1983 film by John Glen

Octopussy is a 1983 film in which a fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death leads James Bond to uncovering an international jewel smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on NATO forces.

Directed by John Glen. Written by George MacDonald Fraser, Michael G. Wilson, and Richard Maibaum, based on a short story by Ian Fleming.
Nobody does it better...thirteen times. (taglines)

Kamal Khan edit

  • Englishman. Likes eggs, preferably Faberge, and dice, preferably loaded.
  • Mr. Bond is indeed of a very rare breed... soon to be made extinct.

Dialogue edit

[Bond and Vijay's car is being chased by Gobinda and his henchmen.]
Bond: Vijay, we've got company!
Vijay: No problem, this is a company car!

Bond: [hands Q his coat] Do you think you can help me? Someone seems to have stuck a knife in my wallet.
Q: Oh, and missed you? What a pity!

Bond: [looking at the tattoo on Magda's back] What is that?
Magda: That's my little octopussy.

Bond: So does he have a proposition for me or do you?
Magda: He suggest a trade. The egg... for your life.
Bond: Well, I heard the price of eggs was going up, but isn't that a little high?

[Vijay arrives to relieve Q as they monitor Octopussy's island palace from the lakeshore]
Vijay: Is he still there?
Q: You must be joking! Double-0-seven on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!

Orlov: [enters the trailer, sees Bond in Mischka's clothes from behind] Leave that! Let's go.
Bond: [turns around, facing Orlov with pointed gun] No, let's stay. You. Sit on that box. Hands on your knees. Come on, move! Now why is that bomb on the train?
Orlov: Who are you?
Bond: I'm with British Secret Service.
[the scene cuts to two Russian soldiers having finished examining General Orlov's car with the jewel container inside the trunk and leaving to do their duty; the scene cuts again to Bond still holding General Orlov captive inside the trailer]
Orlov: You should be more concerned about getting out of here alive.
Bond: I am more concerned about an atomic bomb exploding on a United States Air Force base. You surely can't be inviting a full-scale nuclear war. What happens when the US retaliates?
Orlov: [grins] Against whom?
Bond: [frowning, realizing Orlov's scheme] My God. Of course. Our early-warning system will rule out the possibility of that bomb having come from Russia or anywhere else. Everyone will assume incorrectly that it was an American bomb triggered accidentally.
Orlov: That would be the most plausible explanation.
Bond: Europe will insist on unilateral disarmament, leaving every border undefended for you to walk across at will. And it doesn't matter a damn to you, I suppose, that thousands of innocent people will be killed in this little "accident" of yours?
Orlov: Better than letting a handful of old men in Moscow bargain away our advantage in disarmament talks!
Bond: On your feet, General. You're going to stop that train.
Orlov: [they hear hoot as the train starts to move off] It's too late.
Bond: You can stop it at the border. [the trailer door opens, revealing two Russian soldiers and Bond, having been caught, kills one soldier and escapes to avoid being killed by the other]
Orlov: [referring to Bond escaping from the Russian soldier, who is chasing him] Kill him!! Kill him!!

[General Gogol walks to a crawling General Orlov, who has just been shot by East German border guards, thinking he was trying to defect by chasing the Octopussy circus train]
Gogol: A common thief! A disgrace to the uniform!
Orlov: [weakly] Yes. But tomorrow, I shall be a hero of the Soviet... Union... [dies]

[at Feldstadt Air Base, Kamal Khan prepares to leave ahead of the expected nuclear explosion]
Kamal Khan: [to a USAF lieutenant-general] General, excuse me. I have some traveling arrangements to make. Enjoy the show.
US general: Thank you.
US aide: I'm sure the general will get a big blast out of this.
Khan: I know he won't be disappointed.

[Bond and Q float in a hot air balloon as Octopussy's troops raid Khan's lair]
Bond: I trust you can handle this contraption, Q?
Q: It goes by hot air.
Bond: Oh, then you can.

Khan: You seem to have a nasty habit of surviving.
Bond: Well, you know what they say about the fittest.

Taglines edit

  • Nobody does it better...thirteen times.
  • James Bond's all time action high.
  • Nobody does him better.

Cast edit

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