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Bullet to Beijing (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  20 December 1998 (Germany)
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A retired British spy is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus called "The Red Death."

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Anatoliy Shvederskiy ...
Doctor (as Anatoly Shvedersky)
Helena Michell ...
Henrietta
Juliette Benson ...
Juliette
Patrick Allen ...
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Girl in Savoy Bar
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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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The Ipcress File's Harry Palmer is back.... and the Cold War is heating up again! See more »

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Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing  »

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Len Deighton did not even coin the name "Harry Palmer" (the agent in Deighton's books remained unnamed). See more »

Goofs

During the chase with the Chechens in St. Petersburg, the two cars, Palmer's and the Chechens, are shown rounding a corner. The Chechens' car has a smashed right headlight, then an intact right headlight in the next cut, and finally runs over some trash cans in the following cut, inflicting the damage seen two cuts prior. See more »

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Harry Palmer: Are you in charge of this operation?
Nick: Yes
Harry Palmer: You're a bit young, aren't you?
Nick: You don't worry about my youth, and I won't worry about your age.
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Follows Spy Story (1976) See more »

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Go West
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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Michael Caine keeps the train moving
16 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

British agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is doing a nothing job observing the North Korean Embassy when a demonstration turns violent. An old lady assassinates Russian genetics scientist Prof. Kulbitsky outside of the embassy and Harry hears his final words. Harry gets retired due to budget cuts. He is lured to St. Petersburg where he meets Nikolai (Jason Connery), Natasha (Mia Sara) and potential employer Alex (Michael Gambon). He is offered $250k to find a missing binary bio weapon Alorex or the Red Death bound for North Korea. He discovers the Alorex will be on a train to Beijing. On the train, he is befriended by ex-CIA Craig Warner (Michael Sarrazin). All the while, Harry is hounded by would-be assassins.

This is a continuation of Len Deighton's character Harry Palmer but not actually from a book of his. It's a TV movie elevated by Michael Caine returning as Harry. The action isn't slick like 007 but it's exotic enough. Harry is not the dashing 007 and that's what sets him apart from his more famous cousin. It's Bond with poorer action and a better cat-and-mouse game. The production is generally second rate. Other than Michael Caine, there isn't anything superior in this movie.


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