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Blue Ice (1992)

A former British Secret Service Agent falls for an American woman, and becomes entangled in a web of espionage.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Ted Allbeury (character), Ron Hutchinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Harry Anders
Sean Young ... Stacy Mansdorf
Ian Holm ... Sir Hector
Bobby Short ... Buddy
Alun Armstrong ... Osgood
Sam Kelly ... George
Jack Shepherd ... Stevens
Phil Davis ... Westy (as Philip Davis)
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Old Woman
Mac Andrews Mac Andrews ... Trans Cab Driver
Alan MacNaughtan ... Lewis Mandorf
Todd Boyce ... Kyle
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... Medic
Peter Gordon Peter Gordon ... Mortuary Attendant
Oliver Haden Oliver Haden ... Stacy's Driver
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Storyline

Harry Anders is a former MI6 Agent who now owns a bar. When a beautiful woman literally runs into him, they fall in love (lust perhaps). When she finds out about his history, she asks him to help with a problem she has. Harry is forced to re-enter the dangerous world of espionage once more. Written by Rob Hartill

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If Harry's past ever catches up with him, he won't live long enough to regret it.


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Sharon Stone originally had the part of Stacy Mansdorf. But when Basic Instinct (1992) was a success, she backed out. See more »

Quotes

Harry Anders: Schoenberg always struck me as being a bit of a wanker.
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Connections

References The Ipcress File (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

One For Sir Bernard
Written by Peter King
Copyright Peter King
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Better than reported by others
23 April 2006 | by vintagevalor-2See all my reviews

I try to be respectful of others opinions as everyone is entitled to one, but, as an actor and a producer who has been the recipient of ignorant comments, I have to respond to some of the comments regarding BLUE ICE. For the person who chastises Michal Cain for doing this picture and suggesting he did it for the pay check, It was his company that produced it. It was supposed to be the first in a line of quarterly pictures for TV with the same character. His partner died and that ended that.

Regarding Bob Hoskins small role...he and Caine have been lifelong friends and this is just one more of a number of pictures they have done together and to suggest that Hoskins has "ruined" his career is just ludicrous.The man continues to turn in outstanding performances in A-list films and top of the line independents. See MRS. HENDERSON PRESNETS.

The name "Harry" is a staple of Noir through both film, novels and TV-to wit "Harry O" on TV with David Janson in the 70's. "Harry" in Heminghway's TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, and yes, the "Harry Palmer" stories of Len Deighton but that does not mean BLUE ICE is a rip off of those stories. And to suggest that Michal Caine does not do well in action films is ridiculous. See ZULU, BATTLE OF BRITIAN, A BRIDGE TO FAR, and a host of others.

I found BLUE ICE to be intelligent, well done, well acted picture with a good script. I do agree that the ending is not up to snuff but the rest of the film, especially the "Jazz" sections, is not something one sees often and it added a measure of quality to the picture.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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