Film and Plot Synopsis
In Octopussy, James Bond investigates the murder of another agent found clutching a priceless Fabergé egg at the time of his death. Clues lead Bond to the mysterious Octopussy—who runs a traveling circus with many beautiful and athletic women. Bond and Octopussy will of course have sex, but not before Bond discovers that the evil Kamal Khan is working with a mad Russian General who plans to detonate an atomic bomb over a U.S. Air Force Base. As Bond races against the clock, his mission takes him through the streets of India, a deadly brawl atop a speeding train, and a mid-air knife fight on an airplane wing while in the air.
‘Octopussy’ Movie Summary
Kahn, however, is not his own man. He works for a mysterious villain on an island fortress. This villain is called Octopussy. Kahn’s bodyguard, Gobinda, kidnaps Bond and holds him hostage in Kahn’s palace. Meanwhile, Bond escapes Kahn’s palace and listens to Kahn on the device in the egg.
He learns that Kahn is working with a rogue Russian general, Orlov, to smuggle jewelry out of Russia and sell it in London. Kahn used Octopussy’s circus troupe to smuggle the jewels from East Germany into the West.
Bond smuggles himself into the circus and discovers that Orlov replaced the smuggled jewels with a nuclear bomb. Orlov wants to detonate the bomb on an American Air Force base so that NATO thinks one of theirs went off by mistake and will disarm unilaterally so the Russians can invade.
But Bond never lets things go off by mistake, so he leaps into action. Bond chases the circus train to the base and evades the cops by dressing as a clown. He rushes into the tent and disarms the bomb just in time to get a hearty “thank you” from the American General.
Kahn escapes and kidnaps Octopussy. When the carnies chase him from his palace, Bond hops aboard Kahn’s plane and forces it down, just in time to get a hearty “thank you” from Magda.