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Published on June 15th, 2017 | by Clint Davis

Octopussy [1983] – James Bond Rewatch #13

Octopussy [1983] – James Bond Rewatch #13 Clint Davis

Summary: Not one of Bond's great adventures but as Octopussy, Maud Adams turns in one of the best 'Bond Girl' performances ever. We get some nice shots of India but this one's a snooze, starting with that awful theme song.



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PG  |  131 minutes

Director: John Glen

Screenplay: George MacDonald Fraser, Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

Distribution: MGM/UA Entertainment Company

Budget/Gross: $27.5 million/$183.7 million


The twelfth James Bond movie was also Sir Roger Moore’s sixth—and penultimate—performance as 007. Bond travels to India and meets up with a mysterious businesswoman who has an extremely pornographic name and lives on a colony where only chicks are allowed! (Can you tell this movie was written by men…?)

Check out our full video review of Octopussy below, where Clint takes a look at the girls, the scenery, the villains, the sounds and of course, the awful opening theme song.


  • Maud Adams returns for her second performance as a “Bond Girl” after playing Andrea in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun.
  • Vijay Amritraj, who plays Bond’s Indian sidekick Vijay, was a famous professional tennis player in India. After acting in Octopussy, he had a small role in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
  • Octopussy is (to date) the final Bond movie to announce the title of the next film in its end credits.

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About the Author

Clint Davis is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based journalist who dropped out of film school to write news! Email him at TheClintDavis@gmail.com.

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