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  • A clown (009 in disguise) gatecrashes a British embassy party in West Berlin and dies, a knife in his back... Clutched in his hand is a Fabergé egg. MI6 discovers that this priceless jewel was a clever fake, and that another is to be sold at auction. Bond pursues Prince Kamal Khan, the buyer of the egg, to India, and not only uncovers a high-class smuggling scheme, but also a plan to start WW3 involving a psychopathic Russian general who intends to set off a nuclear weapon in West Germany and blame it on the US causing total nuclear disarment and undefended borders. Help comes from a beguiling source: the mysterious Octopussy and her traveling circus.

Release Date:

  • June 6, 1983


  • Detonate a nuclear bomb on a US airforce base to cause total nuclear disarment and WW3.

Box Office Results:

  • $183.7 million

Running Time:

  • 131 minutes

Issued sidearm:

  • Walther PPK
  • Walther P5

  • Acrostar Mini Jet
  • Homer Seiko Watch
  • Miniature tracking and listening device
  • Fountain pen containing metal corroding acid and an earpiece
  • Crocodile-boat


  • Richard Maibaum
  • George MacDonald
  • Michael G. Wilson

Title Song:

  • All Time High

Title Song Artist:
  • Rita Coolidge


  • Kabir Bedi as Gobinda
  • Indian tiger hunters with elephants
  • David Meyer as Mischka and Anthony Meyer as Grischka, the twin knife throwers
  • Indian thugs, including the yo-yo buzzsaw killer
  • Russian troops
  • Troops from a South-American country (pre-title sequence)
Bond Girls:

Supporting Cast:

Filming Locations:

  • Unidentified South American republic (with English road signs); Checkpoint Charlie, East Berlin, Germany; London, UK; Moscow, Russia; Udaipur, India; West Berlin, Germany; Feldstadt, Germany.

Best Quote:
  • Vijay: "Is he still there?"
Q: "You must be joking. 007 on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him 'til dawn.

"Bond... James Bond": Before sitting down to play Kamal Khan at backgammon.

Best Mistake :
  • At Octopussy's palace, Bond and an opponent fall into the water and are immediately attacked by crocodiles. But earlier, Kamal's men swam to the palace unmolested.

Distinguishing Feature:

Vital Statistics: (According to MI6-HQ.com)
  • Conquests: 2
  • Martinis: 1
  • Kills: 14
  • "Bond, James Bond": 1
Title References:
  • The movie shares it's name with the bond girl

  • This is the first film to have Robert Brown playing M.
  • Moore was contracted for 5 movies ending with For Your Eyes Only with another one as a option. He reluctantly returned in Octopussy because the producers wanted a more established Bond actor to go up against Never Say Never Again, which stared Sean Connery.

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Anonymous Nurse 0 Jan 5 2012, 7:36 AM EST by Anonymous
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Was there a nurse in octopussy if so who played the nurse
Anonymous octopussy vs. never say never again 1 Sep 3 2011, 7:27 PM EDT by Anonymous
Thread started: Sep 3 2011, 7:20 PM EDT  Watch
i agree- octopussy was very good- maybe roger moore's best one. however, although i enjoyed never say never a tad, something was missing and it finally registered a couple of years ago what was missing. it was the bond music that was missing. Amazing how without the theme music it seemed somewhat empty and listless at times. anyone else agree??
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Anonymous Octopussy is a good 007, but Never Say Never Again was too! 3 Aug 27 2010, 5:50 AM EDT by DaltonCraigRules
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I like Octopussy a lot. Especially love the appearance of 80's tennis star VJ Armitraj. Too bad bad they kill him off. But, I also wanted to give a nod to Never Say Never Again. If you enjoy Bond movies, NSNA is a very good movie. Oddly enough, I find it to have a "Roger Moore Bond" feel. Anyways, they both came out in '83, and are both entertaining 007.
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