cheers guys, tho i dont think it was either of those. Havnt seen the Carnival flick but ive seen octop***y a few times so ait aint that for sure.
There is another scence in which one of the characters drinks a cocktail (of sorts) that includes a small fish..?
Apart from the the circus crew are basically a criminal gang or at least bad guys.
definately had a Bond feel to it but im pretty sure it was a more 70's setting.
anyway thanx for answering.