009 is found dead at the British Ambassador’s residence in East Berlin, dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. MI6 sends Bond to investigate when the real egg appears at a London auction. Bond swaps the real egg with the fake, and drives up the bidding against exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan, who ultimately wins the auction. Bond follows Khan back to his palace in Rajasthan, India, where he discovers that Khan is working with Orlov, a renegade Soviet general, and is using Octopussy’s circus troupe to smuggle Soviet treasures into the West. Bond infiltrates the circus, and finds that Orlov has replaced the treasures with a nuclear warhead, primed to explode during the show at a US Air Force base in West Germany. He convinces Octopussy that Khan has betrayed her and she assists Bond in deactivating the warhead. Bond and Octopussy return to India and launch an assault on Khan’s palace. Khan and bodyguard Gobinda capture Octopussy as they escape in a plane. Bond clings to the fuselage in a fight to the death with Gobinda, and manages to rescue Ocotpussy moments before the plane crashes, killing Khan.


Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Kristina Wayborn, Vijay Armitraj, Robert Brown, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Andy Bradford


Albert R. Broccoli


John Glen

Release Date

6 June 1983 (UK)
10 June 1983 (USA)

World Premiere

6 June 1983, Odeon Leicester Square, London


Udaipur, India; Berlin, Germany; London, Nene Valley Railway, RAF Northholt base & Pinewood Studios, England; the USA


“All Time High” – performed by Rita Coolidge, lyrics by Tim Rice, composed by John Barry


Acrostar Mini Jet; Tuk-Tuk ‘Company Taxi’; Q’s hot-air balloon; Crocodile submarine; Bianca’s Range Rover; Orlov’s Mercedes 


  • Walther PPK 7.65mm
  • Briefcase bomb compartment
  • Yo-Yo Buzz Saw
  • Seiko G757 Sports 100 watch containing a radio directional finder and liquid crystal television watch
  • Mont Blanc fountain pen with listening devices and nitric and hydrochloric acid
  • Atomic bomb
  • Beretta 950 automatic known as the Jetfire
  • Loaded dice
  • Fabergé egg with homing device and transmitter
  • Five-bladed knife
  • Rapier missile launcher
  • Reversible jacket
  • Weighted skirt which can be used as a throwing weapon


Executive Producer, Michael G. Wilson along with his wife, Jane, pose as tourists on a boat in India who help Bond escape

Maud Adams is the only actress to appear in two different leading roles in the Bond films

Tennis player Vijay Amritraj was the first person cast after Cubby, a huge tennis fan, met him at Wimbledon

The Bede BD-5 jet pre-title sequence had originally been planned for Moonraker

The crew faced many problems with large crowds in India. The bicycle riding between the tuk tuks in the chase sequence was not planned, and the man riding the bike completely ignored the film crew