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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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Corinna Richards ...
Policewoman
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Elderly Woman
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Nick
Anatoliy Shvederskiy ...
Doctor (as Anatoly Shvedersky)
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Henrietta
Juliette Benson ...
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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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Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing  »

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The film was originally intended for a theatrical release, but allegedly it was not considered good enough and therefore was released direct to video. See more »

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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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Alexei: I'm not being overly dramatic, Mr. Palmer, when I say the fate of the world is in your hands.
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This isn't right at all
24 November 2003 | by (Olympia, Washington) – See all my reviews

I have seen and loved the original Harry Palmer movies and can tell you that this belated made-for-TV sequel does not measure up at all. BULLET TO BEIJING doesn't even deserve to be called a Harry Palmer film. It's like the NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN of this series, only worse. None of the charm or intelligence of the original series remains. The score is terrible and the low-key script does more with bad comedy than it does with action. There is a single explosion which is entirely pointless. The plot is weak and the characters thin. This is a painfully television experience. Skip this failure and see THE IPCRESS FILE, FUNERAL IN BERLIN, or THE BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN. As Michael Caine said in his Golden Globes speech "I made a lot of crap" this is some of it. Burn every copy!


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