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Octopussy

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1983
  • John Glen
  • 125 mins
  • PG

Summary

Spy adventure starring Roger Moore. A British agent killed in East Germany is found dressed as a clown, clutching a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond sets out to solve the mystery and finds himself pitted against Octopussy, a rich businesswoman with her own private army and an interest in priceless antiques.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Loosely adapted from the Ian Fleming stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady, this 13th James Bond movie is possibly the most frivolous in the series. The plot meanders all over the place, as Roger Moore's 007 follows glamorous smuggler Maud Adams and renegade Soviet general Steven Berkoff across India and Central Europe. All the usual gadgets are on view (including a crocodile-shaped submersible), but director John Glen (who would helm all five Bond movies made in the 1980s) never quite seems in control of either the breathless action or the overly glib dialogue.

Credits

Cast

rolename
James BondRoger Moore
OctopussyMaud Adams
KamalLouis Jourdan
MagdaKristina Wayborn
GobindaKabir Bedi
General OrlovSteven Berkoff
One of twinsDavid Meyer
One of twinsTony Meyer
VijayVijay Amritraj
"Q"Desmond Llewelyn
"M"Robert Brown
GogolWalter Gotell
Minister of DefenceGeoffrey Keen
009Andy Bradford
Miss MoneypennyLois Maxwell
FanningDouglas Wilmer
MidgeCherry Gillespie
SmithersJeremy Bulloch
RublevitchEva Rueber-Staier

Crew

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DirectorJohn Glen

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1983-06-07
Languages
English | German | Hindi | Russian | Spanish
Guidance
May be edited for violence and language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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