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Bullet to Beijing (1995)

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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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Carruthers
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Tamara Timofeeva ...
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Nick
Anatoliy Shvederskiy ...
Doctor (as Anatoly Shvedersky)
Helena Michell ...
Henrietta
Juliette Benson ...
Juliette
Patrick Allen ...
Col. Wilson
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Annika Bullus ...
Girl in Savoy Bar
Chris Tulloch ...
Attendant
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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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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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16 August 1997 (Poland)  »

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Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing  »

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While shooting in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Michael Caine and crew members received death threats from Russian crime lords. Caine had to have two armed bodyguards with him at all times. See more »

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Early on, during a gunfight in an alley after the market scene the windscreen of a car is shot and shown in pieces. Afterwards they get in the car to escape and the windscreen has returned, intact. See more »

Quotes

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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Loved it!
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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