Octopussy

"Weak"

Octopussy Review


Hardly Mr. Bond's finest hour. This oddball adventure (apparently a conflagration of two different Bond novels) has poor Roger Moore dressed as a clown in a gypsy circus, attempting to outsmart an enemy by (gasp) outbidding him at an auction, and, in its worst moment, stumbling through a Halloween-decoration cobweb as he's attacked by a spider in the Indian jungle. Despite some fun moments (the villain's henchman has an awesome yo-yo made out of a circular saw blade), Octopussy isn't just embarassing to say out loud, it's also a nearly outright-dud for the Bond franchise. The plot unravels when we discover that it's all a ruse to start World War III (courtesy of a rogue Russian general), and Maud Adams, who doesn't appear until more than halfway through the film and has very few scenes, doesn't really work as the titular bond girl (this is actually her second Bond appearance). For completists only.

Bond #13.



Octopussy

Facts and Figures

Run time: 131 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th June 1983

Box Office Worldwide: $183.7M

Budget: $27.5M

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions, United Artists

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Fresh: 15 Rotten: 21

IMDB: 6.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: John Glen

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli

Starring: as James Bond, as Octopussy, as Kamal Khan, Kristina Wayborn as Magda, as Gobinda, as General Orlov, David Meyer as Twin One, Tony Meyer as Twin Two, as Q, as M, as Miss Moneypenny, Michaela Clavell as Penelope Smallbone, Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol, Albert Moses as Sadruddin, as Minister of Defence, Douglas Wilmer as Jim Fanning, Andy Bradford as 009, as Auctioneer, Bruce Boa as U.S. General, Richard LeParmentier as U.S. Aide (as Richard Parmentier), Paul Hardwick as Soviet Chairman, Suzanne Jerome as Gwendoline, Cherry Gillespie as Midge, Dermot Crowley as Kamp, Peter Porteous as Lenkin, Eva Reuber-Staier as Rublevitch (as Eva Rueber-Staier), as Smithers (as Jeremy Bullock), Tina Hudson as Bianca, William Derrick as Thug with Yo-yo, Stuart Saunders as Major Clive, Patrick Barr as British Ambassador, Vijay Amritraj as Vijay

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