History Trivia / Octopussy

4th Dec '17 7:17:06 AM Jgorgon
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* RecycledScript: The plot is ''very'' reminiscent of ''{{Film/Goldfinger}}'', with Auric Goldfinger's role played by Kamal Khan, Oddjob's by Gobinda, Pussy's by Octopussy, her flying circus by an actual circus, a RenegadeRussian in place of Goldfinger's backing from Red China, and a backgammon game replacing the famous golf match, down to Oddjob/Gobinda crushing the dice/golf ball. The very next film, ''Film/AViewToAKill'', is ''another'' ''{{Film/Goldfinger}}'' remake.
22nd Sep '17 12:35:44 PM JamesAustin
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** ''007 Averts The Plot'' (China)

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** ''007 Averts The the Plot'' (China)(China)
** ''007 Against the Deadly Girls'' (Mexico)



* FakeNationality:
** Kamal Khan, the exiled Afghan prince, is played by French actor Louis Jourdan.
** English actor Steven Berkoff and German actor Creator/WalterGotell [[FakeRussian play Russians]]. Swedish actress Maud Adams plays [[FakeBrit an Englishwoman]].

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* FakeNationality:
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FakeBrit: Swedish actress Maud Adams plays an Englishwoman.
* FakeNationality:
Kamal Khan, the exiled Afghan prince, is played by French actor Louis Jourdan.
** * FakeRussian: English actor Steven Berkoff and German actor Creator/WalterGotell [[FakeRussian play Russians]]. Swedish actress Maud Adams plays [[FakeBrit an Englishwoman]].Russians.



** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Some fans say they are the same person.

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** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Some fans say A common {{Fanon}} theory is that they are the same person.
13th Sep '17 6:16:20 PM ClintEastwood
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** ''007 Against Octopussy'' (Brazil and Portugal)
** ''Octopus'' (Finland)
** ''Operation Octopus'' (Italy)
** ''007 Averts The Plot'' (China)



* PropRecycling: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from ''Halloween III: Season of the Witch''.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Vijay Amritraj plays a snake charmer. In reality, Amritraj is terrified of snakes and was virtually unable to take part in any of the action. His character mentions this while disposing of the cobra in the basket by telling Bond "This was the wrong cover. I hate snakes."
* NoStuntDouble: Kristina Wayborn as Magda says a romantic au revoir to James Bond by way of an elegant elegiac window exit. She actually performed this stunt herself, swirling down to the ground, her dress acting as her support and being unwound as she alighted safely to the ground. Weyborn's departure was filmed in two different locations: her fall from the balcony was filmed at Pinewood Studios in England and her landing was filmed on location in India.
* PropRecycling: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from ''Halloween III: Season of ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch''.
* RefittedForSequel: Many production and story ideas and elements not used in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' ended up being utilized for this film. These included
the Witch''. knife throwing twins, the casting of Louis Jourdan as the villain and the Acrostar Bede jet sequence. The backgammon game was originally intended to take place in Max Kalba's club in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
14th Jul '17 2:04:12 AM Saveelich
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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', being dubbed "The Battle of the Bonds". Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. But ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.

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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', being dubbed "The Battle of the Bonds". Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. But critics. ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.margin at the box office.
5th Mar '17 9:45:20 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.
19th Jan '17 5:02:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.

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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle [[Film/{{Emmanuelle}} Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.
19th Jan '17 5:02:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction: The film had problems in the writing phase after initial writer Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's draft contained several scenes that were ludicrously infeasible to film, in addition to generally lacking the feel of a Bond film, necessitating a rushed overhaul of the screenplay by veteran Bond writer Richard Maibaum and producer Michael G. Wilson. Casting the title character also proved difficult, with close to two dozen actresses being screen-tested before the producers finally threw their hands up and cast Maud Adams, who had previously been the secondary Bond Girl in ''The Man with the Golden Gun'', while lifting some details from the original Ian Fleming story (the script having been an InNameOnly adaptation until that point) to explain her non-Indian appearance. Then, during filming Creator/RogerMoore's stunt double was severely injured after an accident while filming the train sequence, which affected morale for the rest of the shoot.



** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive.
** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.

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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive. \n** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.interest. Other candidates were [[Film/{{Emmanuelle Sylvia Krystel]], Creator/KathleenTurner and Cybll Shepard.
13th Jan '17 11:49:12 AM Premonition45
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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''. Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.

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* DuelingMovies: With Creator/SeanConnery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', being dubbed "The Battle of the Bonds". Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. But ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.
11th Nov '16 10:30:37 AM JamesAustin
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Kent doubles for Cuba in TheTeaser. In fact, this was the site where Fort Knox was built for ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. In some scenes, Britain doubled for Germany.



* PropRecycling: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from ''Halloween III: Season of the Witch''.



* RecycledProp: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch.
19th Oct '16 5:10:18 PM MrReviser121
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* RecycledProp: In the scene where Octopussy's circus was walking down the street, there is a brief glimpse of a performer on stilts wearing a skull mask which looks like the one from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch.



** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

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** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Some fans say they are the same person.
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