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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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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

Denholm Elliott was announced in the British trades as being in this project. See more »

Quotes

Harry Anders: Schoenberg always struck me as being a bit of a wanker.
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References The Ipcress File (1965) See more »

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This Time The Dreams On Me
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Copyright Harms, Inc. by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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"Tell me what your problem is?"
21 January 2012 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

In the opening scenes at a funeral you gotta love Michael Caine's explanation of blue ice. Typical dry British humour, which only Caine could nail down. "Blue Ice" is an often panned British espionage thriller, which I didn't mind despite its bleak and formulaic narrative with a saucy noir touch and an all-familiar hard-edge Caine performance. A former British spy now jazz club owner is asked by his mistress (who happens to be the wife of the American Ambassador) to find an old boyfriend and when he does he becomes embroiled in murder and something much more. Director Russell Mulcahy (who has always been a stylish film-maker) window dresses this thriller with jazzed up sophistication and inflated slickness amongst its suspense, brutality and sleepy London locations caught by his sweeping camera. The contrived plot is slow building, manipulating and toying with the protagonist in a fascinating manner and a sense of witty humour doesn't go astray. There's one sequence that really stood out for me, because of how surreal and nightmarish it becomes and that's the drug-induced interrogation of Caine's character. Sean Young plays it rather distantly cold as the sultry mistress. While the likes Ian Holm and Bob Hoskins have small parts. A sturdily told, if burnished 90s action thriller joint.

"Just put it down to blue ice".


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