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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.


Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aporritos fakelos See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts appeared unbilled as the drummer in the jazz band at Harry's club. See more »

Quotes

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

Let There Be Love
Music by 'Lionel Rand' (as Rand) and lyrics by 'Ian Grant' (as Grant)
Licensed from Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Ltd.
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above average spy thriller from above average director
1 January 2000 | by steve-545See all my reviews

I was recently on a Russell Mulcahy kick and decided to view his second hard to find direct to video film BLUE ICE after being pleasantly surprised by SILENT TRIGGER with Dolph Lundgren. BLUE ICE has a very engaging storyline but ultimately falls short in the ending. Michael Caine plays ex-British operative Harry Anders unexpectedly and unofficially brought back into action after a traffic accident with mysterious beauty Stacy (Sean Young). A mutual attraction leads Harry to do Stacy a seemingly small favor involving Stacy's ex boyfriend. What follows is a intricately weaved scheme involving arms dealing and some very high ranking "w******". Caine is excellent as the lead character and reminded me of Roger Moore in his heyday as Bond. Sultry and convincing, Sean Young definitely heats up the screen. Look for a good but shortlived cameo by Bob Hoskins. Russell Mulcahy once again puts some effective visuals onto the screen including a hyper intense torture/interrogation sequence and effective lighting.

However, the time it took to create such an effective story and relationship between the two leads is wasted with a conclusion that emphasizes what Michael Caine is not: an action hero. Although the fight scenes in Harry's bar were forgivable, Michael Caine running around with a gun (albeit a cool gun) in the final showdown just struck me as awkward. The action also was a unnecessary reminder that the film was done on a low budget...a very low budget. Yet another film that came into fruition with a strong story and performances but would ultimately run out of steam with uninspired and unspectacular action. Of course Mr. Mulcahy would come back in fine form later with direct to video films SILENT TRIGGER, TALOS THE MUMMY, and RESURRECTION.


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