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 is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond gains a hand from a research scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King, especially when Bond's boss, M goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe.Written by
In For Your Eyes Only (1981), Melina Havelock explains to Bond that "Greek women, like Elektra, always avenge their loved ones." The female antagonist in this film is Elektra King. Elektra also has a line in this film about Bond losing loved ones, which the writers intended as a reference to Paris Carver's death in the previous film. See more »
When Bond is speaking with M in her office, he sets down his drink a fair distance from the "stolen report". An immediate close-up shows the drink within a couple of inches of the report. See more »
So good of you to come see me, Mr. Bond, particularly on such short notice.
If you can't trust a Swiss banker, what's the world come to?
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The opening credits don't begin until approximately 15 minutes into the movie -- the longest delay in the series to date. See more »
End credits of the video/DVD release include a dedication to actor Desmond Llewelyn, who died soon after the film's original release. See more »
Not being a 'died in the wool' 007 fan, I watched this movie as if it was not a James Bond movie. I found it interesting and fun to watch. Bond as a bodyguard; well, how dangerous can that be? And what beautiful rich girl does not have two faces? A few plot twists, rampant gun fire, loud explosions and...you know the formula for a Bond flick.
Compared to other 007 movies: Pierce Brosnan needs to work a little harder for total acceptance as Bond. Forget replacing Q and respect what he has done through out the years. And why Judi Dench as M? I just don't care for her. As a Bond movie, this one is only above par compared to the last two. As an action/suspense movie THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH is pretty enjoyable and will keep you in your seat.
Sophie Marceau, as the CEO with a secret agenda, is nice to look at and not mean enough to be a good villain. Robbie Coltrane turns in a very fine job. Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Warmflesh is my physician of choice for a full complete physical! Robert Carlyle was menacing enough, but not memorable. Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones...'humina-humina-humina'! Criticize her all you want. But I really found her charming and sexy.
Bond will be back and just maybe this his first step on his journey to match former glory.
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