Octopussy (1983)

Produced by Albert R Broccoli

Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum & Michael G Wilson

James Bond played by Roger Moore

 

THE VILLAIN:    Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) - exiled Afghan Prince, sportsman, gambler, smuggler of jewels with Octopussy, and cohort of General Orlov in massive scheme which brings Khan riches from the Kremlin's Art Treasuries.

                            General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) - unstable Soviet military hawk eager to see the USSR invade Western Europe.

 

SUB-VILLAINS:    Colonel Luis Toro (Ken Norris) - Bond impersonates this officer on assignment to destroy a spy plan in the Caribbean.

                                Gobinda (Kabir Bedi) - towering killer working for Kamal Khan.

                                Mischka (David Meyer) & Grischka (Anthony Meyer) - twins who perform a daring knife-throwing act in Octopussy's Circus and also act as assassins for Kamal Khan.

                                Thug with Yo-yo (William Derrick) - low-caste thug working for Gobinda.

 

VILLAIN'S PLOT:    Kamal Khan joins with reogue Soviet General Orlov to utilise Octopussy's Circus in order to smuggle and detonate a nuclear bomb on an American military base in Germany, which will lead to Western forces being withdrawn and pave the way for a Soviet invasion.

 

BOND WOMEN:    Bianca (Tina Hudson) - Caribbean-based agent who aids Bond in mission to destroy a spy plane.

                                Octopussy (Maud Adams) - circus impresario, gem smuggler, head of the Octopus cult working with Kamal Khan, unaware of Khan's collusion with General Orlov; Bond once confronted her father who committed suicide rather than face arrest.

                                Magda (Kristina Wayborn) - associate of Octopussy in both her smuggling and circus ventures.

 

BONDS ALLIES:    Jim Fanning (Douglas Wilmer) - art expert working with the British Secret Service.

                                Sadruddin (Albert Moses) - the British Secret Service man in Station I India.

                                Vijay (Vijay Armitraj) - 'special expediter, Universal Exports', Bond's liaison agent in India.

 

THE BOND TEAM:    M (Robert Brown) - head of the British Secret Service, an authoritative father figure who sends Bond on his missions.

                                    Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) - M's secretary who, for many years, enjoys a flirtatious relationship with 007.

                                    Penelope Smallbone (Michela Clavell) - office assistant working with Miss Moneypenny.

                                    Q (Desmond Llewelyn) - the creator of Bond's lethal gadgets, aka Major Boothroyd.

                                    General Gogol (Walter Gotell) - unlikely ally and sometimes adversary in the age of detente.

                                    Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defence (Geoffrey Keen) - stern British government cabinet minister.

 

BOND'S GADGETS:    Reversible jacket and hat; briefcase with false bottom for concealing magnetic mine; horse trailer with fake horse's rear concealing an AcroStar jet; 3-wheeler Honda auto rickshaw; miniature homing device/microphone receiver; watch with LCD video screen, closed-circuit receiver and radio directional finder; pen filled with metal-cutting hydrochloric acid, big receiver cap; crocodile submarine; hot-air balloon with closed-circuit TV cameras and receivers in basket.

 

LOCATIONS:    Unnamed Cuba-like Caribbean country; London, East and West Berlin; East Germany; West Germany; Moscow; India.