The film's title is taken from a short story in Ian Fleming's 1966 short story collection Octopussy and The Living Daylights, although the film's plot is original. It does, however, include a scene inspired by the Fleming short story "The Property of a Lady" (included in 1967 and later editions of Octopussy and The Living Daylights), while the events of the short story "Octopussy" form a part of the title character's background and are recounted by her.
Bond is assigned the task of following a general who is stealing jewels and relics from the Soviet government. This leads him to a wealthy Afghan prince, Kamal Khan, and his associate, Octopussy, and the discovery of a plot to force disarmament in Western Europe with the use of a nuclear weapon.
Octopussy was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and was released in the same year as the non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again. The film was written by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, and Michael G. Wilson, and was directed by John Glen. The film earned $187.5 million against its $27.5 million budget and received mixed reviews, with praise being directed towards the action sequences and locations, and the plot and humour being targeted for criticism; Maud Adams's portrayal of the title character also drew polarised responses.
Sound Effects Used
- CINESOUND GUNSHOT 01
- CINESOUND MALE SCREAM 01
- CINESOUND MALE SCREAM 02
- CINESOUND - EXPLOSION TYPE 2
- CINESOUND - EXPLOSION TYPE 4
- RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 08
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, AIRPLANE - PROP PLANE POWER DIVE SCREAM
- Sound Ideas, GUN, RIFLE - SINGLE SHOT 01 (H-B)
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 04
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 06
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - CARTOON RICCO 07
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - RICCO AND WHINE 04
- Sound Ideas, RICOCHET - SLICK RICCO 02
- Tarzan Yell