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
Octopussy is the daughter of Major Dexter Smythe, who was allowed by James Bond to commit suicide, rather than be captured, when his crimes of embezzlement and murder were discovered. This is the only reference to Ian Fleming's original short story "Octopussy" in the movie. The Sotheby's auction scene comes from the Ian Fleming story "Property of a Lady". The scene of 009 trying to escape East Germany, is an allusion to Fleming's "The Living Daylights". The line "Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond", spoken by a villain, who loses to Bond at a gambling table, is paraphrased from the novel, "Moonraker". See more »
When Octopussy tells 007 that she's violated no British law, that's not entirely true. Magda was representing her when she and Kamal Khan initially put that stolen Faberge egg up for auction at Sotheby's. So, technically, both women could have been arrested for aiding and abetting a violation of the British Theft Act of 1968 (handling of stolen property)! However, as the Kremlin "categorically denied the incident ever took place," arresting Octopussy, Magda, and all the other women on those charges would've been a moot point. 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 »
Was there ever a James Bond like this one? Oh, there were better Bond stories, no doubt, but I do doubt there were any more entertaining than this one.
In "Octopussy," we get more of an Indiana Jones-type adventure story than the usual spy farce. In fact, there is so much adventure in here it gets tiring, to be frank. It's almost too much....but it is a lot of fun along the way.
The best part of the film isn't the wild adventure, either: it's the humor. This has more laughs in it - stupid and clever - than any Bond film I can recall.
Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jordan, Kristina Wayborn, Steven Berkoff and Kabir Bedi must have had a lot of fun - and been worn out - making this film. By the way, itt's always interesting to see the intriguing Adams.
This and "Goldfinger" are my two favorites of the Bond series, and I'm glad to see so many others here share that opinion.
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