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's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy.Written by
The title song has been extensively covered, or sampled. It has been covered by David McAlmont, and can be heard on David Arnold's Bond song compilation album, "Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project". It was also covered by the Arctic Monkeys at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival. It has been sampled in the song "Sexy Lady" by Yung Berg, and "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" by Kanye West. The song has also been used on the song "Psychology" by Dead Prez. See more »
Despite all the broken glass in the elevator, there is no blood on either Bond or Franks. Franks even breaks the glass with his face and later grabs a large glass shard as a weapon, yet neither his face or hand is cut. See more »
[tossing Japanese man around]
Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE See more »
Some TV versions omitted the homosexual references made by Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, including the scene where they are holding hands, and Mr Kidd's line aboard the airplane 'I must say Ms. Case looks quite attractive.....for a lady'. See more »
James Bond (Sean Connery) investigates a diamond smuggling ring, which leads him to Las Vegas. There he meets beautiful Tiffany Case (Jill St. John), fends off kooky hit men, and comes face-to-face with his arch-nemesis Blofeld (Charles Gray). Sean Connery's last 'official' Bond film doesn't get a lot of love from the serious crowd but I happen to like it. Among the criticisms are that it's "too Americanized," "too much like a comic book," and "too trashy." If you're the type who gets your panties in a twist over any of those things you will probably agree with the detractors on this one.
Personally, I thought it was a lot of fun. Sean Connery's perfect. My favorite Bond. Charles Gray is a nice Blofeld. Kidd & Wint (Putter Smith, Bruce Glover) are enjoyably quirky henchmen. Jill St. John's a great Bond girl. It's got good action, hot women, a memorable Shirley Bassey theme song, and lots of humor. Voluptuous Lana Wood's Plenty O'Toole is one of the sexiest Bond girls ever. This is the one with Bambi & Thumper as well as Jimmy Dean, the sausage king! There's a lot to like about it. If you're someone who enjoys the Bond movies for colorful escapist adventure more than for dark espionage stories, you should like this as much as I do.
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