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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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Anatoli Shvedersky ...
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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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A stolen biological weapon begins a high-stakes game of kill or be killed ! See more »

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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing  »

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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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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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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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