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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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 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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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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Harry Palmer: Tell me Nick, have you got a mole on the left cheek of your ass?
Nick: No.
Harry Palmer: Neither have I. We could be related.
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Follows Billion Dollar Brain (1967) See more »

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Performed by The Village People
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BULLET TO BEIJING amusing return of Harry Palmer
20 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

After 30 years Harry Palmer ( Michael Caine) returns a bit older but still amused and amusing. There are at least two versions of this film. In the one I own, Sue Lloyd makes a brief appearance as Harry's old girl friend Jean, now a blonde, sexy widow. They have a suggested sex scene. This was worth some of the lapses in the films storyline. However, I though Caine, Connery and Michael Gambon were all first rate and the running gags about redundant, over-the-hill secret agents worked for me.The locale of St Petersburg is fresh and the complications of plot ( who is one whose side), falling off the train, the problems of the decaying yet free market Soviet Union, etc. are interesting. I like BULLET and have actually watched it twice in 2 weeks. Too bad its sequel was a bit redundant itself.


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