Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki, Palmer is suspicious of the flask contents and begins to doubt the motives of his friend and those of his boss a Texan billionaire.
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performed most of his own stunts. During the final ice floe scene, he almost slipped and fell into freezing water. See more
When Harry emerges from the woods and catches the train to Riga it is indicated the trip lasted awhile. However, when the train comes to a halt it is still on the same small part of the track where he got on board, just filmed from another angle and a bit further on. You can still see the same red wooden huts across the river (old town Porvoo). See more
[leading Palmer down to his high-tech underground control center
Where are we going, General?
Into the 21st century, son. This is how wars are gonna' be fought, and how life is gonna' be lived!
Oh, it's quite modern, then?
"Modern"? It makes the Pentagon look like a room in the Alamo.
In the opening credits, crew names are written in all uppercase letters, with the exception of Production Manager Eva Monley
whose name is written "eva monley". See more
Billion Dollar Brain (Main Theme)
Composed and Arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett
Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods See more