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
As "Octopussy", the name she is only ever called in this movie, is identified as being the daughter of Major Dexter Smythe, Octopussy being a nickname. It can be inferred that her maiden name is Smythe. 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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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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