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Octopussy (1983)

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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.


John Glen


George MacDonald Fraser (screen story by), Richard Maibaum (screen story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... James Bond
Maud Adams ... Octopussy
Louis Jourdan ... Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn ... Magda
Kabir Bedi ... Gobinda
Steven Berkoff ... Orlov
David Meyer David Meyer ... Twin One
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ... Twin Two (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


James Bond's next mission sends him to the circus. A British Agent was murdered and found holding onto a priceless Fabergé 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-up a nuclear device on a U.S. Air Force Base. Bond teams up with a circus group, which are headed by the beautiful Octopussy, who is also close friend of Kahn. Written by simon

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Did You Know?


This is the second James Bond movie to utilize Swedish actresses, after The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) as the Bond Girl; Maud Adams played in both of these movies, but with different pairings of actresses played as supporting Bond Girl. In The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), she was paired with Brit Eklund; in Octopussy (1983), Adams was paired with Kristina Wayborn, and also supported with other Swedish actress Mary Stavin, as Octopussy's Girl. See more »


When the train enters the American sector, the board message reads "You are entering the American sector" in English, Russian, French and German. The Russian phrase contains a serious language mistake: in the accusative case, inanimate and animate objects have different endings. The "American sector" is an inanimate object, so it should have zero ending in the accusative: "v amerikanskiy sektor", not "v amerikanskOGO sektorA". Also, the "soft sign" letter in the word "v'ezzhaete" ("you are entering") should be the "hard sign" letter. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

Unlike all previous and subsequent Bond films, the credits begin with "United Artists Present." The next title card is still the traditional "Albert R. Broccoli Presents." See more »

Alternate Versions

ABC cut 30 seconds from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. See more »


Downtown Parade
Music by Keith Papworth
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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User Reviews

This Beat 'Never Say Never Again' For A Reason...
18 February 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

OCTOPUSSY is original and not a remake of the already medicore THUNDERBALL, the Sean Connery flick that was great on the ground but the last act underwater is as slow as being... and fighting, especially... underwater...

So there's a remake with an aged Sean Connery back as Bond (yes, he was technically younger than Roger Moore, but didn't look it), and the most intense scene is Bond playing a video game against his opponent. No joke.

In this, the second to last Roger Moore Bond, which is a celebration of all things pulpy and an answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark (like Moonraker was to Star Wars), the action never stops, and there are always reasons for, basically, a lot of cool stuff to happen. And keep happening. That's that.

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English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Octopussy See more »


Box Office


$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,902,564, 12 June 1983

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| Dolby Surround 7.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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