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- A clown (009 in disguise) gatecrashes a British embassy party in East 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.
- 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
- 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Walther PPK
- Walther P5 - given to Bond in India when he'd "mislaid" his PPK. Interestingly, the same pistol was used by Connery's Bond in Never Say Never Again the same year.
- Acrostar Mini Jet
- Homer Seiko Watch
- Miniature tracking and listening device
- Fountain pen containing metal corroding acid and an earpiece
- Richard Maibaum
- George MacDonald
- Michael G. Wilson
- All Time High
Title Song Artist:
- Rita Coolidge
- Roger Moore as James Bond
- 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)
- Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol
- Geoffrey Keen as Sir Frederick Gray
- Robert Brown as M
- Desmond Llewelyn as Q
- Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
- Vijay Amritraj as Vijay
- Unidentified South American republic (with English road signs); Checkpoint Charlie, East Berlin, Germany; London, UK; Moscow, Russia; Udaipur, India; West Berlin, Germany; Feldstadt, Germany.
- 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.
- Maud Adams (Octopussy) also appeared in a main role (as Andrea Anders) in The Man With The Golden Gun.
Vital Statistics: (According to MI6-HQ.com)
- Conquests: 2
- Martinis: 1
- Kills: 14
- "Bond, James Bond": 1
- 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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