Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who sang "All Time High", the theme song for "Octopussy"?||Octopussy
Rita Coolidge. "Octopussy" was the first "Bond" theme song not to mention the film's title in the lyrics. "Dr. No" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" had instrumental theme music.
Rita Coolidge began her singing career as a backing singer for artists such as Joe Cocker. She had several solo hits in the 1970s with cover versions including "One Fine Day". "All Time High" was her final hit.
|How did Bond and Q arrive at Kamal's Khan palace at the end of the film?||Octopussy
Hot-air Balloon. Q and Bond ballooned into Kamal Khan's palace to capture him. Whilst they were ballooned in, Octopussy and the members of her Octopus cult were distracted and disabled the guards.
The hot-air balloon was of a Union Jack design and was equipped with several CCTV cameras. The pictures from these cameras were relayed to Bond via a liquid crystal display on his watch, which allowed him to see Kamal Khan and Gobinda (his henchman) escape with the captive Octopussy.
A female smuggler. Octopussy was a female smuggler whose circus was being used as a front by General Orlov and Kamal Khan to detonate an atomic bomb on an American airbase and steal some precious Russian jewels. Octopussy was the daughter of Major Dexter Smythe, who disappeared after being sent to recover some Chinese gold from North Korea. Bond was sent to arrest him and tracked him down to Sri Lanka, where Smythe committed suicide rather than face court martial. Octopussy was Smythe's pet name for her and she always wanted to thank Bond for giving him an honourable alternative.
Octopussy was played by Maud Adams who appeared as Scaramanga's mistress, Andrea Anders, in "The Man with the Golden Gun". She also appeared as an extra in "A View to a Kill", the next "Bond" film.
|What creature did Bond disguise himself as, so he could reach Octopussy's island?||Octopussy
Crocodile. Bond saw an octopus tattoo on Kamal, Khan's associate, Magda. Sadruddin indentified it as the emblem of the Octopus cult, run by Octopussy, and told him about the island. Bond used a crocodile disguise to reach the island and meet Octopussy. After Octopussy refused to hand him over to Kamal Khan, Khan got Gobinda to hire some local mercenaries to kill Bond. During their attack Bond and a mercenary fell into the water surrounding the island and neither re-surfaced. Octopussy believed both had been killed by crocodiles but Bond had survived and travelled back to shore in his disguise. He found Q with the body of Vijay, who had been killed by the mercenaries whilst keeping watch on the island.
Bond's disguise was somewhat similar to the seagull disguise used in the pre-credit sequence of "Goldfinger".
|Which game did Bond beat Kamal Khan at in the casino?||Octopussy
Backgammon. When Bond entered the hotel casino, Khan was playing a Major at backgammon. Khan seemed to be extremely lucky by being able to throw double-sixes to win when needed. When Khan doubled the bet to 100,000 rupees, which the Major couldn't accept with Khan's luck, Bond took his place using the real Fabergé egg as security. Khan threw a double-six and Bond doubled the bet again, needing to throw a double-six to win.
Khan accepted and Bond used player's privilege to use Khan's dice which he knew were rigged to throw a double-six and win.
|What was Kamal Khan's mansion called?||Octopussy
The Monsoon Palace. Vijay pointed it out to Bond, as Sadruddin drove them through the streets to Bond's hotel. At the end of the film, Bond with the help of Q, Octopussy and the members of her Octopus cult broke into the palace to capture Khan.
|At which famous auctioneer's was the Fabergé egg auction held?||Octopussy
Sotheby's. When he briefed 007 about the fake egg, M mentioned that the auction would be taking place at Sotheby's and that Bond should accompany their art expert to help spot the seller.
The Fabergé egg, which had been taken from the National Fine Art Repository and replaced by a fake egg, was being sold at auction. However, when 009 stole the fake egg and there was to be an unplanned inventory of the Repository, Orlov had to arrange for the real egg to be bought back. Bond bid on the egg at the auction to see how badly the buyer wanted it and whilst examining it, swapped the real one for the fake one so he could bait the buyer Kamal Khan who had been ordered to buy the egg at whatever cost.
|In the pre-credit sequence, what was the rank of the officer that James Bond disguised himself as?||Octopussy
Colonel. Bond's mission was to infiltrate an airbase, disguised as Colonel Luis Toro, and destroy a plane. He got caught when the real Colonel Toro arrived but managed to escape with the help of a female assistant, using an Acrostar jet plane. Colonel Toro was played by Ken Norris who had doubled for Roger Moore in the TV series "The Saint". We learned the officer's name and rank from an ID card his assistant gave him when he arrived.
Roger Moore. "Octopussy" was Roger Moore's 6th outing as James Bond. "Octopussy" was Roger Moore's penultimate "Bond" film. His final film was "A View to a Kill". Roger Moore was also known for playing the title role in the TV series "The Saint".