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 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
The film's main title song, "All Time High", sung by Rita Coolidge, made it to the Top 40 on the U.S. charts. There, it charted on July 2, 1983, and went to number thirty-six. But the song went to the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts. A cover version of the song, performed by Pulp, can be heard on the David Arnold Bond song compilation album, "Shaken and Stirred: the David Arnold James Bond Project". Pulp once wrote a song for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which was not used for that movie. See more »
There are scenes where it shows the front facing of the atomic bomb, fully lit, even though it is locked inside its casing, in which it would be pitch black at the time. 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 »
I honestly haven't seen all of the James Bond movies, but this one ranks in my Top 2 of the Roger Moore era (For Your Eyes Only being the other). His character is comfortable and fully developed compared to some of his earlier efforts. Some might argue too much so with the amount of humor in this movie. However, imo it just makes for a more enjoyable ride. In this regard, another review compared this movie to that of Indiana Jones...which I tend to agree. Intriguing story filled with plenty of action sequences in exotic locations, with a light sprinkling of humor throughout. What more could you ask from a movie. Scenes are also well paced, with good direction, camera work, and music score.
Most of the critic websites rank this movie near the bottom of all the Bond movies. Personally, I wholeheartedly disagree. Imo, it's a full-on winner, and how anyone could possibly give it less than a 7/10 is beyond me.
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