History Trivia / Octopussy

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.
4th Oct '16 4:23:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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}}''.
25th Sep '16 6:33:27 PM JamesAustin
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Moore was considering stepping down from the role following ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and EON were looking to recast, even toying with the idea of casting an American (James Brolin, who screen-tested three times) as Bond. However, when the rival "unofficial" film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' starring Creator/SeanConnery was announced to release around the same time as ''Octopussy'', EON decided to stick with Moore, feeling that pitting a new, untested Bond actor against a juggernaut like Connery would be a horrible move. It paid off, as while both films were successful, ''Octopussy'' beat ''NSNA'' at the box office.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Moore was considering stepping down from the role following ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', and EON were looking to recast, even toying with the idea of casting an American (James Brolin, who screen-tested three times) as Bond. However, when the rival "unofficial" film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' starring Creator/SeanConnery was announced to release around the same time as ''Octopussy'', EON decided to stick with Moore, feeling that pitting a new, untested Bond actor against a juggernaut like Connery would be a horrible move. It paid off, as while both films were successful, ''Octopussy'' beat ''NSNA'' at the box office.
18th Sep '16 4:31:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Producer Michael G. Wilson appears as a member of the Soviet Politburo at the beginning of the film.
27th Aug '16 12:58:30 PM DrOO7
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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''.

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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''.''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.


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** Grace Jones was also considered, but producers balked at the possible negative response to Bond having a black love interest.
17th Jul '16 2:17:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: An uncredited Creator/IngridPitt is the Galley Mistress.
6th Jul '16 9:46:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/RutgerHaeur was considered for General Orlov.

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** Creator/RutgerHaeur Creator/RutgerHauer was considered for General Orlov.
6th Jul '16 9:44:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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''.



* DuelingMovies: With Sean Connery'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 Sean Connery's 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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* HeyItsThatVoice: An uncredited Creator/IngridPitt is the Galley Mistress.
* ThrowItIn: The bicyclist seen passing in the middle of a sword fight during the tuk tuk chase sequence was in fact a bystander who passed through the shot, oblivious to the filming; his intrusion was captured by two cameras and left in the final film.


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** Creator/FayeDunaway was considered for Octopussy, but was deemed too expensive.
** Creator/RutgerHaeur was considered for General Orlov.
15th Apr '16 1:44:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/ANewHope Admiral Motti]] is one of the American generals at the air base.
** [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack General Rieekan]] plays another of the Generals.
** [[Film/SwampThing Anton Arcane]] is Kamal.
** Orlov was played by Steven Berkoff, an actor who has played villains in several films, most notably the BigBad in the original ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''.
*** Also a renowned playwright, which makes his LargeHam turn all the more amusing.
** In India, Vijay Amritraj, [[TheDanza who plays of course Vijay]], is a big tennis legend.



** Albert Moses, who plays Sadruddin, previously played a bartender in ''The Spy Who Loved Me''.

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** Albert Moses, who plays Sadruddin, previously played a bartender in ''The Spy Who Loved Me''.
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