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Octopussy: Declassified


Villain: Kamal Khan (Louis Jordan), General Orlov (Steven Berkoff)

Henchmen:  Gobinda (Kabir Bedi), Mischka (David Meyer) and Grischka ( Anthony Meyer)

The Girls: Octopussy (Maud Adams), Magda (Kristina Wayborn), Bianca (Tina Hudson)

Locations: Central America, East Berlin, London, India, Germany

The Song:  "All Time High" performed by Rita Coolidge

The cars:  1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, Bajaj rikshaw/tuk-tuk, Rolls Royce Phantom III (Kamal Khan)

The gadgets:

False briefcase with secret explosive compartment
Remote controlled rope
Miniature homing / listening device
Fountain pen with metal dissolving acid and earpiece
Homing receiver watch
Liquid crystal display TV watch
Fake crocodile craft

Quotes:

Vijay: Is he still there?
Q: You must be joking! Double-0 seven on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!

Magda: He suggests a trade. The egg for your life.
James Bond: Well, I heard the price of eggs was up, but isn't that a little high?

[Q's mechanized version of the "Indian Rope Trick" malfunctions]
James Bond: Having trouble getting it up, Q?

Trivia:

- This is the only James Bond movie in the EON Productions official spy genre series that features the famous East Berlin - West Berlin Cold War crossing point Checkpoint Charlie.

- A hand with a pair of eights in the card game Texas Hold 'Em Poker is called an "Octopussy". A hand with a pair of eights is actually seen in the later James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006) in which this card game is a major feature.

- The Acrostar Jet was 12 feet long with a single micro-turbo jet engine TRS-18. It could fly at 160 mph and soar at 310 mph and reach 30,000 feet with a climbing rate of 2500 feet per minute. It was piloted and owned by J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof of Louisiana who had been an uncredited aviation consultant on Moonraker (1979) and also worked on Licence to Kill (1989) as a pilot.

- Filming of the 12 foot Acrostar Jet as it flew through the hangar was achieved by attaching the aircraft to an old Jaguar by a steel pole with the roof torn off and driving along. The second unit were able to add obstacles such as people and objects to complete the illusion that Moore was actually flying his tiny plane through an aircraft hangar. The exploding hangar pieces were four inches high.

- Vijay Amritraj (Vijay) is a professional tennis player in real life.

- Octopussy was Maud Adams second time as a Bond girl. She previously played Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun.

 


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