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Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)

Former British secret agent Harry Palmer now runs a Private Investigation company in Russia. He gets a job to locate and recover a consignment of stolen Plutonium, and with the help of ... See full summary »

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Yuriy Petrov ...
General Kornikov (as Yuro Petrov)
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Yuri (as Anatoly Davidov)
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Dr. Vestry
Ingolf Gorges ...
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Evgeniy Zharikov ...
Feodor (as Yevgeni Ilycy Zharikov)
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Former British secret agent Harry Palmer now runs a Private Investigation company in Russia. He gets a job to locate and recover a consignment of stolen Plutonium, and with the help of colleague Nikolai Petrov he sets off to St. Petersburg to try and find it. Along the way he must deal with the violent Russian Mafia, and also find Nikolai's girlfriend Tatiana who has been kidnapped. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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No One Can Be Trusted. Nothing Is As It Seems. One Wrong Move Could Cost Everything. See more »

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24 December 1998 (Germany)  »

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Midnight in St. Petersburg  »

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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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Follows The Ipcress File (1965) See more »

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Dire
4 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A movie in which the main characters show why they're well regarded actors and serve to show up the remainder of the cast who deliver wooden performances with clichéd dialogue. Shame on you Michaels Caine and Gambon for taking on such a woeful movie. Were you looking for the rent money that week?

The plot is, at best, hackneyed standard spy stuff and any plot twists feel forced and pointless. The main premise of an art heist from the Hermitage is barely believable and plays to the stereotype of the corrupt Russian gangsters a bit too heavily.

If you ever think a couple of hours could be well spent watching this movie, think again. Go do your hair, watch the fish moult or weed the cat! Just don't watch this movie for your sanity's sake.


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