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 from 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 he conducts an operation without his superior's permission 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 comes off a freighter has an accident which leaves him dead. Preston is informed by the pathologist that the man is not a seaman so Preston goes through his things and finds that he was carrying something which he is told is an atomic bomb component. Preston now suspects that someone is bringing in parts for an atomic bomb, his superior doesn't want to let Preston be proven right so he doesn't authorize ... 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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During the film, a KGB agent is said to be traveling by rail from London to Colchester, yet he is shown catching a train from St Pancras Station, which serves the Midlands region of England. The only way to travel by train from London to Colchester (which is in East Anglia) is from Liverpool Street Station. See more
*Acting* Director-General. Bernard Hemmings isn't dead yet.
[through growing, though restrained anger
Look, Preston, let's get one thing perfectly clear. If, or rather *when*, I am confirmed as head of this department, you are simply going to disappear, without trace!
I will bear that in mind.
Meantime, I want another report, complete in every detail, on my desk, before you go home!
Would that include this meeting, sir?
[finally losing his temper
Referenced in Riot on 42nd St.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47
(excerpt from 1st movement: Allegro moderato)
Composed by Jean Sibelius See more