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Bullet to Beijing (1995)

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A retired British spy is called back into service by his government to help prevent North Korea from getting its hands on a deadly virus called "The Red Death".

Director:

George Mihalka

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck), Len Deighton (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoly Kulbitsky Anatoly Kulbitsky ... Prof. Kulbitsky
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Carruthers
Michael Caine ... Harry Palmer
Corinna Richards Corinna Richards ... Policewoman
Tamara Timofeeva ... Elderly Woman
Jason Connery ... Nick
Anatoliy Shvederskiy ... Doctor (as Anatoly Shvedersky)
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Henrietta
Juliette Benson Juliette Benson ... Juliette
Patrick Allen ... Col. Wilson
Sue Lloyd ... Jean
Annika Bullus Annika Bullus ... Girl in Savoy Bar
Chris Tulloch Chris Tulloch ... Attendant
Mia Sara ... Natasha
Michael Gambon ... Alex
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Storyline

When long-time British Agent Harry Palmer loses his job because the Cold War is over, he's promptly approached by a Russian bossman, Alex. In St. Petersburg, Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future, which is threatened because a deadly biochemical weapon called the "Red Death" has been stolen from him. He'll pay Harry handsomely to retrieve it. An ex-spy friend tips Harry off that it's being sent to Beijing by train, aboard which we begin to learn whose side everyone's really on.

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The Ipcress File's Harry Palmer is back.... and the Cold War is heating up again! See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Russia | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1997 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Astralcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As Sir Michael Caine was sixty-one at the time of filming, it was decided to make Harry Palmer a retired Secret Agent. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits roll at the end, Special Effects is spelled "Special Effets". See more »

Quotes

Harry Palmer: Is this Siberia?
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Alternate Versions

The version that aired on The Movie Channel in 1997 was cut from 122 to 101 minutes. Among the scenes cut was Sue Lloyd's onscreen appearance. This version was released on VHS and DVD. In 2001, the full version was released on DVD as a "special edition". See more »

Connections

Follows Funeral in Berlin (1966) See more »

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Go West
Written by Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People
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Come on you bunch of whiners!
22 February 2002 | by martin-lowerSee all my reviews

Okay so it's not as good as the Ipcress File etc, but did anybody really expect that? Sure it doesn't all add up and the continuity is a bit suspect but I have to say that I really thought it was good fun. I was surprised to see it was made in 1995 because Jason Connery was sporting a very 1980's hair do, I actually thought it was Martin Fry from ABC. In summary, a bit shaky but it holds your attention throughout and has some good lines.


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