footage of James Brolin screen-testing as James Bond for the James Bond movie "Octopussy".
Did You Know?
During casting, James Brolin
was almost given the role of James Bond in Octopussy
(1983). At the last minute, Roger Moore
agreed to play Bond again. Brolin's screen tests can be seen on the Ultimate Edition DVD. Moore had gone out of contract after For Your Eyes Only
(1981). The production went with Moore because the film would be competing with Never Say Never Again
(1983) starring original and former James Bond actor and legend Sean Connery
. The uncertainty in using an American actor in the role and having to introduce a new actor in going-up against Connery were the reasons. See more
References From Russia with Love