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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9 October 1992 (UK)  »

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Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts appears unbilled as the drummer in the jazz band at Harry's club. See more »

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[after a police officer tries to coerce him]
Harry Anders: You frightened me so much, I'm spilling my tea.
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Featured in Premio Donostia a Michael Caine (2000) See more »

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Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Written by Rube Bloom (as Bloom) and Ted Koehler (asKoehler)
Licensed from Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd.
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A roundabout way to make another Harry Palmer movie
29 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Clearly intended to be an update to the Harry Palmer successes of the 60's right down to the character's stiff upper lip/questionable ethics superior, love of jazz, reluctant spy scenario, and same first name. Obviously, copyright required a change to last name, otherwise, this is a Harry Palmer movie.

Far from the quality of Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin, but superior story and plot compared to the subsequent Russian/Quebec produced "official Palmer movies".

Caine turns in another solid performance, but potential of film limited to script gaps. Highlights would be scenes between Caine and Hoskins that are far superior to rest of film. Sean Young hopelessly miscast, so what else is new, and there is no chemistry between her and Caine.


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