Octopussy

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6.52 h 10 min1983X-RayUHDPG
Stolen art treasures lead to a plan that will see Europe fall to a Russian invasion unless Bond can stop it in time.
Directors
John Glen
Starring
Roger Moore (James Bond)Louis Jourdan (Kamal)Maud Adams (Octopussy)
Genres
Action
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Kristina Wayborn (Magda)Kabir Bedi (Gobinda)Steven Berkoff (Orlov)Desmond Llewelyn (Q)Robert Brown (M)Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)David Meyer (Twin)Tony Meyer (Twin)Vijay Amritraj (Vijay)Walter Gotell (Gogol)Geoffrey Keen (Minister of Defense)Suzanne Jerome (Gwendoline)Cherry Gillespie (Midge)Albert Moses (Sadruddin)Douglas Wilmer (Fanning)Andrew Bradford (009)Michaela Clavell (Penelope Smallbone)Philip Voss (Auctioneer)Bruce Boa (U.S. General)Richard Parmentier (U.S Aide)Paul Hardwick (Soviet Chairman)Dermot Crowley (Kamp)Peter Porteous (Lenkin)Eva Reuber-staier (Rublevitch)Jeremy Bullock (Smithers)Tina Hudson (Bianca)William Derrick (Thug with YoYo)Stuart Saunders (Maj. Clive)Patrick Barr (British Ambassador)Gabor Vernon (Borchoi)Hugo Bower (Karl)Ken Norris (Col. Toro)Gertan Klauber (Bubi)Brenda Cowling (Schatzl)David Grahame (Petrol Pump Attendant)Brian Coburn (South American VIP)Michael Halphie (South American Officer)Susanne Dando (Gymnast Supervisor)Roberto Germains (Circus Ringmaster)Richard Graydon (Francisco the Fearless)Mary Stavin (Octopussy Girl)Carolyn Seaward (Octopussy Girl)Carole Ashby (Octopussy Girl)Jani-z (Octopussy Girl)Julie Martin (Octopussy Girl)Joni Flynn (Octopussy Girl)Kathy Davies (Octopussy Girl)Helene Hunt (Octopussy Girl)Gillian De Terville (Octopussy Girl)Louise King (Octopussy Girl)Tina Robinson (Octopussy Girl)Alison Worth (Octopussy Girl)Lynda Knight (Octopussy Girl)Teresa Craddock (Gymnast)Kirsten Harrison (Gymnast)Christine Cullers (Gymnast)Lisa Jackman (Gymnast)Christine Gibson (Gymnast)Tracy Llewellyn (Gymnast)Ruth Flynn (Gymnast)Ravinder Singh Revett (Thug)Gurdial Sira (Thug)Michael Moor (Thug)Sven Surtees (Thug)Peter Edmund (Thug)Ray Charles (Thug)Talib Johnny (Thug)
Producers
Albert R. BroccoliMichael G. Wilson
Studio
MGM
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Raisuli the MagnificentReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not a Bond film I'd see again.
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Guy Hamilton with Sean Connery had an agenda for fighting terrorism and inspiring young men and women in the First World nations to fight against criminality that might spark a conflict between the US and its allies against the Soviets and its client states by way of the UK's secret service. When that agenda had been met, when Connery's cool brutal demeanor of killing those without mercy had run its course, Roger Moore and lighter toned scripts came to the fore. In fact Connery comments on this in an interview with the BBC and with PBS that his films were about masculine assertiveness and going after Spectre with intent. Whereas Moore's films were more about lightening the tone and trying to get people "off the series" and character, so to speak.

So it is that this film falls into that category of not taking anything seriously. It's not shot on the cheap, but has a cheap feel to it in spite of the exotic locations, antics with aircraft, a large number of scantly clad women and so forth. It lacks the grit and seriousness of the earlier films, and that's intentional. I mean, can you really take a film seriously where Bond is dressed up as a clown?

The process shots look fake, there's a lack of music during tense scenes, and just in general the whole thing is done tongue in cheek with a bit of a lackadaisical quality that's wholly unsuitable for the Bond aficionado. In short it's sloppy film making, and that seems to be a feature that dogged Moore's Bond films until the end.

I mean it is fantasy, and you can't take it too seriously, but with Connery as Bond and Hamilton at the helm, you had something that was a lot more entertaining than this poorly shot contrivance.

If you're a Bond fan, then pass this up.
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bbzReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Super Classic
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There can be an endless circle of arguments on "what" Bond movie is the best, etc. The fact remains this feature is a required watch for any lover of Bond new and old. We have blue octopuses, fake tarzan scenes, an elephant hunt, the eating of goat eyes, 10,000 hot woman in spandex before it was even fashionable, valuable Russian "egg" treasures, moving train fights that have the "Octopussy" name on the side of the train. The attention to detail is amazing. Very solid plot continuity and Roger Moore delivers a remarkable performance. I've often wondered if this was his most favorite Bond filming experience. The movie is long so I recommend finding a nice block of time when relaxing and watching, perhaps while cooking, etc. Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy. Regards ~Brian
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'd give it one star, but the girls' girls were carrying the other four!!
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My bad-movie team and I have the following comments:
1) We deeply appreciate all of the amazing titties throughout this film, and think the Emmy's missed the mark on giving it several awards.
2) What happened to the amazingly stacked chick giving the tour of Octopussy Island?
3) Why...why...J.F.C, WHY, was "Octopussy" her father's nickname for her?
3a) We need an Austin Powers film that deals with all the deep-seated damage that leads a woman nicknamed Octopussy as a child to start up an Eat-Pray-Love Sanctuary & circus. Daddy issues, mommy issues...
4) There was a dead dude stuffed in the cannon. Did he disappear into a pocket dimension? No reference made to his squishy remains after they were stuffed in.
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TBiscuitReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding!
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After Connery, Moore ranks as another actor remembered for his Bond role. Suave and outstanding in all his Bond movies Moore was excellent. Octopussy remains our favorite contrary to what the so called critics have to say. Always meant to be tongue in cheek, the albeit corny one liners and actions are well placed and humorous, the action non stop and scenery outstanding. Plenty going on on this movie which seems to end all too soon for the viewer. All these elements are no longer found in current Bond movies which are clearly attempting too hard to be something they are not and never will be. Bond is fantasy fiction created purely for entertainment and the inspired and gifted scripts of the Connery/Moore days have long since vanished. Good quality DVD.
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Robert S. TrumpoltReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Last Good Bond Film of the Connery/Moore Eras
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Please note that my viewing of and appreciation Bond films does not extend beyond the Roger Moore period as I was not into trying to keep up with all the subsequent actors who have played Bond after that point.

Octopussy is a good representation of the Bond Franchise. The story was quite complex for a Bond film with typically great shooting locations throughout. Louis Jordan was great as the villain in this one and it was great to see "Q" have some additional scenes throughout the film with Bond instead of just providing Bond with the latest new gadgets for him to try out in his missions at the beginning of the film. He even gets in on some of the action near the end of the picture.

Lots of humor in this one and while some did not like this aspect in the Bond films, it always worked for me.
william CongreveReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mixed Bag
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As a fan of the James Bond series, and having grown up with Sean Connery in the role, I never fully accepted Roger Moore as 007. As one film commentator put it (paraphrased): "Sean Connery made the role appear effortless, while Roger Moore didn't make any effort." I will say that "Octopussy" does have one of the best pre-title sequences in the entire Bond cannon. However, John Glen is not a good film director. [Why he was allowed to direct every EON Bond film (5 in total) throughout the 1980's is beyond comprehension.] The challenge with "Octopussy" is that for every interesting idea in it, there is an equally bad idea not too far behind. I won't bore the reader with examples. Most people won't have the patience to read a lengthy review. If you're a Bond fan (whomever your favorite Bond actor is) you'll still find it entertaining overall. Just be prepared to put your mind and logic on hold. If you're not already a Bond fan - you may want to skip this one.
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William VReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bond at its wittiest and action-filled best, with plenty of eye candy.
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Octopussy is my favorite Bond title and favorite Bond movie, and Moore is my favorite Bond. This movie is Bond at its tongue-in-cheek best, and Moore, every bit the establishment conservative, much like his character, is at his witty and charming best. The supporting cast, Maud Adams, Louie Jourdan, et al is superb, and a special shout to Kristina Wayborn, a talented and beautiful actress (whose career never fully took off). Now the truth is out. She was black-balled in Hollywood for not sleeping with a powerful producer. She joins a long list of actresses (Mira Sorvino, and Ashley Judd, among others) whose career suffered in the same way. We are all the poorer for having been denied seeing more of them on the big and small screens. Still, she is delightful in Octopussy, in particular the cute way in which she delivers the line (when asked about a tattoo, saying): "that's my little Octopussy." Indeed it is.
The producers missed a bet on failing to see the potential of a series of action movies featuring Adams, Wayborn, and their troupe of female action stars. If it had been made today, well.... Still a great idea, with a new cast. All right producers?
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Jaime ContrerasReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Moore's seventh is an eight!
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Octopussy is a very good Bond film starring Roger Moore, in his seventh outing. Moore looks re-energized in this Bond adventure. This time, he is up against a whole gang of villains: the bellicose and delusional, Gen. Orlov, the silky the suave Kamal Khan and Octopussy and her all-female troupe. The film looks gorgeous as the locations are mainly in India and the European countryside. The action is first-rate but there are some silly aspects to the film, bumbling and horny gangs of thugs, a vine-swinging Bond yelling like Tarzan, an island of women, and some silly stunt scenes featuring a tennis racket, a fake tiger leaping through the jungle, Bond saving the day in a clown suit, and Bond in a fake alligator. The focus here is incredible action and fantasy with a bit of realism thrown in for good measure.

The film itself opens with a great pre-credit sequence featuring Bond masquerading as a Cuban officer out to destroy a new missile guidance system. Bond makes his escape in the Acrostar, a tiny jet plane. The real-life jet was scheduled to be used in the film, Moonraker but was delayed. It is one of the neater Q-issued pieces of equipment. The original Maurice Binder opening credits feature lasers and the usual bevy of gorgeous women. The film opens with an effective scene of Agent 009 (dressed as a clown) being pursued and slain by twins clad in red. The dead agent is holding a fake Faberge egg. It seems someone is making fake Faberge eggs and Mi-6 has been asked to intervene. M (now being well-played by Robert Brown) assigns Bond to attend the auction of a real egg at Sotheby's Auction House. Bond switches out the real egg with the fake one retrieved from Agent 009. Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) now has an assistant, Penelope Smallbone (Michaela Clavell (James Clavell's daughter). In the Soviet homeland, General Gogol (Walter Gotell) is dealing with the maverick and belligerent General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) who is calling for war as his country considers disarming. The Soviet war Room is a spectacular set. It seems that General Orlov is behind the fake eggs and one of his counterparts is Kamal Khan, a suave Afghan prince (Louis Jourdan). Kamal Khan and Bond first meet over a heated high-stakes backgammon game (ah, what a difference 20 years makes). This scene pays homage to the card game in Goldfinger. Khan is guarded by his huge henchman, Gobinda (Kabir Bedi) who crushes a pair of dice (another homage to Goldfinger in which Oddjob crushed a golf ball). The other villain is Octopussy (Swedish actress, Maud Adams) whose right hand is Magda (another Swedish actress, Kristina Wayborn) who beds down Bond to steal the Faberge egg he switched at the auction. Bond soon discovers that Khan is involved with Orlov in the switching of eggs. He also discovers a connection with the reclusive Octopussy whose father, a British major was discovered and aided by Bond. Octopussy listens to Bond and agrees to help him in thanks for his treatment of her father. The movie rolls along and it soon becomes apparent that Khan and Orlov plan to betray Octopussy. Bond must deal with the two twin acrobats who killed Agent 009 and stop the explosion of a nuclear bomb on the US military base in West Germany where the Octopussy Circus is performing. The plan to blame the US for the use of nuclear weapons is the brainchild of Orlov and Kahn. Orlov plans to be the heroic Russian who expands Soviet rule in response to the nuclear detonation and Khan hopes to parlay the stolen eggs into millions. Once the betrayal is apparent, Bond (and Q) lead a bevy of Octopussy's Amazonian acrobats (woman who have been used and betrayed by men)in an assault on Khan's mountain castle (a nod to On Her Majesty's Secret Service). The movie climaxes with an incredible fight between Gobinda and Bond on top of Khan's in-flight plane. In the end, Bond saves the day and gets the girl, Octopussy.

This film is pure escapist fun and needs to be appreciated as such. This film nicely fits into the traditional Bond film series.

Special Notes: Maud Adams is the only actress to appear as a lead actress in the Bond series. The film owes a lot to Dr. No, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and The Spy Who Loved Me because of characters, stunts and the maniacal plan to pit the East versus the West.
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