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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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Anatoly Kulbitsky ...
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Carruthers
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Policewoman
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Anatoli Shvedersky ...
Doctor (as Anatoly Shvedersky)
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Col. Wilson
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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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The Walt Disney Company planned to release this film worldwide. But it was decided against because the company felt that the successes of GoldenEye (1995) and Mission: Impossible (1996) would undermine this film's box-office chances. It did get a limited release in Montreal, Canada. 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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10 August 2004 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This was my kind of spy movie...really bad bad guys...really sexy sexpots...car chases...boat chases...mysterious trains crossing hostile borders and the worst gang of lousy shots you ever saw. They manage to dispatch any number of car windows but not very many people. But then it's hard to make a two hour movie if everybody dies in the first confrontation. Michael Caine is, well, Michael Caine. The plot is quite silly but that adds to its appeal. And there are great scenes in London, St. Petersberg and Siberia. The film captures the disorganized chaos of daily life in Russia and the devil may care attitudes of most Russians. (I've flown domestic routes on Aeroflot a couple of times. Believe me, the hilarious sequence in the movie of the flight to Irkutsk is not that much of an exaggeration.) It's probably more of a spoof than a spy thriller. But it's a damned good movie!


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