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Bullet to Beijing (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  5 April 1997 (USA)
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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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Henrietta
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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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Michael Caine stated in his memoir that the making of this film and the sequel, Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996), "was my worst professional experience ever" and that he decided to quit acting during the production. Jack Nicholson convinced Caine to come out of retirement to work on Blood and Wine (1996). See more »

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Harry's Aeroflot ticket from London to St. Petersburg would have been paid for in pounds, but shows a price conversion from pounds (GBP) to Canadian dollars (CAD). See more »

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Nick: [after being thrown off a train at high speed with Harry] "Can't we wait for a slow bit?" I can't believe you bloody said that!
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Close the door Palmer
13 April 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Although it's always a pleasure to watch Michael Caine -- even in stinkers such as "Blame It On Rio" -- there was little fun in this lame attempt at resurrecting the under-paid and melancholy British agent of the 1960s Harry Palmer. "Bullet to Beijing" has holes in the plot you could drive the Trans-Siberian Express through, with little of the humor and none of the style of "The Ipcress File" or "Funeral in Berlin". Poor Harry deserved better than this.


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