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Blue Ice (1992)

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A former British secret service agent falls for an American woman and becomes entangled in a web of espionage.

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Harry Anders is a former MI6 agent who now owns a bar. When a beautiful woman literally runs into him, they fall in love (lust perhaps). When she finds out about his history, she asks him to help with a problem she has. Harry is forced to re-enter the dangerous world of espionage once more. Written by Rob Hartill

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If Harry's past ever catches up with him, he won't live long enough to regret it.


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Denholm Elliott was announced in British trades as being in this project. See more »

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Stacy Mansdorf: Why did they fire you?
Harry Anders: A Czech agent broke the rules, he hurt the wife of one of my sources. They asked me to ignore it. I couldn't.
Stacy Mansdorf: So, what happened?
Harry Anders: I took him up onto the roof of my office building.
Stacy Mansdorf: And?
Harry Anders: The Czech bounced.
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Former spy Michael Caine gets drawn into the spy game again
14 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Blue Ice" is a spy movie. I like spy movies. So, I like "Blue Ice", but a lot less than I like Caine's Harry Palmer movies. And I think this movie is below par as such movies go.

Caine runs a jazz club. I like jazz, so that's a plus. There's some bebop and Bobby Short tosses off half a chorus here and there.

Caine is the movie's center, and he manages to carry it along, and that's a plus. Ian Holm is good, but he's given some bad lines. Bob Hoskins doesn't have much of a part, and in what he does have he's hard to understand. The action finale is decent.

Caine has a love interest, who is Sean Young. She's a weak link here, as is her part.

Where the film has big problems is the story and script. It's disjointed. It doesn't build tension. It lacks focus. Scenes lack spark. The story leaves unanswered questions. One really doesn't care that much what's happening.

So, overall a below-par spy movie that spy and Caine fans may wish to view, but most movie fans can bypass this. It is, after all, a TV movie (HBO) and, despite a good look to this one and some production values, it still doesn't measure up.


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