British Secret Agent 007 James Bond (Roger Moore) has been summoned to his superiors office. M (Robert Brown) wants to show bond a Faberge Egg that had come into his possession. It was delivered by 009 as he was dying. The real egg was up for auction and the one Bond was holding was a fake. Bond attends the auction and keeps raising the bidding. The final bid comes in and Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) is the recipient of the egg. What Khan doesn't know is that Bond has switched the two eggs and Khan gets the fake.
Bond follows Khan back to India and tries to become social with Khan. They play some Backgammon and Bond of course wins. Bond eventually is kidnapped by Khan who wants to torture Bond for any and all information he may have. You see Khan and General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) are in cahoots together. You see Europe is going through disarmament talks and Orlov feels that if NATO was to agree to the disarmament that he could move into Europe and take her with a couple of divisions.
Bond had noticed that the girl he was sleeping with when he got captured had an octopus tattoo on her back and it got him curious. Bond does escape from Khan and makes his way into the palace of the Octopus Cult, an organization of female assassins. The head of the cult is Octopussy (Maude Adams).
Octopussy and Bond have a mutual connection in that Bond was after her father years back. So that makes them bed mates. Anyway Khan is pissed that Octopussy has Bond and he doesn't. Octopussy heads to Germany and so does Bond. General Gogol (Walter Gotell) also is on his way to Germany as he has found out that Orlov has been replacing the Faberge Eggs with fakes.
While in Germany, a bomb is set to go off with the idea of killing everybody except Khan and Orlov. Octopussy and Bond team up and disarm the bomb. They then go after Khan and Orlov.
This movie starts off kind of slow but it comes through in the end.
Director John Glen does a wonderful job pulling what could have been a disaster of a movie out of the fire. The connection between Octopussy and Bond does wonders and it's a shame that they never pursued this connection anymore in the Bond films. Anyway it's Bond and it's and adventure in the tale of espionage at it's best.