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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

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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 Faberge 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 a nuclear device in an American Air Force Base. Bond teams up with a circus group, which are headed by the beautiful Octopussy, who is also close friend of Kahn. Will Bond be quick enough, before World War III begins? Written by simon

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,900,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,600,000, 31 December 1984
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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

The film's "All Time High" main title song sung by Rita Coolidge is the first Bond theme song not to feature the title of the movie anywhere in its lyrics. Casino Royale (2006)'s "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell is the second, the Jack White and Alicia Keys' song "Another Way To Die" from Quantum of Solace (2008) is the third, and finally, Sam Smith's song "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre (2015) is the fourth. See more »

Goofs

Kamal gives a picture of Bond to the thugs. He drops it on the table, covering some playing cards. The King of Clubs and the Jack of Diamonds are almost fully covered by the picture. A few seconds later, the two cards have moved, almost uncovered. 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

Followed by The Living Daylights (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Dramatic Drumming
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Music by M. Kansara
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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User Reviews

 
James Bond at his very best!!
9 September 1998 | by David007See all my reviews

As a Bond fan for more than 20 years, I must admit I love all Bond films. But OCTOPUSSY is the best of all them all; it's also my favorite movie. Roger Moore is in top form, John Glen's direction is excellent, the plot is complex and rich, and John Barry's music is wonderful. Moreover, Louis Jourdan is a beautiful baddie, Maud Adams is one of the most interesting leading ladies, and Steven Berkoff is amazingly frightening. The cinematography is very impressive, as is the production design by Peter Lamont.

What more can I say? OCTOPUSSY is skillfully made and astonishingly thrilling from its breathtaking precredits sequence to the very end. Nobody does it better!!


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