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->''"Mr Bond is indeed of a very rare breed… soon to be made extinct"''
-->-- '''Kamal Khan'''

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''Octopussy'' is the 13th ''Film/JamesBond'' film, and the sixth to star Roger Moore. After a replica Fabergé egg is found on an assassinated agent, Bond is sent to {{India}} to infiltrate a circus gang led by Octopussy (Maud Adams, the only Bond girl actress to make a second leading appearance).

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.

The unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', with SeanConnery, came out the same year. ''Octopussy'' grossed slightly more, and there hasn't been a Bond film from any company other than Eon Productions since.

Despite the title, it has surprisingly little to do with [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a popular subject of Japanese pornography]].

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!!This film contains examples of:

* 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.
* AdaptationExpansion:
** The movie uses [[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights the namesake short story]] as a BackStory to Octopussy's origin.
** The part with the auction of the Faberge eggs is taken from another short story, "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Property of a Lady]]".
* AffablyEvil: Kamal, especially when discussing Bond's torture.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, supposing, for argument's sake, l don't feel like talking?
-->'''Kamal:''' Don't worry, you will.
-->'''Bond:''' Let me guess. Thumbscrews and hot coals?
-->'''Kamal:''' ''(insulted)'' ''Hardly.'' We're much more sophisticated than that.
-->'''Bond:''' Sodium Pentothal?
-->'''Kamal:''' A bit crude. Very unreliable. We prefer curare with an effective psychedelic compound. Guaranteed results.
-->'''Bond:''' But with permanent brain damage.
-->'''Kamal:''' An unfortunate side effect.
* AllPartOfTheShow: Bond's antics in the clown makeup is mistaken for being part of the show. Given that he's trying to warn people of a nuclear bomb, this is a problem.
* AnimalReactionShot: A camel does one after Bond and Vijay jump their minicab over its head.
* AndThisIsFor: Doubled.
--> '''Mishka:''' And this (prepares to throw knife at Bond). . .for my brother! [throws knife at Bond, but misses]
--> '''James Bond:''' (Throws the knife back and impales him) And that's for 009!
* AmazonBrigade: Octopussy's army.
* TheAnticipator: Bond introduces himself at the reception of an Indian hotel and is told, "We've been expecting you," which is, fortunately for James Bond, more positive than the other appearances of this trope in the other Bond films.
* {{Auction}}: Bond enters one to seek out the one who is interested in this Fabergé egg business.
* BecauseImJonesy: In the opening teaser, Bond impersonates Colonel Luis Toro, only to be captured and brought to the real Toro.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, it's a small world. You're a Toro, too.
* BigBadDuumvirate: General Orlov and Kamal Khan.
* BanisterSlide: Used by Bond during the attack on Kamal's palace.
* BodyBagTrick: Gobinda kills two of Kamal's mooks to preserve secrecy and Bond takes the place of the other one to escape the Monsoon Palace.
* BookEnds: The film starts with 009 in a clown costume and winds up with 007 in a clown costume
* CaptainObvious: 'It's not really in the wrist, you know...'
* CarChase: Jeep vs. auto-rickshaw
* CatchAndReturn
* CensoredTitle: The movie was sometimes advertised as "Octocat".
* CheatersNeverProsper: Similar to ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', Bond beats Kamal at [[TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}} backgammon]] while revealing how he was cheating.
* ChekhovsSkill: Those circus skills come in useful for StormingTheCastle.
* ChewingTheScenery: Orlov's ''glorious'' briefing scene at the beginning of the movie.
* CircusOfFear
* ComicBookAdaptation: MarvelComics adapted the film as a one-off ''Marvel Super Special'' magazine.
* CoolPlane: Bond's miniature jet (a BD-5 Acrostar) in the prologue.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: Done briefly by Gobinda when he goes after Bond on Kamal's plane.
* DeathGlare: Gobinda seems to be a master of quiet menace.
* DirtyCommunists: One of the few in the Bond series, oddly enough.
** It's emphasized that Orlov is acting independent of the Politburo, and that Gogol and the other Soviet leaders are more interested in making peace with the West. The Breshnev Expy explicitly states that the Soviet nuclear arsenal is purely defensive.
*** During the final third of the plot, Gogol is pursuing Orlov to ''stop'' him, though he isn't aware of the true nature of Orlov's scheme (Though he probably would have disapproved of that if he'd known about it).
* DistractedByTheSexy: The parachutists holding Bond prisoner at the beginning, and the guards at Kamal's palace at the end.
* TheDanza: Bond's ally Vijay, an amateur tennis player, is played by...tennis pro Vijay Amritraj.
* TheDragon:
** Gobinda to Kamal Khan
** Magda to Octopussy
* DisneyVillainDeath: Gobinda
* DisproportionateRetribution: Played with. Bond tries to avert a nuclear attack. But a woman hogs the only phone booth. Bond promptly steals her car, instead.
* DuelingMovies: With Sean Connery's ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''. Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. ''Octopussy'' won by a tight margin.
* EggMacguffin
* EvilIsPetty: Kamal Khan likes to supplement his wildly lucrative villainy by cheating at [[TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}} backgammon]].
* ExplodingFishTanks: This time the fishtanks get their revenge! When the title character is targeted by assassins her pet blue-ringed octopus (who's clearly watched ''{{Film/Alien}}'') facehugs a thug to death after its tank gets broken during the struggle.
* FauxActionGirl: Octopussy herself. During the final scene, her bridgade, full of REAL [[ActionGirl Action Girls]], does a great job of subduing all the guards and taking control of the castle. Octupussy herself, on the other hand, is captured laughably easily by Kamal, and is carried around by TheDragon with barely even token resistance until Bond saves her.
* FollowThatCar: A Soviet military driver is rather disconcerted to be told to follow Bond's car ''along a railway line''.
* ForeignQueasine: Sheep's eye, anyone?
** Bond actually manages to get in a good DoubleEntendre, when he complains that he loses his appetite when he's being watched (both the meal and Kamal's [[TheDragon Dragon]], who is intently watching him.)
* GeneralRipper: Orlov.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "I need refilling." And another rather obvious one, of course.
** "In...Out...In...Out...C'mon girls! In...Out..."
* GivingThemTheStrip: Magda uses a variation of this to escape from Bond: she ties one end of the sari she's wearing to a balustrade and jumps off the balcony, "riding" the garment down to safety as it unravels.
* AGlassInTheHand: Gobinda and the dice.
* GloryHound: General Orlov.
* GoingCommando: Bond catches a glimpse of Octopussy stepping out of the pool stark naked.
* GroinAttack. Narrowly averted -- Bond is sliding down a stairway railing, blazing away at mooks with a captured AK-47. He then quickly uses the rest of the magazine to shoot off the knob at the end of the railing. Prior to that however Bond - dressed as a clown - kicked a security guard at the circus in the groin while trying to get to the bomb. Also during the raid Octopussy and her girls stage on Kamal's stronghold at least one, maybe two, of his thugs get kicked in the groin.
* HamToHamCombat: Gogol vs. Orlov in the briefing room.
* HeroStoleMyBike: Bond swipes the car off a woman in a phone booth he wanted to reach.
* HeyCatch: Done to a sword wielding mook at the market chase/fight.
* HighAltitudeBattle: Bond against Gobinda on top of a plane.
* HighSpeedMissileDodge: And then a MisguidedMissile.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Kamal and his mooks' hunt for tiger on elephants after Bond escapes the Monsoon Palace. Bond is the tiger of course.
-->'''Kamal:''' Let the sport ''commence''!
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: The Faberge egg 009 "gives" to the British ambassador in Germany is given to MI6, kicking off the plot.
* ImNotHungry: Bond finds his sheep head a little too exotic.
* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: The East German guards have AK's, but for some reason Orlov's personal bodyguard are carrying Austrian Steyr AUG's.
* IronicEcho[=/=]DarkReprise: Vijay's "No problem!", uttered by Bond [[spoiler: after Vijay's corpse is found.]] Later, when another character randomly uses the same phrase, Bond clearly winces, reminded of his friend.
* JurisdictionFriction: Implied when Orlov chases the train as it crosses the inner-German border. He apparently thinks that, as a Soviet General, the GDR border guards would let him through. [[RealityEnsues They shoot him.]]
** Averted when the German policemen chase Bond into the American military base, then assist the military policemen in searching the compound.
* JustPlaneWrong: Those Franco-Soviet Alouette helicopters.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: During the [[TabletopGame/{{Backgammon}} backgammon]] scene when Bond wins 200,000 Rupees from Kamal Kahn, Khan starts writing him a cheque when Bond tells him quietly "I prefer cash".
* KillerYoyo: One of the mercenaries that Kamal hires to kill has one made from a circular saw.
* KnifeOutline
* KnifeThrowingAct: Mishka's and Grishka's part in Octopussy's Circus.
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre:
-->'''Q:''' 007 on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!
* LargeHam: General Orlov.
* LeaveBehindAPistol: What happened to Octopussy's father. Octopussy is grateful to Bond for leaving him that option, rather than be disgraced by a court martial.
* LighterAndSofter: After the dark tone of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', Yes.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: A nuclear accident.
* MaleGaze: Bond uses one of Q's gadgets to zoom in on a girl's cleavage. Q is not amused, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny although Vijay is]].
* MayDecemberRomance: [[DownplayedTrope More like May-September]]. While still much younger than him, Octopussy is one of the few Bond girls too old to be his daughter (she's only 18 years his junior, as opposed to the whopping ''30'' that Carole Bouquet was in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', or that Tanya Roberts would be in ''Film/AViewToAKill''), especially in the Moore-era.
** It helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
* MnogoNukes
* MoneyToThrowAway: "Rupees!"
* MoodWhiplash: The movie bounces between the campier elements of Moore's tenure (uncovering a smuggling ring run by circus people and an all-girl army) with the [[DarkerAndEdgier darker tone]] created by the previous film, ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' (a mad Soviet general wants to start WorldWarIII!).
** A good rule of thumb with all Bond films: The grander and more evil the plan of the villain, the lighter the tone of the film. And Vice Versa.
* MyCarHatesMe: Played with. When Kamal is leaving the Circus in US army base to escape the bomb, he is visibly worried when Gobinda can't get the car started. Then the second try is successful and he is relieved.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Bond has a vehicle with an appearance of a crocodile. Later one, when his fight with the yoyo mook moves to water, a crocodile appears to the dispatch the villain.
* NiceKitty: Bond tells a tiger to "Sit". And it does.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Soviet chairman at the beginning of the film is obviously supposed to be Leonid Brezhnev (who actually died before the film was released).
* NoMoreForMe: A drunken guard upon seeing a woman standing on an elephant's head.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Kamal serves a dinner to Bond when he is imprisoned in the Monsoon Palace.
* {{Oktoberfest}}: The portly german couple Bond hitches a ride with tries to stuff him with Bratwurst and Beer.
* TheOneWith: The one where Bond [[ItMakesSenseInContext dresses up like a clown]].
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: The security guard at the US Air Base is presumably African-American, but if you listen closely it's obvious he's Caribbean or African in background.
* PinnedToTheWall: An evil knife thrower pins Bond by his clothes to a wall and prepares to throw the final knife to Bonds's heart. Bond being Bond, this does not end well for the knife thrower.
* PocketProtector: Bond is stabbed in the chest, but is unharmed thanks to a sheaf of bills in his chest pocket.
-->"Thank God for [[IncrediblyLamePun hard currency]]."
* POVBoyPosterGirl: This is the only movie in the series named after the Bond Girl rather than the villain, a motto, or the MacGuffin.
* PunnyName: [[CaptainObvious Yeah, no shit.]]
** Don't forget Penelope Smallbone!
*** RealJokeName: She's actually named for one of the models in the opening credits.
* PursuedProtagonist: 009.
* RacingTheTrain: The film does this with a twist: Bond's tires have just been shot out, so he drives his car ''onto'' the rails.
* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Almost for 007, ''definitely'' for Orlov.
* {{Ramprovisation}}: Done in the market chase.
* RedScare
* RenegadeRussian: See ChewingTheScenery, GloryHound and LargeHam, above.
* {{Sexophone}}: The opening notes to "All Time High"
* ShootTheDog: Poor Vijay.
* ShowSomeLeg
* SideBoob: The opening segment's BondGirl gives a healthy amount of this during her DistractedByTheSexy.
* SimSimSalabim
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Notoriously erratic in its placement.
* SmoochOfVictory: Q gets showered with kisses when he drops his balloon on a mook about to shoot the AmazonBrigade.
* SmugSnake: Kamal Khan actually doesn't seem to realize he's just a henchman.
* 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}}''
* StormingTheCastle: With the AmazonBrigade.
* StukaScream: The BD-5 Acrostar in the opening scene and Kamal's plane at the end.
* StunGuns / TranquilizerDart: Apparently Octopussy's mooks are a lot more squeamish about killing than other criminals turned Bond allies in past movies. I'm sure that's not because they're girls or anything...
* SuspectIsHatless When Bond speeds through the Air Base's security checkpoint:
-->'''Security Guard:''': Captain, some nut went through here in a stolen car! Wants the base commander, and he's wearing a red shirt!
** That's likely an ArsonMurderAndJaywalking joke, with the red shirt implying that he's a DirtyCommunist.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A new M apparently makes his debut in this story. No-one mentions what happened to the previous one, which has caused many to claim that this is actually a case of TheOtherDarrin, and that it's still the original M but with a different actor playing him.
** There's also the theory that the new M is really Admiral Hargreaves, actor Robert Brown's character from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Note that this was because the original actor had died, which actually happened before ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. M was absent entirely from that one, stated to be on leave, but here they had to get a new actor. And if it is Hargreaves then he's been demoted; he was a Vice Admiral in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', but is stated to be a Rear Admiral in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Vijay introduces himself by playing a bar of the James Bond theme on a snake charmer's pipe.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability
* TimeBomb
* TitleDrop:
** Well, the main BondGirl's nickname is Octopussy, but the first instance:
-->'''Bond:''' ''(looking at Magda's tattoo, on the small of her back)'' What is that?
-->'''Magda:''' That's my little Octopussy.
** The title of the other short story [[AdaptationExpansion this film is adapted from]] is also dropped: "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Property of a Lady]]".
** Averted with the theme song. The song is titled "All Time High", and the word "Octopussy" cannot be found in the lyrics at all.
* TraintopBattle: Bond has to fight Gobinda Grishka on top of Octopussy's circus train.
* {{Understatement}}: How do you tell the audience of a circus that they were barely seconds from being in the epicenter of a nuclear detonation? "Ladies and Gentlemen, we had an emergency..."
* TheWarRoom: We get a rare look at the [[http://www.bondmovies.com/stills/octopussy/11.jpg Soviet War Room]].
* WhyWontYouDie: When Kamal encounters Bond at Octopussy's base.
-->'''Kamal:''' You have a nasty habit of surviving.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, you know what they say about the fittest.
* WickedCultured: Kamal Khan.
* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted. Octopussy is actually grateful to Bond for allowing her father to commit suicide, as it saved her father the shame of a military trial (Bond was tasked with arresting him).
* YouLookFamiliar: Maud Adams had previously played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
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