Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
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.
suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
secret agents, betrayal, espionage, intrigue, train, political conspiracy, working undercover, car chase, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, save the day, political corruption, heroes, rivalry, kgb, bio weapon, deadly virus, track down, biological warfare, long lost father, stakeout, embassy ...
20th century, 90s, 1990s
asia, europe, korea, russia, beijing china, st. petersburg russia