History Trivia / Octopussy

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''.
27th Nov '15 4:54:20 PM hamza678
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* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.
25th Sep '15 2:44:31 PM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion: Vijay plays tennis on his spare time and fights off some goons with a tennis racquet. He's played by a tennis player.
** Which leads to a VisualPun of an Indian crowd watching Vijay fighting with the tennis racket as if they were watching a tennis match.

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* ActorAllusion: Vijay plays tennis on his spare time and fights off some goons with a tennis racquet. He's played by a tennis player.
** Which
player. This leads to a VisualPun of an Indian crowd watching Vijay fighting with the tennis racket as if they were watching a tennis match.


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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Maud Adams had previously played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Albert Moses, who plays Sadruddin, previously played a bartender in ''The Spy Who Loved Me''.
23rd Sep '15 8:44:00 PM BenMitchell90
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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.
23rd May '15 6:55:38 PM Premonition45
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** [[StarWars General Rieekan]] plays another of the Generals.

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** [[StarWars [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack General Rieekan]] plays another of the Generals.
16th May '15 12:08:09 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Maud Adams is the only actress to play two different leading Bond ladies, having previously playing Miss Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. She gets a third, non-Bond Girl role in ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
** M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Albert Moses, who plays Sadruddin, previously played a bartender in ''The Spy Who Loved Me''.
6th Mar '15 6:04:36 PM Yipeekiyay
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** In India, Vijay Amritraj, [[TheDanza who plays of course Vijay]], is a big tennis legend.
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