A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
After disposing of a familiar looking face, Bond is sent to recover a communication device, known as an ATAC, which went down with a British Spy ship as it sunk. Bond must hurry though, as the Russians are also out for this device. On his travels, he also meets Melina Havelock, whose parents were brutally murdered. Bond also encounters both Aristotle Kristatos and Milos Colombo. Each of them are accusing the other of having links with with the Russian's. Bond must team up with Melina, solve who the true ally is and find the ATAC before it's too late. Written by
The whole film is strongly reminiscent of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). In both films, Bond is with a Countess, on a beach, threatened by mooks, kicks a gun out of a mook's hand, and he's wearing a tuxedo sans jacket. Both films show Bond at a casino with the aforementioned Countess. Both times the women are losing at Baccarat. The opening teaser sequence shows Tracy Bond's grave, and Blofeld in a neck brace. Also, in this film, Melina is half-English, half-Greek. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Tracy was half-English, half-Italian. Both films have Bond allied with a crime syndicate figure, who doesn't sell drugs. Bond also escapes in both films by riding in the car of the female lead, who does the majority of the driving. Both films have a wedding scene, and Bond riding in a helicopter piloted by someone else. Both films have Bond speaking with a "priest" at some point. Both films are set in the Alps at one point, show a Bond Girl on ice, have Bond on skis getting shot at, and have a bobsled track fight or battle sequence. Mountain climbers are shown in both at some point. Both films have a Germanic female character, who is in charge of a girl or girls. Finally, in both films, Bond and his crime syndicate ally assault a mountaintop lair. See more »
Towards the end, when Bond is fighting with the monastery guard, the guard punches him in the stomach, and Bond's "oof!" is heard before the sound of the punch. See more »
Mr. Bond, Mr. Bond. I'm so glad I caught you. Your office called. They're sending a helicopter to pick you up. Some sort of emergency.
It usually is. Thank you.
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For Your Eyes Only is the best Bond film with Roger Moore as agent 007. It had the best story of all the Moore Bond's, as well as the best action sequences. These sequences include a thrilling ski chase, as well as an edge of your seat mountain climb.
Carole Bouquet portrays one of the most serious minded Bond girls in the serious. We also have the late Cassandra Harris as a Bond girl who at the time was married to future Bond Pierce Brosnan.
Even for everyone who didn't like Moore's portrayal of Bond, you still gotta claim this one as his best even though he was in his mid 50's. Sheena Easton sang probably the best theme song of all the Bond films.
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