Octopussy (1983)

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James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Indian Fabergé egg. Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.

"Octopussy" is a British spy movie released in 1983 as a part of the James Bond series. The film was directed by John Glen and marks the 6th look of Roger Moore as the suave and resourceful secret agent 007. The movie likewise stars Maud Adams as the titular Octopussy, Louis Jourdan as the atrocious Kamal Khan, and Kristina Wayborn as Magda.

The motion picture kicks off with 007 being assigned to uncover the mystery behind the murder of a British agent 009, who was found dead holding a phony Fabergé egg. The hunt brings Bond to India where he discovers that exiled Afghan prince, Kamal Khan, and his partner, General Orlov, lag the fabrication of the egg. The duo plans to detonate a nuke in West Germany to trigger panic and force NATO to abandon its nuclear weapons, consequently making way for a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

Connection with Octopussy
Upon more investigation, Bond discovers a link between Khan and Octopussy, a rich and prominent businesswoman who runs a circus as a cover for her precious jewelry smuggling operations. Octopussy is likewise the child of a departed spiritual guru, which provides her substantial impact in India and several other nations. Believing Octopussy to be an accomplice in Khan and Orlov's Chernobyl-like plan, Bond attempts to signal her but is recorded by Khan.

Rescue and Vengeance
Khan attempts to kill Bond however he gets away and returns to warn Octopussy about the nuclear plot. By this time, Octopussy recognizes she has been utilized by Khan and Orlov and partners with Bond to avoid the catastrophic plan. After leaving Khan's palace, Bond boards the circus train carrying the bomb, deactivates it at the last second, therefore saving a United States Air Force Base from damage.

In the climax, Bond, Octopussy and her team of female guards storm Khan's palace, defeating his forces in a battle. Khan tries to get away by plane, however Bond gets on board, resulting in a fight that ends with Bond throwing Khan off the airplane to his death. The movie ends with Bond and Octopussy sharing a romantic moment on her private boat.

"Octopussy" was consulted with combined reviews from critics. It was applauded for its action series and the interesting efficiency by Roger Moore however criticized for its complex and convoluted plot. Regardless of the combined action, "Octopussy" was a commercial success, earning over $180 million worldwide, making it among the highest-grossing films of 1983.

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