A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems to be impenetrable.
John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he ... See full summary »
Former British secret agent Harry Palmer now runs a Private Investigation company in Russia. He gets a job to locate and recover a consignment of stolen plutonium, and with the help of ... See full summary »
Philip Kimberly's a former head of British secret service, who had defected to the Soviet Union. One day, he receives instructions; he's to go back serruptisiously to the west, with the goal of retrieving some important documents. After having plastic surgery to alter his appearance, he is put back on the western side. When he accomplishes his goal, he thinks his handlers won't need him anymore, so, with the documents in his possession, rather than returning to the East, and possible assassination, he,instead plays one side off against the other; KGB against Mi6Written by
During the early part of the movie (time stamp 3:19) a three vehicle convoy drive to a gate where in the background there is a parked military vehicle. But it is not Soviet made vehicle but belonging to the Swedish Army. It is Volvo C300/ L3314 series off-road 4-wheel light truck mainly used by the Swedish Army. It was sold to Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Norway. Finnish Army had also some trucks. It was never sold to Russia and was never in use there. See more »
[reading a paper]
"Press agency Moscow. April 27th." But that's six months from now! "The death of Sir Philip Kimberley was announced here today. Former Director General, British Secret Service, defected." It's all here!
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Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier are involved in this routine
movie (probably rent was due and the fellows were late on payment)
which is completely useless. A former British spy who betrayed his own
country is sent back from Russia on a mission. But suddenly (well, not
so suddenly) the story twists to an unexpected (well, not so
unexpected) ending. No actor seems to be interested in what is
happening and the Italian dub (above all Olivier) is rather poor. The
plot makes little sense and . If you look for a spy movie with Michael
Caine, watch "The Ipcress File" or "The fourth protocol",instead. They
would be a very much better choice.
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