Trivia: Octopussy

  • Actor Allusion: 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 Visual Pun of an Indian crowd watching Vijay fighting with the tennis racket as if they were watching a tennis match.
  • Creator Cameo: Producer Michael G. Wilson appears as a member of the Soviet Politburo at the beginning of the film.
  • The Danza: Bond's ally Vijay, an amateur tennis player, is played by...tennis pro Vijay Amritraj.
  • Dueling Movies: With Sean Connery's Never Say Never Again. Neither film really wowed critics or topped the box office. Octopussy won by a tight margin.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • Kamal Khan, the exiled Afghan prince, is played by French actor Louis Jourdan.
    • English actor Steven Berkoff and German actor Walter Gotell play Russians. Swedish actress Maud Adams plays an Englishwoman.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • You Look Familiar:
    • Maud Adams is the only actress to play two different leading Bond ladies, having previously playing Miss Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun. She gets a third, non-Bond Girl role in A View to a Kill.
    • M is played by Robert Brown, who previously played Admiral Hargreaves in The Spy Who Loved Me.
    • Albert Moses, who plays Sadruddin, previously played a bartender in The Spy Who Loved Me.