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Bullet to Beijing (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  5 April 1997 (USA)
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When long-time British agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a deadly biochemical weapon called the Red Death has been stolen from him. He'll pay Harry handsomely to retrieve it. An ex-spy friend tips Harry off that it's being sent to Beijing by train, aboard which we begin to learn whose side everyone's really on. Written by Anonymous

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In the cabaret scene, Harry's Russian friend offers him a Luger or a Colt, "or its Russian equivalent." Harry asks for the Colt, but the friend hands him a Nagant M1895 revolver, obviously what he meant by "the Russian equivalent." See more »

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In the end credits roll at the end, Special Effects is spelled "Special Effets". See more »

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[Toasting his host at the strip club]
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7 July 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After over 25 years, the return of Len Deighton's spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is a terrific disappointment. A lame plot, cheapo thrills (car chase, boat chase), wooden performances (Jason Connery return your Equity Card now!)- none of the magic of the sixties survives. The inconsistencies and banalities are too numerous to go into. Suffice to say that the name of total hack Harry Alan Towers as producer and (pseudonymously) writer should serve as fair warning. Sue Lloyd, by the way, despite prominent billing, appears only as a voice-over in a scene at the beginning. For total die-hard fans only. Sorry, I've changed my mind - there is one plot factor I just have to describe in detail: Imagine you are Harry Palmer. You have just been the victim of an attempted assassination in a strange city. A rich and powerful local has just told you that the Chechen Mafia are out to kill you. Would you a) go into hiding, b) change your name, get a false passport and hightail it out of town or c) check into a top class hotel using your real name, surrender your passport at the desk, and then go to a nightclub full of low-life to meet the owner? If you answered 'c', you'll enjoy this film.


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