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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.

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John Glen

Writers:

George MacDonald Fraser (screen story and screenplay), Richard Maibaum (screen story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Nobody does it better...thirteen times. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian | German | Spanish | Hindi

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chobotnicka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,902,564, 12 June 1983

Gross USA:

$67,893,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,893,619
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Dolby Stereo in selected theatres)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Brown appears as "M" for the first time, replacing Bernard Lee, who died between Moonraker (1979) (Lee's final appearance as M) and For Your Eyes Only (1981), which left M out entirely. See more »

Goofs

Near the start of auto rickshaw chase, just after passing through the gate into the marketplace, a man wearing a blue and white baseball cap and blue shirt ducks to try to avoid being seen in the panning camera. Most likely a crew member since everyone else who is visible is wearing more traditional Indian clothing. See more »

Quotes

[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

JAMES BOND WILL RETURN IN "FROM A VIEW TO A KILL" - this is the second time in the series that the title of the next Bond film is not given as it will eventually appear (the FROM being dropped from Fleming's original title). See also The Spy Who Loved Me. See more »

Alternate Versions

Versions differ in usage of subtitles. Some have large subtitles in the middle of the screen, "KREMLIN ART REPOSITORY" (over the first shot of the sign outside what is identified, in a slight shadow, as "National Fine Art Repository") and "GET OFF MY BED" (when the Indian man in the chase sequence protests as a thug is flipped onto his bed of nails). At least some DVD versions omit these. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bond Girls Are Forever (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Spotlit Sequins
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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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