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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 the real one is to be sold at an 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 diabolical plan involving Kamal Khan and 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 lady named "Octopussy".

Release Date:

  • June 6, 1983

Box Office Results:

  • $183.7 million

Running Time:

  • 131 minutes

Issued sidearm:

  • 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 Quotes:
  • 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:

  • 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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