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Octopussy (1983)

Bond investigates the murder of 009, killed in East Berlin while dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. An identical egg appears at auction and Bond establishes the buyer, exiled Afghan prince, Kamal Khan is working with Orlov, a renegade Soviet general, who is seeking to expand Soviet borders into Europe. Bond meets Octopussy, a wealthy woman who leads the Octopus cult. Bond finds out that Orlov has been supplying Khan with priceless Soviet treasures, replacing them with replicas, while Khan has been smuggling the real versions into the West, via Octopussy’s circus troupe.

Bond infiltrates the circus, and finds that Orlov replaced the Soviet treasures with a nuclear warhead, primed to explode at a U.S. Air Force base in West Germany. The explosion would trigger Europe into seeking disarmament, in the belief that the bomb was an American one that was detonated by accident, leaving the West’s borders open to Soviet invasion. Bond deactivates the warhead and then he returns to India, leading an assault on Khan’s palace.

James BondDirectorProducer(s)Writer(s)ScreenplayEditorMusicTheme songBudgetGrossDistributed ByReleasedRunning Time
Roger MooreJohn GlenAlbert R. BroccoliIan FlemingGeorge MacDonald Fraser,
Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum
Peter Davies, Henry RichardsonJohn Barry"All Time High"
John Barry, Tim Rice (Composers)
Rita Coolidge (Performer)
$27.5 million$187.5 millionMGM/United Artists6 June 1983 (UK)131 minutes

 

 

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