KGB agent Major Valeri Petrofsky has been reassigned at the request of the KGB Chairman for a secret mission wherein he is sent to England to establish a residence near an American military base and receive various items for couriers from the USSR. John Preston is the top British spy catcher, currently at odds with his superior because he doesn't lick his boots. After a recent operation caused his superior some embarrassment, he is reassigned to the menial task of overseeing airports and ports. One day one the couriers Petrofsky was expecting has an encounter with customs which leaves him dead. Preston then goes through his things and finds that he was carrying an atomic bomb component. Preston now suspects that someone is bringing in parts for an atomic bomb, and obtains permission from an official higher than his own superior to attempt to find this person. And back in the USSR, Petrofsky's boss is so disgruntled that Petrofsky has been taken from him that he calls his old friend, ... Written by
If the Fourth Protocol is ever breached, there would be no warning, just a nuclear explosion from a bedsitter...The unthinkable has just begun...
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Did You Know?
Actor Michael Caine
and author Frederick Forsyth
had been friends for around a decade prior to this picture. In the three earlier filmed adaptations of Forsyth novels, Caine was never selected to be in them. So the two decided raise the finance themselves so as to make sure they could work on a movie together. The two are billed as executive producers on this movie. See more
Valeri and Irina assemble the bomb with their bare hands. Irrespective of the radiation risk, uranium is highly toxic by skin contact - they would both have become very seriously ill shortly afterwards. See more
Don't tell me you reached your limit, Jimmy boy.
I usually try to keep my limit to a gallon or so.
Referenced in Pointless: Episode #3.7
"Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47"
(excerpt from 1st movement: Allegro moderato)
Composed by Jean Sibelius See more