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Friday, June 10, 1983
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floa Angeles Stone R Friday June 10 1983Part VI 9 MOVIE REVIEW 'OCTOPUSSY' FULFILLS THE 007 FORMULA By KEVIN THOMAS Times Staff Writer In the seven-minute pre-credit sequence of "Octo-pussy" James Bond (Roger Moore) is at a horse show apparently in Cuba where his disguise as a military officer is suddenly unmasked No matter As his curvaceous aide provides a diversion he overwhelms his captors leaps aboard the horse trailer she is hauling and yanks aside a fake horse to reveal a tiny jet plane in which he makes his getaway— but not before blowing up some sort of weapons installation and escaping through the closing doors of a hangar Running out of fuel he pulls up to a gas station and says "Fill 'er up!" None of this has anything to do with what follows the credits but it does lei us Know that 007 after 21 years and 12 previous installments can still cut it At the same time "Octopussy" proves to be business as usual no better and no worse than most of its predecessors After all this time it's amazing that the same old formula still plays: the gadgetry gorgeous girls travelogue locales and the shameless double-enters dres— in this instance octo-entendres This time out a zealous Soviet general (Steven Berkoff) has hatched a diabolical scheme to force Western Europe to surrender to the USSR Mixed up with Berkoff in ways that become increasingly difficult to unravel (while it also becomes increasingly obvious that it's not all that important to do so) are the ace ( WESTWOODVIUIGD ( HOLLYWOOD BLVD ) KK rasa SPSS1 tuswss VILLAGE hasmmiii Jggggggggggg U1 frurtta 1?:OO Z:00 CHINESE TtAMN HAOJIilttOO 200-5576 4 00 SO0 0 15 K 215 IffiftE jjoS?" iSiS-' tttt MgjUOIWIjwwWjg 404-6111 7" tonNtPMtM him VtJtdiM FfM Pn Mr Ml So BRUIN itAtm nas(ji?3o 300 lAKSpnwmPtMtomlMnMonirty Sf'KS 5:30M6-ta5-tt W 206-8996 Sorry No Pmw CHINESE (USWUWI) MO uicctuih oattHMiM 4:30-1:30-1:30-10:30-12:15 WESTWD raoraiNi 4M-I111 thv 1250 tor mmw scm Wf 65 '? 300 5 30 SOOkMO VlMMFrMft) V Blo 206-7864 Tony 1250 lor shows bl Sow fMf St— mmtmntkti3iitm only WESTWD MMMMtwAY NOLLVWD S?8t 12 30 2 30 4 30 6 30 430 1714 Hhwd In 3-01 gt— iTBRIM) 206-7664 130-1?:15Sorry Ho Ham 463-9371 tt:3O-2:10-4:301:30-:3O-1036 WESTWD rm hum ciass(W) KHSnto 1:45-4:30-7 30-10:15 iQSUEmAII WTTl 1WO H4MSII) 12:15 206-7564 ToMy g5Q lor Snows bl box 0W(Jvi2:154:15 l:15-:1S-1ft-tt:15 MrHT 4626621 Sony Mo Pum REGENT imt in yomjii MvtUMH mmMHm M6krMa 12:45-3:15-5:30-8:00-10:15 J£ 266-3259 Sony No hum FOX "W 2:30-6:30-1050 Today 52 50 lor -hows dot 5pm HMMyoO 46 MH l 12:30-4:30 t30 STTii 463-2164 Todiy 6250 Mr Itawo bol Sea rlAZA mm win two mmbiij JcW ( BEVERLY HILLS ttEp ( TORRANCE ) ?K'g££M 682-1330 Todiy I2J0 Mr Mwpm Mt 6mi OLD TOWNE sroaMTio8)i23o r nnru rmrf A JW°S!r- V BEACH cities J 371-1221 Todiy 6250 Mr shows bof Son OLD TOWNE mmiominj miR3SESo rlMOH'tfttfiw 1:15-5:30-9:45 nimrm 8:30-8:30-1030 371-1221 jgggl 5-7:30 640-1075 Tcy $250 for thowt M 6pr Totay IZ50 Hf ihowu bw 6pw aaa mm - OLD TOWNE MxiwrrTwo gSfiS iwb SoTso tSWOIIThome MMMII) 12:45-2:45 rSersZ STtoPlMOO 371-1221 4:45 6:4545-M6 640-1075 Todiy 1250 jjgfiiilgg Today $2 50 fw shows bul 8pn BS55 5 OLD T0WS1E riumriMBit Sk!? 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