->''"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]].

!!This film contains examples of:

* 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]'' is 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.
-->'''Bond:''' Well, it's a small world. You're a Toro, too.
* BigBadDuumvirate: General Orlov and Kamal Khan.
* BiggerBad: Initially it is Octopussy, who gives orders to the films BigBad (Khan) from behind the scenes, never even showing her face. Though, she eventually fully enters the plot and becomes an AntiHero after being betrayed by her associates.
* BanisterSlide: Used by Bond during the attack on Kamal's palace.
* BatmanGambit: Orlov's plan; [[spoiler: explode a nuke at an American base, and the public, assuming it was an accident with an American weapon, will pressure the US to withdraw from continental Europe.]]
* 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: see UnconventionalVehicleChase.
* CatchAndReturn: This part of the twins' KnifeThrowingAct.
* 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
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Bond's ally Vijay (played by real-life Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj) reports that he's gotten a job at the BigBad's sports club.
-->'''Bond:''' Have you learned anything?\\
'''Vijay:''' Well, my backhand's improved...[[note]]The actor was a ranked tennis player. We should hope so![[/note]]\\
''(Bond grins.)''
* ConfrontingYourImposter: In the opening teaser, Bond impersonates Colonel Luis Toro, only to be captured and brought to the real Toro.
-->'''Bond:''' ''(unfazed)'' Oh. You're a Toro ''too''. Small world.
* CoolPlane: Bond's miniature jet (a BD-5 Acrostar) in the prologue. And yes, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede_BD-5 Bede BD-5]] is quite real.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: Done briefly by Gobinda when he goes after Bond on Kamal's plane.
* DeathGlare: Gobinda seems to be a master of quiet menace.
* DeathBySex: Octopussy ''thinks'' Bond gets killed after having sex with her (and she looks quite upset about it), but fortunately he survives.
* DistractedByTheSexy: The parachutists holding Bond prisoner at the beginning, and the guards at Kamal's palace at the end.
* 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.
* EggMacguffin (of the Faberge variety).
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Gobinda shows just how much of a silent menace he is by ''crushing ivory dice'' with his ''fist'' while giving a wordless DeathGlare to Bond.
* 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.
* FakinMacGuffin: The villains create fake Faberge eggs to swap out for the real ones they are selling to finance their schemes. After it becomes necessary to reclaim on of the real eggs, Kamal Khan claims it is one of the fakes only to wince in horror as his partner General Orlov smashes it.
* FixingTheGame: Bond notices Kamal Khan taking a British gent for all he's worth in backgammon. He quickly figures out that Khan is using loaded dice that always come up double sixes (how nobody else caught on is a mystery). He offers to play him for double-or-nothing. Khan agrees. Bond invokes the "player's privilege" and uses Khan's dice to win. Instead of letting his Sikh dragon beat up Bond (and cause a scene), Khan pays Bond but warns him to spend the money quickly.
* 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.
* [[spoiler:HighHeelFaceTurn: Octopussy turns against Khan after she realises that she, her crew and thousands of innocents would have been caught up in Orlov's plotted nuclear accident.]]
* HighSpeedMissileDodge: And then a MisguidedMissile.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Mishka pins Bond down to the wooden door with precise knife throws. When he's about to throw the fatal blade, Bond opens the door, Mishka stumbles and falls, and Bond throws one of his knives at him.
* 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. Also, in the intro, the Cuban troops on the trucks are carrying Colt M16s.
* 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 is the key part of General Orlov's grand plan.
* 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 also helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Bond's PPK is replaced with the Walther [=P5=] in this movie as part of [[ProductPlacement a deal with Walther]]. Most people didn't notice, because not only do they look similar, but also Bond refers to having "mislaid my PPK" in spite of using a [=P5=] for the entirety of the film.
* 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).
* MsFanservice: Madga, played by Kristina Wayborn - ''especially'' the way she escapes Bond.
* 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]].
* OhCrap: Bond's dawning realization that Orlov's plan isn't insane but will ''work''.
* 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.
* OutsideRide: Bond chases after Khan on a horse and then leaps on to the outside of his plane as it takes off.
* 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.
-->'''Bond:''' Thank God for [[{{Pun}} 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:
** Yeah, no shit.
** Don't forget Penelope Smallbone!
** As if that name wasn't bad enough, at one point, Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny) flubbed it and called her Penelope Smallbush. Naturally, Roger Moore wasted no time jumping on that one.
*** 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.
* RecycledPremise: It's still a debate how this film's plot is derived from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Bond bets an item the wealthy BigBad has an interest in ''then'' one-ups the BigBad at his own game; a female henchwoman with her own AmazonBrigade falls to Bond's charms; a climactic fight in an airplane mid-flight where a villain gets thrown out.
* RedScare
* RenegadeRussian: 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).
* SameLanguageDub: Following in the tradition of [[Film/{{Moonraker}} Michael Lonsdale]] and [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Carole Bouquet]], the late Louis Jourdan dubbed himself in the French language version of this film.
* {{Sexophone}}: The opening notes to "All Time High" as well as one of the Leitmotifs (probably Octopussy's).
* ShootTheDog: Poor Vijay.
* ShowSomeLeg: The BondGirl in TheTeaser does this to distract the guards on the truck while Bond makes his move.
* ShutUpHannibal: Though he later engages in HamToHamCombat, Gogol literally rolls his eyes when Orlov is describing his invasion plan.
* SideBoob: The opening segment's BondGirl gives a healthy amount of this during her DistractedByTheSexy.
* SimSimSalabim
* SkinnyDipping: When Bond first arrives on Octopussy's island, he's able to see her swimming in her pool in the nude.
* 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[=/=]{{Tranquillizer Dart}}s: Used by Octopussy's mooks. After all, they're thieves, not hardened killers.
* 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.
* SupervillainLair: The Soviet Politburo's marble conference room, complete with giant map of the world and rotating table, has to count, even if they themselves are not supervillains.
* 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. (Music/ChrisCornell, who wrote a [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 later Bond theme]], has declared that "Nobody wrote a song called ‘Octopussy’ but [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle I think that was a mistake]]! They had a great opportunity and they squandered it." Of course, ''his'' Bond title theme, "You Know My Name", did not have the title (''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'') it it either.)
*** The song isn't completely out of place for the movie, however. At one point, Bond mentions to Octopussy that they're "two of a kind"; one of the song's lyrics echos this.
* TooDumbToLive: The least Gobinda could do, judging by his expression, was to wear a parachute. That is of course, [[IdiotBall if they had one on board...]]
* TraintopBattle: Bond has to fight Gobinda and Grishka on top of Octopussy's circus train.
* UnconventionalVehicleChase: Bond rides an auto rickshaw through a bazaar in Delhi, chased by Kamal Khan's thugs in a jeep and an auto rickshaw of their own.
* {{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..."
** Meanwhile, Kamal and Gobinda are advised that it would be a good idea to be at least 30 miles away from the blast. The looks on their faces basically are "No shit, Sherlock".
* 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.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Orlov thinks of himself as a patriot doing what must be done to give his country a major strategic advantage over the West. With his dying words he claims that he will soon be thought of as a Hero of the Soviet Union.
* WickedCultured: Kamal Khan.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Gobinda's reaction, though not uttered literally, to Kamal telling him to go ''outside'' the plane to fight Bond while 30,000 feet up.
-->'''Gobinda:''' Out ''there''?!
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness / LeaveNoWitnesses: Kamal and General Orlov have no intention of telling Octopussy or her girls they'll be ground zero of a nuke they planted.
* 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).