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FAKTA
ÅR: 1983
SVENSK TITEL: Octopussy Film nr 13
VÄRLDS PREMIÄR: 13 Juni 1983
SVENSK PREMIÄR: 22 Juli 1983
LÄNGD: 130 min
PRODUCENTER: Albert "Cubby"Broccoli
REGI: John Glen
MANUS: George MacDonald Fraser
Richard Maibaum
Michael G,Wilson
FOTO: Alan Hume
SCENOGRAFI: Peter Lamont
KLIPPNING: John Grover
MUSIK: John Barry
TITELMELODI: "All Time High"
framförd av Rita Coolidge
INSPELAD: Indien
Tyskland
USA
England
Pinewood Studios
FILMBOLAG: MGM/Unatid Artists
 
Roger Moore James Bond, 007
Maud Adams Octopussy
Louis Jourdan Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn Magda
Kabir Bedi Gobinda
Steven Berkoff General Orlov
David Meyer Mischa, Twin One
Tony Meyer Grischa, Twin Two
Desmond Llewelyn Q
Vijay Amritraj Vijay
Robert Brown M
Lois Maxwell Miss Moneypenny
Walter Gotell General Gogol
Andy bradford 009
Geoffrey Keen Minister of Defense
Stuart Saunders Major Clive
Patrick Barr British Ambassador
Tony Arjuna Mufti
Bruce Boa U.S. General
Hugo Bower Karl
Jeremy Bulloch Smithers
Ray Charles Thug
Michaela Clavell Penelope Smallbone
Brian Coburn South American V.I.P
Brenda Cowling Schatzi
Dermot Crowley Kamp
William Derrick Thug with Yo-Yo
Peter Edmund Thug
Roberto Germains Ringmaster
Cherry Gillespie Midge
David Graham Petrol Pump Attendant
Richard Graydon Francisco the Fearless
Michael Halphie South American Officer
Paul Hardwick Soviet Chairman
Tina Hudson Bianca
Suzanne Jerome Gwendoline
Talib Johnny Thug
Gertan Klauber Bubi
Richard Parmentier U.S. Aide
Michael Moor Thug
Albert Moses Sadruddin
Ken Norris Colonel Toro
Peter Porteous Lenkin
Eva Reuber-Staier Rublevitch
Ravinder Singh Reyett Thug
Gurdial Sira Thug
Sven Surtees Thug
Gabor Vernon Borchoi
Philip Voss Auctioneer
Douglas Wilmer Fenning
Michael G,Wilson Member of Soviet Security Council/Man on Tour Boat
Carol Richter Circus Personnel
Josef Richter Circus Personnel
Shirley Fossett Circus Personnel
Vera Fossett Circus personnel
Jani-Z Octopussy Girl
Helene Hunt Octopussy Girl
Joni FLynn Octopussy Girl
Kathy Davies Octopussy Girl
Carole Ashby Octopussy Girl
Julie Barth Octopussy Girl
Janine Andrews Octopussy Girl
Cheryl Anne Octopussy Girl
Safira Afzal Octopussy Girl
Gillian De Terville Octorpussy Girl
Louise King Octopussy Girl
Lynda Knight Octopussy Girl
Julie Martin Octopussy Girl
Tina Robinson Octopussy Girl
Carolyn Seaward Octopussy Girl
Mary Stavin Octopussy Girl
Alison Worth Octopussy Girl

EON Productions movies
1.  Dr No 1962
2.  From Russia With Love
1963
3.  Goldfinger 1964
4.  Thunderball 1965
5.  You Only Live Twice 1967

6.  On Her Majesty`s Secret Service 1969
7.  Diamonds Are Forever 1971
8.  Live And Let Die 1973
9. 
The Man With The Golden Gun 1974
10.The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
11.Moonraker 1979
12.For Your Eyes Only 1981
13.Octopussy 1983  
14.A View To A Kill 1985  
15.The Living Daylights
1987
16.Licence To Kill 1989
17.
Goldeneye 1995
18.Tomorrow Never Dies1997
19.The World Is Not Enough 1999
20.Die Another Day 2002
21.Casino Royale 2006
22.Quantum Of Solace 2008
23.
Skyfall 2012
24.
James Bond  24
25. James Bond  25

Not included in 
Bondserie or
EON Productions

Casino Royale 1954
Casino Royale 1967
Never Say Never Again 1983

Producer
Albert "Cubby"Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Barbara Broccoli
Michael G,Wilson

Writers to all Bond books
Ian Fleming  
Amis Kingsley
Raymond Benson 
John Gardner
Charlie Higson
Sebastian Faulks
Jeffery Deaver
Neal Purvis screenwriter
Robert Wade
screenwriter
Bondbooks

James Bond actors
Barry Nelson
Sean Connery

George Lazenby
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig

James Bond Composers
Monty Norman 1
John Barry 11
George Martin 1
Marvin Hamlisch 1
Bill Conti 1
Michael Kamen 1
Eric Serra 1
David Arnold 
5
James Bond Music
22 Best Bondsoundtrack

Allias MI6
Moneypenny Maxwell/Bliss/Bond
Q  Llewelyn/Cleese
M Lee/Brown/Dench
CIA Felix Leiter
Q = Desmond Llewelyn has 
appeared in 17 Bond films 

Bondgirls
Honey Ryder Ursula Andress
Britt Ekland
Izabella Scorupco
Maud Adams 
Kristina Wayborn
Mary Stavin 
Halle Berry JINX
Vesper Lynd  Eva Green
Bond Villians
Jaws (Rickard Kiel)
Venz (Dolph Lundgren)

Octopussy swe  Uppdrag
Den brittiska underrättelsetjänsten upptäcker att någon försöker smuggla ovärderliga juveler. James Bond blir inkopplad och spåren leder till Indien där den vackra smuggeldrottningen Octopussy har sitt residens på en ö enbart bebodd av kvinnor. (Ön Lesbos Grekland).
Ett mycket lockande resemål för Bond som inte direkt avskräcks det kvinnliga könet. 
Juvelsmugglingen visar sig vara en täckmantel. 
En krigsgalen rysk general planerar att föra in och spränga en atombomb i Västtyskland, för att sedan lägga skulden på USA och starta ett nytt världskrig. 
Svenskan Kristina Wayborn spelar den förföriska Magda.
Samt det fanns med tre Bondbrudar.
Maud Adams 
Kristina Wayborn
Mary Stavin 

Bond återvänder i en mer underhållande film med Roger Moore vid rodret för ett sjätte gången. 
Hot om
sin avgång från rollen hade visat grundlösa som Moore undertecknades den streckade linjen. Den vanliga produktionen besättningen var tillbaka för en annan spricka på Bond tyder viss kontinuitet. 
Detta skulle
endast delvis vara fallet - den resulterande kontanter inte långt minskat från föregående filmen, den resulterande filmen, men skulle återvända till formen av 
The
Spy Who Loved Me och ännu Goldfinger. Dekadens allierade med kompetens - men var James Bonds verkliga all time high?


OCTOPUSSY   poster1 983. 32,5X70CM

Från en spännande jet jakt en climactic nedräkning till kärnkraftsolyckan är James Bond tillbaka i en elektrifierande äventyr som driver gränsen för non-stop spänning. Roger Moore skildrar den odödliga actionhjälte, perfekt fånga Agent 007: s dödliga expertis, kärv humor och överväldigande sex appeal.

Bond måste utreda mordet på en agent som var kramade en ovärderlig Faberge ägg vid tidpunkten för dödsfallet. Leden går till den mystiska Octopussy (Maud Adams), vars resande cirkus har ett företag med läckra, atletiska kvinnor. Bond och Octopussy dela en passionerad attraktion, men snart 007 upptäcker att den eleganta Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) arbetar med en galen rysk officer att kasta mänskligheten i ett tredje världskrig! Som Bond försöker stoppa den mardrömslika systemet kommer hans bedrifter inkluderar en fängslande jakt genom gatorna i Indien, en dödlig bråk på toppen av en fortkörning tåg och en hisnande luften knivslagsmål en flygplansvinge.

Med högteknologiska prylar inklusive Bonds bärbara AcroStar jet och ett armbandsur målsökare, det är en hög energi äventyr med fantastiska stunts, atmosfäriska lokaler, och nagelbitande spänning ..



Filming Locations
Pinewood Studios, London, England
Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (Train scenes)
Norholt Air Force Base, England, UK
Oakley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Hanger, used to fly through)
RAF Northolt, London, England, UK
RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Circus parade scene)
Kurfürstendamm, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Black Park Country Park,
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Maud Adams Octopussy
Maud Adams  

Pinewood Studios 

Sir WinstonChurchill. Prime Minister twice  (1940-45 and 1951-55) 
Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.
Ian Flemings boss M

Maud Adams Octopussy 
           Maud Adams    Octopussy


Magda in bed with James Bond 

 

 


General Orlov Played by: Steven Berkoff
Orlov is a pompous Russian General dissatisfied with NATO's disarmament talks. He teams up with Kamal Khan to set up a nuclear bomb in an US air base in Germany. Orlov ends up dead when he is shot in the back while trying to flee to the West.

Maud Adams Octopussy 
Octopussy Played by:  Maud Adams 
Description: Octopussy is an international jewel smuggler as well as the owner of Octopussy's Traveling Circus. She is trying to steal a host of Soviet jewels and artifacts, but is betrayed by her partner, Kamal Khan. She is also Bond's primary love interest in the film.


Kamal Kahn: Played by: Louis Jourdan 
Another sly smuggler with a connection to the Soviet Union, Khan double-crosses his partner, Octopussy, to sell stolen Russian jewelry and plant a nuclear device on an American Air Force base.

Mischka and Grischka
Played by David and Anthony Meyer, respectively
The two knife-throwing, identical twins kill 009 in the beginning of the film. Bond becomes their next target. Near the end of the movie, Mischka gets hit by a cannon while Grishka is stabbed by Bond.

Gobinda: Kamal's main henchman is played well here by Kabir Bedi who has a lot of on-screen presence. He does everything his master commands, including fighting Bond on top of both a train and a plane, but also has a mind of his own and often takes the initiative himself to attack Bond. In another good chase, through an Indian marketplace, he has to chase Bond with a Tuk-Tuk taxi but Bond gets the upper hand as he has a 'company' Tuk-Tuk which has been given some not-so-standard Universal Export modifications.
Gobinda action scene on the train with Bond
Gobinda action scene on the train with Bond

A preserved historic railway with origins in the middle of the 19th century, the Nene Valley Railway stretches for around 12 km / 7 miles and links the station of Peterborough Nene Valley with Yarwell Junction..Of interest, the line has featured in a number of famous television programmes and movies, including both the James Bond films 'Octopussy' and 'Golden Eye'.

Magda Played by: Kristina Wayborn
Description: At first glance, Magda appears to be one of Kamal Khan's henchman after she sleeps with Bond and steals the Faberge Egg. However, it is later revealed that she is in fact a member of Octopussy's Traveling Circus and helps lead the attack on Kamal Khan's palace during the film's finale.
Albert Broccoli with tiger in India 1983
Albert Broccoli with tiger in India Octopussy1983

M Played by: Robert Brown
Description: Taking over for Bernard Lee who passed away shortly after Moonraker's release, Robert Brown acts as the same character. It is often debated that he is actually Admiral Hargreaves, Brown's character in The Spy Who Loved Me, but it is never finitely stated that he is anyone other than Sir Miles Messervy, who was Bernard Lee's M.
Bianca Played by: Tina Hudson
Bianca Played by: Tina Hudson
Description: Bianca: Seen helping Bond in the pre-credits sequence, Bianca helps Bond during the pre-title sequence by giving him Colonel Toro's ID badge,, then waits for him to make a getaway. Instead, Bond gets caught and instead of escaping, is driven out of the base under armed guard. Bianca follows with the horsebox Bond brought in and attracts the attention of the guards long enough for Bond to escape.

Agent 009 Played by: Andy Bradford
Description: After escaping from Octopussy's circus with the Portrait of a Lady Faberge Egg, 009 is killed by Mischka and Grishka, but not before crashing into the British Ambassador's room and delivering the egg.

James Bond Played by: Roger Moore
Description: Roger Moore returns for his sixth appearance as James Bond, a role which is now completely his. Moore has a certain confidence that, while more realistic, also comes across as slightly bored. In addition, his time in a clown outfit is one of the low points of the series.

Octopussy Played by: Maud Adams
Description: Octopussy is an international jewel smuggler as well as the owner of Octopussy's Traveling Circus. She is trying to steal a host of Soviet jewels and artifacts, but is betrayed by her partner, Kamal Khan. She is also Bond's primary love interest in the film.

Colonel ToroPlayed by: Ken Norris
Description: Looking like Bond's long lost twin, Colonel Toro stops Bond from destroying his top secret plane during the pre-title sequence. However, he is killed when Bond leads a heat-seeking missile into a hanger with Toro and the plane.
Vijay, James Bond's contact at Station I, played by tennis star Vijay Amritraj in Octopussy
 Vijay Played by: Vijay Amritraj
Description: Vijay is Bond's main ally in India. A fellow British Secret Service employee, his knowledge of India proves invaluable. He meets his end at the hand of the villainous"Yo Yo Killer."

Yo Yo KillerPlayed by: William Derrick
Description: This man kills Vijay with his bladed yo yo on the orders of Gobinda. He later tries to murder Bond in the same manor, but after missing he loses a battle with 007, which costs him his life.
 Octopussy
Octopussy
 
Octopussy

Film Octopussy (1983)
Location
Lake Picchola, Udaipur
Scene Disguised as a crocodile, Bond swims up to the 'floating palace', populated only by attractive women, and the lair of Octopussy, whom he suspects to be involved with the smuggling of a Fabergé egg.:

STAY
Guests - both female and male - can actually stay at Octopussy's island hideaway, Taj Lake Palace The hotel is lavishly decorated with ornate, carved windows and domed turrets.
Taj Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India(00 91 294 242 8800; www.tajhotels.com). Doubles from Rs23,100 (about £300)

TUK-TUK was used by the henchman Gobinda in Octopussy Octopussy Vijay Amritraj
Octopussy Vijay Amritraj
Vijay, James Bond's contact at Station I, played by tennis star Vijay Amritraj in Octopussy
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Bondgirl from Octopussy 1983  Maud Adams and Kristina Wayborn  Britt-Inger Johansson, with James Gunnar Schäfer Bond in James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro.

Octopussy

Film Octopussy (1983)
Location
Lake Picchola, Udaipur
Scene Disguised as a crocodile, Bond swims up to the 'floating palace', populated only by attractive women, and the lair of Octopussy, whom he suspects to be involved with the smuggling of a Fabergé egg.:

STAY
Guests - both female and male - can actually stay at Octopussy's island hideaway,Taj Lake Palace. The hotel is lavishly decorated with ornate, carved windows and domed turrets.
Taj Lake Palace, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India(00 91 294 242 8800; www.tajhotels.com). Doubles from Rs23,100 (about £300)

 

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Bloopers
I pre-titeln sekvens, som Acrostar flyger genom lagret, kan du se om du tittar noga nog stången på vilken modell strålen spetsad på.

När Vijay är "fiske" (medan James är med Octopussy), är hans skjorta 2 knappar blyg för att vara knäppt till toppen. 

När inkräktarna smyga attackera honom framifrån och bakifrån, sliter de hans skjorta 4 knappar ner och nästan till naveln. Sen när Gobinda går nerför trappan och tittar på Vijay är hans skjorta tillbaka till att vara knäppt 2 knappar uppifrån. Sedan, när vi tittar på Vijay från utsiktspunkt av goon med Buzzsaw ser vi Vijay skjorta är uppknäppt 3 eller 4 spår igen.

Under filmens klimax kan stuntman fördubbling för 007: s fallskärm tydligt ses när det blåser öppna sin jacka. Senare, när Gobinda faller av planet kan du tydligt se de orange band av hans fallskärm under hans jacka när han snurrar bort.

Pre-förtexter med Acrostar planet var ursprungligen tänkt att vara lite Nelly typ striden sekvens i Moonraker och skulle ske ovanför Angel Falls i Brasilien. Det måste utrangeras när det faller "flodbädden torkade upp

Octopussy ö låg i Udaipur, Indien. Det var också känd som "City of Sunrise".

Magda var ett djur tränare, en jockey, och även en racerförare, innan hon blev skådespelerska.

När Octopussy talar om Bonds bakgrund med sin far Major Dexter Smythe, är att historien faktiskt hela handlingen i Ian Fleming novell, "Octopussy".

Den Faberge ägg auktion sekvens var i Ian Fleming novell, "Tillhör en Lady".

Sidan säger redan att Faberge ägg auktion sekvens på Sothebys togs från novellen "Tillhör en Lady". Denna berättelse var faktiskt på uppdrag av en konst expert på Sothebys och publiceras i Sothebys årliga "Konst på auktion". 

En annan intressant länk till Sothebys är att chefen för Sothebys i många år, Peter Wilson faktiskt inkallad till MI6 under andra världskriget och hans kodnummer fanns 007, och hans vän och kollega Ian Fleming delvis använde honom som inspiration för karaktären. 

Octopussy är den första Bond-filmen för att bevisa länken till Sothebys.

Sean Connery berömde faktiskt actionsekvenser i filmen

Roger Moore använder Walther P-5 under större delen av filmen. Den P-5 liknar Walther P-38 som används av den tyska armén under andra världskriget. De största skillnaderna är mycket kortare pipa och en annan säkerhetsmekanism. Jämfört med PPK är något tyngre och avfyrar 9mm Parabellum rundan.

Trots att han är känd för att vara allmän Orlov i Octopussy spelade Steven Berkoff en liknande roll som en sovjetisk officer i Rambo: First Blood Part II.

Namnet Moneypenny assistent, Penelope Smallbone, kom från det riktiga namnet på en av dansarna i den TSWLM vinjett.

 

 

  • Första gången en häst förvandlas till ett plan
    Första gången en annan dubbel-O-medlet visas i fältet (009)
    Första gången en dubbel-O medlet dödas på skärmen
    Första gången Moneypenny är inte ensam på hennes kontor
    Första utseende Robert Brown som M
    Första gången Bond klär sig som en clown
    Första användningen av en luftballong som en form av transport
    Första gången Bond använder kvinnor som hans kavalleri
    Första slaget ovanpå ett flygplan
    Första gången Q går activly Bond i området.
    Första temat låt som inte inkluderar filmer titeln i texterna.
    Första gången Bond kör en tysk bil
    Första gången Bond spelar Backgammon
    Första gången 007 är en passagerare i en VW Beetle
    Första gången 007 går till Östberlin
    Första utseende Acrostar jet (aka The Silver Bullet)
    Första gången en cirkus fungerar som en täckmantel för olaglig verksamhet (smuggling)
    Första skurk relaterad till en monark (Kamal Khan är en exil afghansk prins)
    Första kvinnliga huvudrollen

 

  •  
  • First time a horse turns into a plane
  • First time another Double-O agent is shown in the field (009)
  • First time a Double-O agent is killed on screen
  • First time Moneypenny is not alone in her office
  • First appearance of Robert Brown as M
  • First time Bond dresses like a clown
  • First use of a hot air balloon as a form of transportation
  • First time Bond uses women as his cavalry
  • First battle on top of an airplane
  • First time Q activly joins Bond in the field.
  • First theme song that doesn't include the movies title in the lyrics.
  • First time Bond drives a German car
  • First time Bond plays Backgammon
  • First time 007 is a passenger in a VW Beetle
  • First time 007 goes to East Berlin
  • First appearance of the Acrostar jet (a.k.a. The Silver Bullet)
  • First time a circus serves as a cover for illegal activity (smuggling)
  • First villain related to a monarch (Kamal Khan is an exiled Afghan prince)
  • First female title character

 

+ Roger Moore var inledningsvis tveksam till att ställa upp som 007 för sjätte gången. En av de som var föreslagen som Bond ifall Moore skulle hoppa av, var Christopher "Stålmannen" Reeve.

+Faye Dunaway var först på gång i rollen som Octopussy, men hon ville enligt uppgift ha ett rätt så högt gage, varför rollen gick till Maud Adams istället.

+Den första scen som spelades in var den med Bond och M vid Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin. Datum: 10 augusti 1982.

+Den som spelar 009 är Andy Bradford. Han var även den vakt vid St Cyril´s som Melina sköt i axeln i förra filmen, For Your Eyes Only.

+Moneypennys assistent Penelope Smallbone spelas av Michaela Clavell, dotter till succéförfattaren James Clavell. Denne har skrivit tegelstenar som Shogun och Tai-Pan.

+En av de mest omtalade "mindre lyckade tagningarna" i Bondserien var Lois Maxwells felsägning när den ovanstående scenen skulle spelas in. Maxwell introducerade sin assistent som "miss Smallbush." Enligt uppgift ska det p g a alla skratt-attacker ha tagit lång tid innan man kunde göra en ny tagning av scenen!

+Bonds och Kamals backgammon-parti skulle från början ha varit med i The Spy Who Loved Me, fast då mellan Bond och Max Kalba.

+Scenografen Peter Lamont lade ned massor av tid och energi på Octopussys parad-slup. Till sist hittade man två lämpliga båtar i Bombay, som man använde som förlaga till slupen.

+Kristina Wayborn kommer från byn Isgärde på Öland. Innan hon bytte namn hette hon Britt-Inger Johansson.

+Octopussy var den sista Bondfilm som även avslöjade titeln på nästa film, "James Bond will return in...". Här anges i och för sig titeln på nästa film till From a View to a Kill. Man strök senare ordet From i den titeln.

+I samband med den svenska premiären på Octopussy kom Desmond Llewelyn, "Q", hit på PR-besök tillsammans med Mary Stavin och Gillian de Terville, som i filmen spelar två av Octopussys cirkusflickor. I intervjuer avslöjade Llewelyn att han egentligen är helt oteknisk och att han hade svårt att få vatten ur duschkranen på sitt hotellrum!

+Octopussy var den av 80-talets Bondfilmer som fick bäst kritik i de svenska tidningarna. Jurgen Schildt kallade i Aftonbladet filmen för "kärt strunt" men gav den ändå tre plus. Bernt Eklund gav filmen tre getingar i Expressen. "Roger Moore är så avspänd att han förmodligen skulle somna stående om inte de läskiga skurkarna oavbrutet attackerade honom", tyckte Eklund.

+Bondintresset var mycket högt under 1983, inte bara därför att det kom två Bondfilmer under det året, utan också därför att alla Bondfilmerna vid denna tid höll på att släppas på hyrvideo i Sverige. De första två Bondfilmerna på video var From Russia With Love och Goldfinger, som släpptes på hyrvideo i maj 1982. De lade sig snabbt i hyrvideo-toppen och stannade där under hela sommaren, trots fotbolls-VM och stekhet värme! I september 1982 följdes de av Dr. No och For Your Eyes Only, alltså den då nyaste filmen! Där kan man snacka om rusning efter hyrvideo... Sedan pytsade man ut ett par Bondfilmer i taget under det närmaste året. Man sparade Thunderball och The Spy Who Loved Me till sist!

+I Sverige fick Octopussy massvis av medie-uppmärksamhet eftersom tre svenska tjejer medverkade i den (Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn och Mary Stavin). 

+Av en ren tillfällighet avslöjades en skandal i Sovjetunionen samtidigt som Octopussy spelades in: Brezjnevs svärson var inblandad i en historia som gick ut på att den ryska statscirkusen smugglade in juveler i landet. Vid en razzia i svärsonens lägenhet fann man ädelstenar för 1 miljon dollar.

+Maud Adams medgav att det tog tid att lära sig "säga filmens titel utan att rodna".

+Roger Moore var inte säker på om han skulle vara med i filmen eller inte. Den som skulle hoppa in i fall han tackade nej var Christopher "Stålmannen" Reeve

 

General Info - Octopussy (1983) Octopussy Logo

Bond returns for a sleeker, more entertaining film with Roger Moore at the helm for a sixth time. Threats of his resignation from the role had proved groundless as Moore signed on the dotted line. The usual production crew was back for another crack at Bond suggesting at some continuity. This would only partly be the case - the resultant cash was not far diminished from the previous film, the resultant film, however, would return to the mould of The Spy Who Loved Me and even Goldfinger. Decadence allied with competence - but was this James Bond's real all time high?

The Plot

Consider the situation in the early 1980's -The Cold War is fizzling away leaving many to wonder what to do. Not so General Orlov, who wants to attack NATO in their apparently weak state due to easing tensions. Rejections from Moscow force Orlov to ally with Kamal Khan in a win-win partnership - on one side, through Khan's unsuspecting associate Octopussy (and her circus), a nuclear bomb can be brought into West Germany for Orlov whilst at the same time, Orlov can get jewels from the Russian archive to aide Khan's smuggling operation, also into Europe. The bomb is to be set off at the circus inside a US military base, the blame subsequently being pinned on the US as an accident, with US forces having to withdraw from Europe leaving the door open to Orlov's megalomaniac plans. Bond, who allies with Octopussy, discovers this plan and de-activates the bomb, just, at the performance and then jets off to India to rescue her from Khan which, of course, is done successfully but with the help of Octopussy's gymnasts.

Budget: $25m - Gross: $184m

James Bond - Octopussy (1983)

After deploying a more profound interpretation of Bond in For Your Eyes Only, Roger Moore relaxes a little here and seems to enjoy the ride much better. With Maud Adams as they leading lady, there was no doubt that the Bond-Octopussy relationship would hit it off. There is a touch more class and panache to the performance this time too. It gels much as The Spy Who Loved Me did, despite Moore having a bug in India, and goes down as one of his most accomplished perfomances as 007.

Bond, the character, does some of the greatest continent hopping of the whole series. He starts in South America, lands home in London, then goes to India, heads for Germany, then back to India! As usual, he has up-to-date equipment such as the LCD watch and the Acrostar Jet (well, almost up-to-date - it was planned to be used in Moonraker, actually). He also like dressing up in this film, be it as a Banana Republic General or a clown. As a clown, the scene where Bond has to defuse the nuclear bomb, there is restraint where there could have been overt humour - and the fuilm is much the better thanks to the control of the producers.

Like For Your Eyes Only, Bond is truly shocked when an ally, in this case Vijay, is lost on the mission. In this move away from action-man Bond and into a more human type, the Roger Moore Bond really comes into its element.

Conclusion: A suitable follow-on performance from the previous film, the balance is about right. This Bond is somewhere between Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only, equating humour with humanity for a polished Bond. Perhaps it was the threat of the rival film Never Say Never Again which focussed the producer's minds to make Bond as good as he gets? Whatever, no-one can argue with this wonderful outing

Allies/MI6 - Octopussy (1983)

Allies

Vijay: Vijay makes his presence known to Bond, rather cleverly, by playing the "James Bond Theme" on his flute, which he using as part of his snake-charming cover. He works as a tennis pro, fittingly enough, at Kamal's club in town. He helps Bond to escape from this club later, after Bond humiliates Kamal Khan, by driving the Taxi. He is not spared thougfh, and is killed later in a vicious attack by one of Gobinda's henchmen, using the yo-yo buzz saw. Bond is deeply shocked by his death at the lakeside and uses this as a thrust for his revenge later.

Bianca: Seen helping Bond in the pre-credits sequence, Bianca sets Bond up as General Toro, then waits for him to make a getaway. Instead, Bond gets caught and instead of escaping, is driven out of the base under armed guard. Bianca follows with the horsebox Bond brought in and attracts the attention of the guards long enough for Bond to escape.

General Gogol: Instead of fighting for seemingly Soviet causes, Gogol pushes for a more positive agenda to address Russia's internal problems, which is against Orlov's megalomanial scheme to conquer Northern Europe. Gogol does not let it lie there. He keeps his eye on Orlov until the point where he can prove that he is the thief of jewellery from the Kremlin Art Repository - then the East German troops shoot Orlov, as he tries to catch the train going into West Germany.

MI6

'M': The character of 'M' returns here in the form of Robert Brown (who had played Admiral Hargreaves in The Spy Who Loved Me). Following on from his predecessor, this 'M' gives Bond a customary berating, this time for swapping the Fabergé eggs at Sotherby's. Despite this initial reception, 'M' does give a wry smile when Bond leaves, realising what he has done is for the best. Later 'M' joins Bond in East Berlin to discuss future plans.

Miss Moneypenny: The shortest of all her roles, Moneypenny is overshadowed by her new, but not long-lived, assistant, Miss Penelope Smallbone. Instead of the usual pleasantries, Moneypenny seems to get the brunt of Bond's teasing as he is more interested in the new office beauty - much to Moneypenny's chagrin.

Miss Penelope SmallboneMiss Penelope Smallbone: Moneypenny's new assistant gets all of Bond's attention as he embarks on a new mission. Smallbone gets her own desk and computer, but fails to appear again (I wonder if Bond was happy?). It is fairly obvious that she was meant as a Moneypenny replacement, but the producers must have thought better of it.

'Q': In his under-resourced Indian workshop, 'Q' prepares more new equipment for Bond, including a homer for Bond's Fabergé egg and a Liquid Crystal Display watch TV - which Bond uses to take close-ups of a secretary's bust, much to 'Q''s annoyance. Bond later gets a ride in 'Q''s Hot-Air Balloon to the Monsoon Palace. Bond fights his way to Octopussy while 'Q' lands the thing, thronged by a bevvy of Octopussy's beauties. They flirt with him but he is having none of it. He does suggest that his mind will return to them though, later.

Minister Of Defence, Frederick Gray: Fleeting this time, Gray is seen at the end of the film retuning to Gogol a treasure which Bond used to persuade Octopussy that Kamal's plans were not as he had suggested.

Jim Fanning: An art expert MI6 employs, Fanning is accompanied by Bond to Sotherby's where a real Fabergé egg is for sale, not one like that handed in, brutally, by 009 in West Germany. Bond nearly gives Fanning a coronary by outbidding Kamal for the egg, proceeding to swap the real egg for the fake in order to "smoke him out".

Agent 009: Seen just after the titles, 009 tries to escape the Octopussy circus with one of the fake Fabergé eggs. He is pursued eagerly by the knife-wielding Mischka and Grischka through a forest, in a very haunting scene. They catch up with him because he is hindered by his clown's outfit and the balloons on his back which keep popping. When they catch him up, they throw a knife at him, rendering him dead - or so they think. He has just enough time to get out of the river and crawl to the British Embassy and dispense of the egg.

Conclusion: Bond is helped in India by the fearless Vijay and in Europe by Gogol, an unlikely ally. The former is an interesting, if somewhat tongue-in-cheek ally, twhile the other is deadly serious in stopping Orlov. Poles apart yet both very good. Fanning is probably the only ally Bond has brough to near death on purpose, which makes for a rather amusing scene, while Smallbone acts to make Bond feel younger. The rest is as usual, except that 'M' is a mite softer now. This does not last for long though - The character would become tougher under Timothy Dalton's Bond.

Villains - Octopussy (1983)

Kamal Khan: A corrupt Afghan Prince who colludes with General Orlov to further both their ends, Kamal is an intelligent and sophisticated villain the likes of which has not been for a while in the series. He uses Octopussy's travelling circus as a means of smuggling jewellery from country to country, admittedly with her knowledge, but double crosses her by changing the jewels for a nuclear bomb when the circus visits a US Air Base in West Germany. The role of Khan is played brilliantly by Louis Jordan. His best scenes are when Bond betters him in both the auction room (by out-bidding him to an outrageous sum for the Fabergé Egg) and in the club (by cottoning-on to Kamal's technique for winning and turning the tables on the cheat). His demise is spectacular as he is sent to his death when his plane is forced to crash by Bond.

Gobinda: Kamal's main henchman is played well here by Kabir Bedi who has a lot of on-screen presence. He does everything his master commands, including fighting Bond on top of both a train and a plane, but also has a mind of his own and often takes the initiative himself to attack Bond. In another good chase, through an Indian marketplace, he has to chase Bond with a Tuk-Tuk taxi but Bond gets the upper hand as he has a 'company' Tuk-Tuk which has been given some not-so-standard Universal Export modifications.

General Orlov: Détente and Orlov are like chalk and cheese. He seizes the opportunity to cause trouble, with the assistance of Kamal Khan, buy offering the Afghan jewellery in trade for getting the nuclear bomb into West Germany. This character is only memorable due to his importance in the plot, not by the performance given by Steven Berkoff. Our first encounter with Orlov is when he addresses the Russian 'Committee' with his megalomaniac plans against NATO. He loses out to General Gogol in the battle of words as Gogol displays much more composure and honesty.

Mischka and Grischka: Identical twins, identical target - Bond. They are a knife-throwing act in Octopussy's circus but use their skill to more devastating effect when they kill 009 in East Berlin whilst trying to retreive the fake Fabergé Egg. 007 on the other hand is not overcome by these murderers as he kills both in separate confrontations; one aboard the train, the other after they have jumped off it.

Conclusion: No real crackpots or crazed perverts here, just a criminal element trying to get on with its business. There's nothing wrong (or is that right?) with that, but it's all done with a touch of stoidness. Kamal is a corrupt businessman, who is really a bit-part to Orlov's megalomania. Admittedly, Orlov is not the most clear-headed of folks, and that makes him much better for the film, but we have met more worthy candidates for the loony title. On the other hand, Mischka, Grischka and Gobinda are much better - simple yet effective.

Women - Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy: An exotic lady to say the least. Octopussy owns a travelling circus with India as its base. Her palace there is guarded by an all-female band of gymnasts which belong to her revived Octopus cult. The circus is used as a cover, with her partner Kamal Khan, for jewellery smuggling. Upon meeting Bond Octopussy she reveals that she is the daughter of the disgraced British agent Dexter Smythe. Years before Bond had been sent to look for Smythe in the Far East and had given him the option of suicide rather than a court martial back home. As the film progresses Octopussy and Bond become lovers. When she is kidnapped by Kamal, after Bond prevents the nuclear bomb from exploding, 007 chases them to get her back.

There is a lot of chemistry between Roger Moore and Maud Adams and thus is a well remembered leading lady. Adams is the only woman to have played two major Bond film roles, having appeared as Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun. Octopussy (the film) allowed her to present her considerable skills as an actress, much more than her other role.

Magda: A beautiful sidekick for Octopussy's operations (and assistant to Kamal Khan), Magda is sent to get back the real Fabergé Egg from Bond, in what ever way possible, whilst he is at the hotel. She inadvertantly helps Bond by explaining her Octopus tattoo which identifies her as one of the cult's members. Kristina Wayborn makes a splendid job of Magda's character, with the script even letting her show off her athletic skills in the battle at the Monsoon Palace.

Conclusion: Not quite the numbers Bond usually comes across on a mission, but his eventual relationship with Octopussy makes up for that. Magda is a much different proposition - acting as Kamal's mole, she has to take it by order, not that that seems to bother her! Both are beautiful, charismatic to some degree and have a great on-screen presence with Moore's Bond. Very accomplished.

Gadgets & Weapons - Octopussy (1983)

Demolition Briefcase: Seen in the pre-credits sequence, this briefcase houses a bomb beneath its false bottom. It is used unsuccessfully by Bond when he infiltrates the banana republic air base.

Mont Blanc Fountain Pen: This innocent piece of stationery actually has a dual purpose. It's barrel contains some acid which will dissolve through metal - highly useful when Bond tries to escape from the Monsoon Palace. Also, the lid contains an earpiece which Bond uses to listen in on the bug placed inside the Fabergé Egg.

Seiko Watches: The first watch seen in the film contains a radio directional finder which he uses to track down the Fabergé Egg after it is stolen by Magda. The second is, in fact, a LCD television. Bond uses this when he is chasing Kamal and Gobinda who had kidnapped Octopussy. Q's hot air balloon has a video camera mounted on it which beamed the proceedings to Bond.

Yo-Yo Buzz Saw: This is a circular saw which, as its name suggests, runs up and down a wire like a yo-yo. It is a horrific weapon used by one of the men employed by Gobinda to assassinate Bond. Just before this terrific fight sequence Vijay is killed using it but, luckily, we don't get to see its results on-screen. Nevertheless a children's toy replica was made!

Conclusion: A much better Seiko watch here to For Your Eyes Only. Indeeds, better watches - we witness two in operation. The fountain pen is a useful tool and although its a shame that we don't see the demolition case being used, the explosion thereafter is more than enough! Just as fatal is the buzz saw, which, mercifully, is not shown in action too much in the film.

Vehicles - Octopussy (1983)

Acrostar Mini-Jet: An amazing one-seater jet which was built and flown by its designer, 'Corkey' Fornof. With its wings folded up it was hidden behind a false horse's backside inside a horse trailer, being pulled by a Range Rover. It is used to escape from his pursuers once Bond has tricked his way from being guarded as he is escorted from the air base. The response to this is to send up a heat-seeking missile to destroy Bond. This is reversed when Bond flies through an aeroplane hangar. The Mini-Jet makes it, but the missile does not and it blows the whole thing sky high leaving Bond to finally escape. That whole sequence is brilliant as it involved very detailed mock-ups and replicas which are indistinguishable to the real thing onscreen. The only glitch is that if you look closely when the jet flies through the hangar you can just see the prop which holds the plane at an angle, obviously being towed through the hangar. Never mind, I didn't know about it until I really looked.

Tuk-Tuk Company Taxi: Once again Q's workshop at Universal Exports has been working overtime to change this seemingly ordinary Tuk-Tuk three-wheeled taxi into a supercharged vehicle! Vijay drives this machine and Bond clings on in the rear whilst they are being chased by Gobinda and Co. in their ordinary taxi. It is made to ride on two wheels and even flies through the air over a camel in a very funny chase.

Q's Hot Air Balloon: An idiotic yet amusing mode of transport for a sophisticated secret agent, this balloon is used by Bond and Q to get to the Monsson Palace whilst the battle between Octopussy's troupe and Kamal Khan's men ensues below. It is decorated in the Union flag and contains CCTV and a video camera which aides Bond in his search for the kidnapped Octopussy.

Crocodile Submarine: Bond uses this one-man submarine to get onto Octopussy's floating palace without being noticed. It is also used to flee from the palace when Bond and a thug together fall into the lake from the balcony of the palace. Access was made through the mouth!

Conclusion: No Bond car this time, as such. Instead we are given the Acrostar Jet - a plane which Bond brings into the base without anyone noticing, then leaves with about everybody noticing! The Tuk-Tuk taxi is equally impressive in the stunts department, even if the tennis crack is a bit misguided. Q's Hot air balloon obviously has something to do with the ski-parachute jump from The Spy Who Loved Me - the Union Jack - but does not live up to its predecessor.

 

Octopussy Logo1983) – James Bond may have met his match in Octopussy, an entrancing beauty involved in a devastating military plot to destroy détente. From the palaces of India to a speeding circus train in Germany and a mid-air battle on the wing of a high-flying aircraft, only Agent 007 can stop the nightmarish scheme!

Acrostar Mini-Jet:Acrostar Mini-Jet: An amazing one-seater jet which was built and flown by its designer, 'Corkey' Fornof. With its wings folded up it was hidden behind a false horse's backside inside a horse trailer, being pulled by a Range Rover. It is used to escape from his pursuers once Bond has tricked his way from being guarded as he is escorted from the air base. The response to this is to send up a heat-seeking missile to destroy Bond. This is reversed when Bond flies through an aeroplane hangar. The Mini-Jet makes it, but the missile does not and it blows the whole thing sky high leaving Bond to finally escape. That whole sequence is brilliant as it involved very detailed mock-ups and replicas which are indistinguishable to the real thing onscreen. The only glitch is that if you look closely when the jet flies through the hangar you can just see the prop which holds the plane at an angle, obviously being towed through the hangar. Never mind, I didn't know about it until I really looked.

Tuk-Tuk Company TaxiTuk-Tuk Company Taxi: Once again Q's workshop at Universal Exports has been working overtime to change this seemingly ordinary Tuk-Tuk three-wheeled taxi into a supercharged vehicle! Vijay drives this machine and Bond clings on in the rear whilst they are being chased by Gobinda and Co. in their ordinary taxi. It is made to ride on two wheels and even flies through the air over a camel in a very funny chase.

Q's Hot Air BalloonQ's Hot Air Balloon: An idiotic yet amusing mode of transport for a sophisticated secret agent, this balloon is used by Bond and Q to get to the Monsson Palace whilst the battle between Octopussy's troupe and Kamal Khan's men ensues below. It is decorated in the Union flag and contains CCTV and a video camera which aides Bond in his search for the kidnapped Octopussy.

Crocodile SubmarineCrocodile Submarine: Bond uses this one-man submarine to get onto Octopussy's floating palace without being noticed. It is also used to flee from the palace when Bond and a thug together fall into the lake from the balcony of the palace. Access was made through the mouth!

Conclusion: No Bond car this time, as such. Instead we are given the Acrostar Jet - a plane which Bond brings into the base without anyone noticing, then leaves with about everybody noticing! The Tuk-Tuk taxi is equally impressive in the stunts department, even if the tennis crack is a bit misguided. Q's Hot air balloon obviously has something to do with the ski-parachute jump from The Spy Who Loved Me - the Union Jack - but does not live up to its predecessor.

     

 

Octopussy - Bede Acrostar 12' Jet Plane  
Octopussy - Bede Acrostar 12' Jet Plane
Vijay, James Bond's contact at Station I, played by tennis star Vijay Amritraj in Octopussy
Octopussy Vijay Amritraj
Vijay, James Bond's contact at Station I, played by tennis star Vijay Amritraj in Octopussy
Vijay Amritraj Played for Indien against Sweden in Davies Cup final 1987.

The standard Indian Tuk-Tuk taxi, a simple three-wheeled rickshaw of types, is modified by Q-Branch and driven by Vijay. Bond becomes worried when Gobinda advances on them shooting big holes out of the Tuk-Tuks seats during a chase through Indian streets.  
This AUTO-RICKSHAW – TUK-TUK was used by the henchman Gobinda in Octopussy to chase down and try to kill James Bond. It was built on the new frame of a standard Honda three-wheeler. The motor, however, was significantly beefed up by legendary stunt man Remy Julienne. 

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Octopussy Script

  • When Bond bends metal bars surrounding a window after weakening them with acid, a brief musical quote of the theme from Superman (1978) can be heard.
  • Maud Adams (Octopussy) previously appeared (and was killed) in another James Bond film (The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)). Faye Dunaway and Sybil Danning were considered for the role.
  • The elephant hunt sequence had its origins in the The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Producer Harry Saltzman had wanted an elephant stampede in the film so Bond and Scaramanga could chase each other on elephant back. The rest of the creative team balked at the idea, but Saltzman went to see an elephant trainer. It turns out that elephants need a special shoe on their feet to protect them from rough surfaces when they work. A few months later, while filming in Thailand, Albert R. Broccoli got a call saying his elephant shoes were ready. Harry Saltzman had apparently ordered about 2,600 pairs of them. The sequence did not end up being in “The Man with the Golden Gun” and the man who made the shoes did not get paid. As of 1990, EON Productions allegedly still owed him.
  • During casting, James Brolin was almost given the role of James Bond when at the last minute, Roger Moore agreed to play Bond again. Brolin’s screen tests can be seen on the DVD. Moore had gone out of contract after For Your Eyes Only (1981). The production went with safe-bet and popular Moore because the film would be competing with Never Say Never Again (1983) starring original and former James Bond actor and legend Sean Connery. The uncertainty in using an American actor in the role and having to introduce a new actor in going-up against Connery were the reasons.
  • James Brolin, Oliver Tobias and Michael Billington were screen-tested for the role of James Bond.
  • Vehicles featured included an Acrostar Mini Jet aka a Bede Jet; yellow and black three-wheeled Indian Auto Rickshaw Tuk-Tuk Company Taxis; a dark gray metallic Alfa Romeo GTV 6 Quadrifoglio; a white Volkswagen Beetle or VW bug; various Mercedes makes including a black Mercedes-Benz 250 SE, Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman and Mercedes-Benz 240D; Kamal Khan’s black Rolls Royce Phantom III car and private Beechcraft C-45 ‘Twin Beech’ plane; Q’s Hot Air Balloon; an Alligator Boat; five BMW 5 series sedans and a BMW motorcycle for the West German police vehicles; a Range Rover convertible; Army Truck and Willys jeep; and an Aerospatiale Alouette 316B helicopter.
  • The backgammon game was originally intended to take place in Max Kalba’s club in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
  • The Acrostar Jet was 12 feet long with a single micro-turbo jet engine TRS-18. It could fly at 160 mph and soar at 310 mph and reach 30,000 feet with a climbing rate of 2500 feet per minute. It was piloted and owned by J.W. ‘Corkey’ Fornof of Louisiana who had been an uncredited aviation consultant on Moonraker (1979) and also worked on Licence to Kill (1989) as a pilot.
  • First James Bond film to be released with the MGM Lion logo at the beginning. MGM merged with United Artists in 1982, the year before the release of Octopussy and this is the first Bond film distributed by the new company, MGM/UA Distribution Co.
  • The Octopussy character was originally intended to be a villainess and in the media at the time it was reported that Faye Dunaway was being considered for this part.
  • Cameo: [Michael G. Wilson] a passenger on the riverboat / a Soviet Security Council Member.
  • When Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny introduces her new assistant Penelope Smallbone (Michaela Clavell) to James Bond (Roger Moore), during one take, she accidentally called her Penelope Smallbush instead.
  • It was not a planned part of the Indian cabbie chase sequence when a cyclist rode between the two battling vehicles, providing added suspense.
  • Footage of Roger Moore and Kristina Wayborn in bed shown in one of the film’s trailers is not included in the film itself.
  • Another actor was hired in addition to Vijay Amritraj when there was a dispute with Actor’s Equity because Armitraj was not a member of the actor’s union.
  • Stuntman Martin Grace had a serious accident while filming on the train. Hanging on the side of it, the train went into a non-assessed area of the track and he rammed into a pilon, seriously damaging his leg and hip and hospitalizing him for six months. He made a full recovery.
  • In the train-flying car stunt, when the car landed, one of the stunt men dressed as a fisherman only just made it out of the row boat in the lake where the car was landing. This footage can be seen in the finished film.
  • The crocodile water vessel that James Bond travels in is a reference / homage to the diving suit with a pigeon-on-the-head sequence from Goldfinger (1964).
  • Ken Burns, an extra working on the film at the Nene Valley train location was allowed to film a Super-8 six minute film of the filming at the Peterborough, England location. This is now available to view on the Ultimate Edition DVD of the film. The short includes footage of Roger Moore and Michael G. Wilson and focuses on machinery and filmmaking mechanics. The sixteen year old extra was playing an East German Border Guard and lived near to the location. He was affectionately known on the set as the “3rd Unit”.
  • Vijay Amritraj is a professional tennis player in real life.
  • The “company” taxi used to pick up 007 was specially constructed at Pinewood Studios, and capable of speeds in excess of 70mph.
  • Robert Brown appears as “M” for the first time.
  • The end credits identity the next film as, “From A View to a Kill.” In fact the title wound up being A View to a Kill (1985).
  • Bond meets up with Vijay when he hears Vijay play a few bars of “The James Bond Theme.”
  • Q appears as an active participant in a mission for the first time, as opposed to being behind the scenes.
  • The other source material, the short story “Property of a Lady,” was originally published in a special edition of an auction house catalog. It was not part of the original short story collection Octopussy, but was added later when the book was published in paperback.
  • The pre-title sequence with the Acrostar plane was originally intended to be a You Only Live Twice (1967) Little Nelly type battle sequence in Moonraker (1979) and was to take place above the Angel Falls in Venezuela. It had to be scrapped when the fall’s river bed dried up.
  • The Acrostar plane used in the pre-title sequence is now hanging from the ceiling of a restaurant in Clearwater Florida, USA.
  • Octopussy’s island was located in Udaipur, India. It was also known as the “City of Sunrise”.
  • According to press reports prior to production, Persis Khambatta was a front-runner for the title role.
  • The character of Penelope Smallbone was named for one of the models who appeared in the opening credits to The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
  • Director Trademark: [John Glen] [[pigeon]: As Bond creeps on the ledge after breaking out of his room at Kamal’s mansion.]
  • Octopussy is said to be the daughter of an Major Dexter Smythe who had a pet octopus and was involved with a murder relating to an illegal cache of Nazi gold. James Bond allowed him to commit suicide rather than be captured. This is the only reference to Ian Fleming’s original short story “Octopussy” in the film. The Maud Adams Octopussy character does not appear in the short story as there it is the name of the pet octopus. Technically therefore, in the film, Octopussy’s real name would be or would have been Ms. Smythe.
  • “The Living Daylights”, the third short story in Ian Fleming’s Octopussy collection, is briefly referenced at the start of the film: a British agent trying to escape from East Germany.
  • At one point during Bond’s escape from Khan’s palace, we hear the famous Tarzan yell from the Johnny Weissmuller films of the 1930s.
  • The knife-throwing twin assassins were originally conceived for Moonraker (1979), but when that film’s story developed into a different direction they were put aside for this one.
  • Roger Moore uses the Walther P-5 throughout much of the film.
  • A large portrait of clown Lou Jacobs of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus can be seen during the circus performance sequence.
  • The last film of Patrick Barr.
  • The license plate number of Kamal Khan’s (Louis Jourdan) brown sedan Mercedes car in West Germany was SR 4785.
  • The license plate number of General Orlov’s West German Mercededss was BT-36-72. The license plate number of the red West German Kharmann Ghia full of party-goers who do not help a desperate 007 was BT RS 1730.
  • The Fabergé Egg as seen in the film was actually the Imperial Coronation Egg designed by Peter Carl Fabergé. It was made 1897 to commemorate the 1894 Coronation of Czar Nicholas II. The jeweled egg contains a model of a Coronation Coach; a guilloché field of starbursts with a translucent lime yellow enameling on the exterior surface; trellised greenish gold laurel leave bands have mounted at each intersection point an opaque black enamelled Imperial gold double-headed eagle with a rose diamond on their chest; on the top is a large portrait diamond with a cluster of ten smaller diamonds; and a smaller portrait diamond is set within a cluster of rose diamonds at the reverse end. Almost twenty years later the egg would re-appear in the film Ocean’s Twelve (2004). 

 

Octopussy: Film - Trivia
När Bond krökar metallstänger kring ett fönster efter att försvaga dem med syra, en kort musikalisk citat av temat från Superman (1978) kan höras.
Maud Adams (Octopussy) dök tidigare (och dödades) i en annan James Bond-filmen (Mannen med den gyllene pistolen (1974)). Faye Dunaway och Sybil Danning ansågs för rollen.
Elefanten jaga sekvensen hade sitt ursprung i den Mannen med den gyllene pistolen (1974). Producent Harry Saltzman hade velat en elefant panikartad flykt i filmen så Bond och Scaramanga kunde jaga varandra på elefant tillbaka. Resten av kreativa team drog sig idén, men Saltzman gick för att se en elefant tränare. Det visar sig att elefanter behöver en speciell sko på fötterna för att skydda dem från ojämna ytor när de arbetar. Några månader senare, under inspelningen i Thailand, fick Albert R. Broccoli ett samtal säger han elefant skor var redo. Harry Saltzman hade tydligen beställt cirka 2.600 par av dem. Sekvensen inte hamna i "Mannen med den gyllene pistolen" och mannen som gjorde skorna inte får betalt. Från och med 1990, EON Productions påstås fortfarande skyldig honom.
Under gjutningen var James Brolin nästan gett rollen som James Bond när i sista minuten gick Roger Moore att spela Bond igen. Brolin skärm tester kan ses på dvd. Moore hade gått ut av kontrakt efter For Your Eyes Only (1981). Produktionen gick med säker satsning och populära Moore eftersom filmen skulle konkurrera med Never Say Never Again (1983) starring ursprungliga och tidigare James Bond skådespelaren och legenden Sean Connery. Osäkerheten i att använda en amerikansk skådespelare i rollen och med att införa en ny aktör att gå upp mot Connery var skälen.
James Brolin, Oliver Tobias och Michael Billington var screen-testas för rollen som James Bond.
Fordon presenterade ingår en Acrostar Mini Jet aka en Bede Jet, gul och svart trehjuliga indiska auto rickshaw Tuk-Tuk Company Taxi, en mörkgrå metallic Alfa Romeo GTV 6 Quadrifoglio, en vit Volkswagen Beetle eller VW bugg, olika Mercedes gör bland annat en svart Mercedes-Benz 250 SE, Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman och Mercedes-Benz 240D, Kamal Khans svarta Rolls Royce Phantom III bil och privat Beechcraft C-45 'Twin Bok' plan, Q Hot Air Balloon, en alligator Båt, fem BMW 5 serien sedans och en BMW motorcykel för västtyska polisfordon, en Range Rover cabriolet, Army Truck och Willys jeep, och en Aerospatiale Alouette 316B helikopter.
Den backgammon spel var ursprungligen tänkt att äga rum i Max Kalba klubb i The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
Den Acrostar Jet var 12 meter lång med en enda mikro-turbo jetmotor TRS-18. Det kan flyga på 160 mph och sväva på 310 mph och nå 30.000 fot med en klättring hastighet av 2500 meter per minut. Den testades och ägs av J.W. "Corkey" Fornof av Louisiana som hade varit uncredited luftfart konsult på Moonraker (1979) och även arbetat med Licence to Kill (1989) som pilot.
Första James Bond-filmen att släppas med MGM Lion-logotypen i början. MGM samman med United Artists 1982, året innan lanseringen av Octopussy och detta är den första Bond-filmen distribueras av det nya bolaget, MGM / UA Distribution Co
Den Octopussy karaktär var ursprungligen tänkt att vara en villainess och i media vid tidpunkten rapporterades det att Faye Dunaway var övervägs för denna del.
Camé: [Michael G. Wilson] en passagerare på flodbåt / en sovjetisk säkerhetsrådet medlem.
När Lois Maxwell som Miss Moneypenny introducerar sin nya assistent Penelope Smallbone (Michaela Clavell) James Bond (Roger Moore), under en tar, kallade hon av misstag sin Penelope Smallbush istället.
Det var inte en planerad del av den indiska cabbie jagar sekvens när en cyklist red mellan de två slåss fordon, ger extra spänning.
Footage av Roger Moore och Kristina Wayborn i sängen som visas i en av filmens trailers ingår inte i själva filmen.
Annan aktör hyrdes utöver Vijay Amritraj när det fanns en tvist med skådespelare kapital eftersom Armitraj inte var medlem i skådespelarens unionen.
Stuntman Martin Grace hade en allvarlig olycka under inspelningen på tåget. Hängande på sidan av den, gick tåget till en icke-bedömning område av banan, och han körde in i en Pilon som allvarligt skadar benet och höften och hospitalizing honom i sex månader. Han gjorde en fullständig återhämtning.
I tåget, flygande bil stunt, när bilen landade, en av de stunt män klädda som fiskare bara gjort det ur roddbåt i sjön där bilen landade. Denna film kan ses i den färdiga filmen.
Krokodil vatten fartyg som James Bond reser i en referens / hyllning till dykardräkt med en duva-on-the-head sekvensen från Goldfinger (1964).
Ken Burns, en extra arbete på filmen på Nene Valley tågposition fick filma en Super-8 sex minuter lång film om inspelningen på Peterborough, England plats. Detta finns nu att se på den Ultimate Edition DVD av filmen. Den korta inkluderar bilder av Roger Moore och Michael G. Wilson och fokuserar på maskiner och filmskapande mekanik. Den sexton åriga extra spelade en östtysk gränsbevakningsväsendet och bodde nära till platsen. Han var tillgivet kallas på uppsättningen som "3rd Unit".
Vijay Amritraj är en professionell tennisspelare i verkliga livet.
"Bolaget" taxi som används för att plocka upp 007 var speciellt konstruerade på Pinewood Studios, och kan hastigheter över 70mph.
Robert Brown visas som "M" för första gången.
Slutet krediter identitet nästa film som, "Från tanke på en Kill." I själva verket titeln likvidation är inför en Kill (1985).
Bond möter upp med Vijay när han hör Vijay spela ett par barer av "The James Bond Theme".
Q visas som en aktiv deltagare i ett uppdrag för första gången, i motsats till att bakom kulisserna.
Det andra källmaterial, novellen "Property of a Lady," publicerades ursprungligen i en specialutgåva av ett auktionshus katalog. Det var inte en del av den ursprungliga novellsamlingen Octopussy, men lades senare när boken publicerades i pocket.
Pre-förtexter med Acrostar planet var ursprungligen avsedd att vara en You Only Live Twice (1967) Lite Nelly typ striden sekvens i Moonraker (1979) och skulle ske ovanför Angel Falls i Venezuela. Det måste utrangeras när det höstens flodbädden torkat upp.
Den Acrostar planet användes i pre-vinjett nu hänger från taket i en restaurang i Clearwater Florida, USA.
Octopussy ö låg i Udaipur, Indien. Det var också känd som "City of Sunrise".
Enligt uppgifter i pressen före produktionen var Persis Khambatta en föregångare för titelrollen.
Karaktären av Penelope Smallbone namngavs för en av modellerna som dök upp i öppningen krediterar till The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
Direktör varumärke: [John Glen] [[duva]:. Som Bond smyger på kanten efter att ha brutit ut ur hans rum på Kamal herrgård]
Octopussy sägs vara dotter till en major Dexter Smythe som hade ett husdjur bläckfisk och var med ett mord om en olaglig cache av Nazi guld. James Bond tillät honom att begå självmord hellre än att fångas. Detta är den enda hänvisningen till Ian Flemings ursprungliga novell "Octopussy" i filmen. Den Maud Adams Octopussy tecken visas inte i novellen som det är namnet på sällskapsdjur bläckfisk. Tekniskt därför i filmen, skulle Octopussy riktiga namn är eller skulle ha varit Ms Smythe.
"Skiten", den tredje novell i Ian Flemings Octopussy samling kort refereras i början av filmen: en brittisk agent försöker fly från Östtyskland.
Vid ett tillfälle under Bonds flykt från Khans palats, hör vi den berömda Tarzan skrika från Johnny Weissmuller filmer av 1930-talet.
The Knife-kasta dubbla mördare ursprungligen tänkt för Moonraker (1979), men när det filmens berättelse utvecklats till en annan riktning som de lades åt sidan för detta.
Roger Moore använder Walther P-5 under större delen av filmen.
En stor porträtt av clown Lou Jacobs för Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus kan ses under cirkus prestanda sekvensen.
Den sista filmen av Patrick Barr.
Det registreringsnummer för Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) brun sedan Mercedes bil i Västtyskland var SR 4785.
Det registreringsskylt antal allmänna Orlov West German Mercededss var BT-36-72. Det registreringsnummer för den röda västtyska Kharmann Ghia full av part-besökare som inte hjälper en desperat 007 var BT RS 1730.
Den Fabergé ägg som visas i filmen var faktiskt den kejserliga kröning ägg designad av Peter Carl Fabergé. Det gjordes 1897 för att fira 1894 Coronation av tsar Nikolaj II. The Jeweled ägg innehåller en modell av en Coronation Coach, en guilloche område starbursts med en genomskinlig lime gul emaljering på utsidan, trellised grönaktiga guld lagerträd ledighet band har monterat vid varje skärningspunkt ett ogenomskinligt svart emaljerad Imperial guld dubbelpil örn med en ros diamant på bröstet, på toppen är en stor porträtt diamant med ett kluster av tio mindre diamanter, och en mindre stående diamant ligger inom ett kluster av rosenstenar vid den omvända slut. Nästan 20 år senare ägget skulle visas på nytt i filmen Oceans Twelve (2004).
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