On an all time high…We’ll take on the world and win”….Those were Rita Coolidge’s lyrics for the opening song of 1983’s ‘Octopussy’, Eon Productions 13th James Bond movie.
However, thirteen would prove to be quite treacherous for our intrepid duo of Cubby Broccoli and Roger Moore. Not only were they dealing with Cobras, Crocodiles, and Clowns but they were dealing with competition from none other than their old friends Sean Connery and Kevin McClory – ‘Never Say Never Again’ had been greenlit for production and for the first time in over a decade EON Productions had a lethal crisis on their hands – one that could possibly kill what was now the most successful franchise in movie history.
How would they respond? Well, how do you think? They made a call to the bullpen for the Empire’s most feared bounty hunter, Beverly Hill’s most famous art dealer, the Dread Pirate Wesley, and of course Maud Adams.
Did you know 1983 was such a popular year for Bond that all three Bonds: Sean Connery, Roger Moore and our ‘Dude From Down Under’ George Lazenby would reprise the role?
Did you also know that another American born Bond hopeful was packing up his bags to live in London just to be close to Cubby? Quite a Summer and Fall season that 1983 had in store for us all!
Let’s revisit it together because…Not only is it time for our sweet sixteen…It’s Time To Sit Back And Relax Mom & Dad Won’t Be Back For At Least An Hour….And Welcome To The Latch Key Kids Presents “Breaking Bond Part XVI: Octopussy”.