John Glen (1983)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Adapted from the Ian Fleming stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady, this was the 13th Bond movie and it's possibly the most frivolous in the series to date (it's certainly the most careless). The plot meanders all over the place, as Roger Moore follows glamorous smuggler Maud Adams and renegade Soviet general Steven Berkoff across India and Central Europe. All the usual gadgets are on view (although even they aren't up to Q's usual standard), but director John Glen (editor and second unit director on several earlier entries) never quite seems in control of either the breathless action or the overly glib dialogue.


James Bond investigates the mysterious death of a British agent in East Berlin, a mission that leads him to a glamorous, international jewel thief. He discovers one of her criminal cohorts, an Indian gangster, is in league with a crazed Soviet general who plans to heat up the Cold War by detonating a nuclear bomb in an American Air Force Base. Spy adventure, with Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Steven Berkoff and Louis Jourdan.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Roger Moore
Octopussy Maud Adams
Kamal Louis Jourdan
Magda Kristina Wayborn
Gobinda Kabir Bedi
General Orlov Steven Berkoff
One of twins David Meyer
One of twins Tony Meyer
Vijay Vijay Amritraj
"Q" Desmond Llewelyn
"M" Robert Brown
Gogol Walter Gotell
Minister of Defence Geoffrey Keen
009 Andy Bradford
Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell
Fanning Douglas Wilmer
Midge Cherry Gillespie
Smithers Jeremy Bulloch
Rublevitch Eva Rueber-Staier
Director John Glen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for violence and language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray