History Film / Octopussy

12th Jan '18 12:02:02 PM MikeW
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* MotiveMisidentification: Octopussy reveals that her father had been a British colonel who stole a sum of gold and vanished. Bond tracked him down, gave him 24 hours to prepare to be captured but the man killed himself. Bond assume Octopussy wants to avenge his death. Instead, Octopussy says she wanted to thank Bond for letting her father die with honor rather than the disgrace of a public trial.
8th Jan '18 5:10:41 PM foxley
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* SnakeCharmer: Bond's contact Vijay is posing as a snake charmer in the marketplace. He then comments that it is a really bad cover, as [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes he hates snakes]].
1st Dec '17 1:29:43 AM foxley
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* CarsWithoutTiresAreTrains: This happens after Bond drives across some "severe tire damage" spikes on the Russian/Eastern bloc border. He then drives the car along the tracks to chase Octopussy's circus train. He manages to jump from the car to the train just before the car is struck by a train coming the other direction.
24th Nov '17 8:03:30 AM Mdumas43073
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21st Nov '17 7:41:47 PM foxley
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* SteamNeverDies: Octopussy's circus train is pulled by a steam locomotive. This is presumably a deliberate choice to play up the romance of the circus, as the Bond film's usually feature modern trains.
13th Nov '17 6:37:43 AM alchixinren
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* DeathBySex: Octopussy ''thinks'' Bond gets killed after having sex with her (and she looks quite upset about it), but fortunately he survives.

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* DeathBySex: Octopussy ''thinks'' Bond gets killed after having sex with her (and she looks quite upset about it), but fortunately he survives. survives; this is a much more fortunate outcome the ''last'' time a BondGirl played by Maud Adams lay with Bond in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
16th Sep '17 5:13:52 PM nombretomado
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007 soon discovers a connection between the priceless Fabergé egg, an elaborate smuggling operation and a meeting with RenegadeRussian General Orlov who plans on detonating a nuclear device at Octopussy's circus as part of his plan to force an [[YankswithTanks American]] withdrawal from their bases in Western Europe, allowing the Soviets to dominate the continent.

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007 soon discovers a connection between the priceless Fabergé egg, an elaborate smuggling operation and a meeting with RenegadeRussian General Orlov who plans on detonating a nuclear device at Octopussy's circus as part of his plan to force an [[YankswithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American]] withdrawal from their bases in Western Europe, allowing the Soviets to dominate the continent.
24th Jul '17 5:02:34 AM craigevans
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* StockScream: Heard in the Moore-era films. When Bond and Gobinda are fighting outside the plane and uses the antennae to knock him off. This same scream is heard both in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' and ''{{Film/Moonraker}}''

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Heard in the Moore-era films. When Bond and Gobinda are fighting outside the plane and uses the antennae to knock him off. This same scream is heard both in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' and ''{{Film/Moonraker}}'' ''{{Film/Moonraker}}''.
** Another butchered Wilhelm Scream can be heard near the end when Kamal's plane is about to crash.
5th Jul '17 5:01:19 AM JamesAustin
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Notoriously erratic in its placement.
** Part of the reason for that is that this is the only mass murder plot in the Bond franchise which is actually plausible. This was also during a very tense period of the Cold War when Reagan's military buildup gave NATO the advantage. Orlov is not a megalomaniac bent on world domination but rather a well-intentioned extremist who realizes that desperate times call for desperate measures and is legitimately trying to help his country. As a high ranking official he would have access to a nuclear warhead and the method in which it is smuggled in makes perfect sense. Likewise the fallout (pun intended) from a presumed accident would likely make NATO remove all nuclear warheads from Europe.

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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Notoriously erratic in its placement.
** Part of the reason for that is that this
placement. This is the only mass murder plot in the Bond franchise which is actually plausible. This plausible (this was also during a very tense period of the Cold War when Reagan's military buildup gave NATO the advantage. advantage, and Orlov is not a megalomaniac bent on world domination but rather a well-intentioned extremist who realizes WellIntentionedExtremist who, in his rationale, considers that desperate times call for desperate measures and is thinks that with what he's doing, he's legitimately trying to help helping his country. As country; as a high ranking official official, he would have access to a nuclear warhead and the method in which it is smuggled in makes perfect sense. Likewise sense), but most of the fallout (pun intended) from time Bond approaches it with the same silliness common of other Moore-era Bond films. Even during the moments when he genuinely seems to take things seriously, such as the scene in which he defuses the bomb, the seriousness is brought down by other factors, in this scene, it's the fact that he's wearing a presumed accident would likely make NATO remove all nuclear warheads from Europe.clown costume.
24th Jun '17 3:18:42 AM LtFedora
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-->'''Gogol:''' NATO WILL COUNTERATTACK with ''nuclear weapons''!
-->'''Orlov:''' NEVER! The West is DECADENT and divided! It doesn't have the stomach to risk our ''atomic reprisals''!
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