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However, the action when it comes is pretty memorable.
The comedy relief provided by Clifton James (you may remember him as a mouthy cop from Live and Let Die) is somewhat irritating and hurts the film more than it helps it. I would rate this an an enjoyable Bond escapade, definitely worth catching for series completists and fans of action bonanzas, but it isn't really the best of the bunch and isn't even the best of Moore's films in the series.
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. Originally, this film was to follow On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), with George Lazenby playing Bond.
As he tracks down Scaramanga, he realises that he is highly respected by the killer, but will this prove to be an advantage in the final showdown?
When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cellular and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph (Antonio Banderas).
Moore decides that rather than waiting around to be shot, he will hunt for Scaramanga himself, and his search takes him to Beirut, Macao, Hong Kong and, finally, a privately owned Thai island.
They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company.
When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cell phone and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph.
He becomes linked to the death of a scientist working on a powerful solar cell, and James Bond is called in to investigate.
Scaramanga is a hit-man who charges a million dollars per job.
Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar.