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Mission: Octopussy
Released: June 6, 1983
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: John Glen
Budget: $27.5 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $183.7 Million
Running Time: 131 Minutes

Villain: Kamal Khan
Organization: Self-Employed
Scheme: To steal Russian jewels and detonate a
               nuclear bomb on a U.S. Air Force base
Henchmen: Orlov, Gobinda, Mischka, Grischka
Girls: Octopussy, Magda
Allies: Vijay, General Gogol, Bianca
Bond's Kill Count: 14
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Universal Exports Summary and Review:
[Octopussy Movie Poster] Summary: Bond must investigate the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. The trail leads to the mysterious Octopussy , whose travelling circus features a company of luscious, athletic women. Bond and Octopussy share a passionate attraction, but soon 007 discovers that the elegant Kamal Khan is working with a mad Russian officer to hurl mankind into World War III! As Bond tries to stop the nightmarish scheme, his exploits will include a riveting chase through the streets of India, a deadly brawl on top of a speeding train, and a breathtaking mid-air knife fight on an airplane wing.

Review: Octopussy is a movie that grows on you. It took quite a few viewings before I fully understood the plot, but once I did I realized that it was actually a good film. It has all the classic ingredients for a Bond movie: sex, romance, fights, violence, action, suspense. Kamal Kahn also seems to be an equal opponent for Bond. Even after escaping Kahn's palace, stopping his bomb, and getting his allies to turn against him, Bond still needs Octopussy's help to stop him. As for Moore, he was really beginning to show his age and should have called it quits here.

Universal Exports Rating: 004

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Firsts: Tidbits:
First time another Double-O agent is shown in the field (009)

First time Moneypenny has an assistant

First appearance of Robert Brown as M

First theme song that doesn't include the movie's title in the lyrics

First time Bond plays Backgammon

First time Bond goes to India

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When Octopussy talks about Bond's experience with her father, the story she tells is actually the entire plot of Ian Fleming's Octopussy story.

The name of Moneypenny's assistant, Penelope Smallbone, came from the real name of one of the dancers in the The Spy Who Loved Me title sequence.

The pre-title sequence was originally intended to be a Brazil-based Little Nelly type battle sequence in Moonraker

Sean Connery praised the movie's action sequences.

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Universal Exports Movie Coverage:
The Official SeriesEverything Else
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
SPECTRE (2015)
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Never Say Never Again (1983)

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