The Harry Palmer Collection

1995
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of films starring Michael Caine as the spy, Harry Palmer. 'The Ipcress File' (1965) follows Harry as he sets out to track down a missing scientist, but will the agent be in for a surprise or two along the way? 'Funeral in Berlin' (1966) sees Caine journey to Cold War Berlin, where he has been asked to assist with the defection of a Russian security chief (Oskar Homolka). Palmer arranges an escape based around a fake funeral, but finds himself thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the wrong man is in the coffin. 'Billion Dollar Brain' (1967) finds Palmer in a different profession, having left the Secret Service to take up work as a private eye. He is soon sucked into a web of conspiracy involving a far-right American billionaire, General Midwinter (Ed Begley), who plans to wipe out the Communist threat in Latvia using a highly sophisticated computer system. In 'Midnight in St. Petersburg' (1995) Harry and his partner, Nick (Jason Connery), set out to investigate the disappearance of Nick's girlfriend and discover a conspiracy involving the Russian Mafia and enough stolen plutonium to fuel three atomic bombs. Finally, 'Bullet to Beijing' (1995) finds Harry in post-Soviet Moscow, where he attempts to track down a stolen biological weapon known as 'The Red Death' and is soon engaged in a lethal game of cross and double-cross on the night train to China.