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 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
The two primary gadgets Bond receives from Q (a pen containing acid, and a watch with video capability) are similar to two gadgets given to Evelyn Trimble, a.k.a. James Bond, in Casino Royale (1967). Bond even repeats the same "poison pen letter" joke that invited eyerolls in the earlier movie. See more »
M rides with Bond to the German checkpoint. Bond is briefed and given a cover identity. When they arrive at the checkpoint, M gets out along with Bond, then gets back in the car and is driven away. M was in full view of all the security cameras at the checkpoint and, as it can be assumed that the East German intelligence has a good idea who M is - or at least that he is affiliated with MI-6, this blows Bond's cover. See more »
You didn't tell me there was going to be this much security.
They moved the flight up to this afternoon.
Well, we're going to have to go ahead as planned anyway.
[Bianca hands an ID badge with the name 'Luis Toro' to Bond]
Toro. Sounds like a load of bull.
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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 »
On some TV versions, certain sections of the title credit sequence have been blackened out to hide some of the more revealing bits of nudity. See more »
I have a spot for this film. The photography on location in India & Eastern Europe is top notch. The women in this film are to me the most beautiful ones of the Bond series. Not only is Maud Adams just wonderful, but Kristina Wayborn looks great too. The action sequences in this one are among the best of the series & the humor is great. Louis Jourdan is a great bad guy & the film based upon 2 of Ian Flemings short stories put together by George MacDonald Fraser works well. This film has a pace to it, & you just can enjoy the ride when you watch it. The opening sequence has nothing to do with the rest of the film.
I often still imagine Kristina Wayborn as my girl instead of a Bond girl. The brunette in the opening sequence is a looker too. What I love about the opening is that it sets the tone for the rest of the movie. While the stunts look awesome, this film is played for a lot of laughs along with the action. It succeeds on both counts, & truly is the "Property of a Lady" with so many good looking Bond Women.
Rita Coolidge had her all time best song with the theme song for this film which seems to have been written for her voice. It's an all time high from Louis Jourdan (Kamal) to Bond in a gator tuxedo!
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