A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond continues on his fourth mission, with his aim to recover two stolen warheads. They have been taken by the evil S.P.E.C.T.R.E. organization. The world is held hostage and Bond heads to Nassau, The Bahamas. Here, he meets the beautiful Domino and is forced into a thrilling confrontation with S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agent Emilio Largo on-board his boat, the Disco Volante. Will 007 prevent the killing of millions of innocent victims?Written by
Prior to the 2013 settlement between the McClory Estate and MGM and EON Productions, according to the October 20-26, 1997 edition of show-business trade paper "Variety", characters and situations the late Kevin McClory claimed he exclusively owned, included S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and the organization's octopus logo; Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his white cat; the Bond Girl characters Fiona Volpe (who appeared in this movie) played by Luciana Paluzzi), Fatima Blush (who appeared in Never Say Never Again (1983), played by Barbara Carrera), and Domino Smith (played by Claudine Auger (appearance) and Nikki Van der Zyl (voice - uncredited) in this movie as Domino Derval (a.k.a. Dominique Derval), and also played by Kim Basinger in Never Say Never Again (1983), as Domino Petachi); the Bahamas location (though this setting was still used in Casino Royale (2006)); the Shrublands Health Clinic; the James Bond character versus the Sicilian Mafia (an original plot outline for this movie) as well as Bond tackling an atomic bomb hijacking scheme; a flying saucer yacht with a hidden hydrofoil (which featured in this movie, with the vessel being called "The Disco Volante"); and a customized rocket-firing motorcycle (which Sir Sean Connery rides in this movie's remake, Never Say Never Again (1983)). See more »
When Bond confronts Count Lippe at the health retreat, he enters a door that has the word "Massage" on it. When he exits the room the door suddenly says "Sitz Bath & Heat Treatment". See more »
The coffin - it has your initials: J.B.
At the moment, rather him than me.
At least you've been saved the effort of removing him. Colonel Bouvar passed away in his sleep, so they tell me.
You sound disappointed you did not kill him yourself.
I am. Jacques Bouvar murdered two of my colleagues.
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Closing credits on British prints use the James Bond Theme. International prints use an instrumental version of Thunderball. See more »
This Bond film (the 3rd best; the others being From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and 4th would be Dr. No) has exotic locale, superb soundtrack, formidable bad-guy, the hottest real Bond gal (Claudine Auger as Domino), other hot chicks - Martine Beswick and Lucianna Paluzzi, and Sean's toupee still looked good before his final three Bond adventures.
There may have been too many Bond effects underwater in this one, but everything else about it makes up for the scuba scenes, which are necessary to the "plot". Adolfo Celi (Largo) had presence, great white hair, an eyepatch, and figured out Bond almost immediately. It flows with best scenery (Bond-wise) and had no major problems, although a tad long. A 7 out of 10. Recommended for 1965!
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