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Midnight In St. Petersburg  [DVD]
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Having lost his intelligence job at the end of the Cold War, former British secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) now travels East to find new outlets for his skills. Harry sets up a Private Investigation company in Russia, and soon finds himself charged with rescuing his young assistant Nikolai s girlfriend Tatiana, who has been kidnapped.
The trail leads to St. Petersburg, which Harry finds to be a city held in the iron grip of the violent Russian Mafia. The mafia does its best to stop Harry in his tracks, but it may be easier said than done!
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The plot, if indeed you really care, concerns the twin threads of tracking some stolen plutonium, and Nicolai (Connery)'s girlfriend getting into some trouble she needs rescuing from. Multiple characters from the previous movie, Bullet To Beijing  [DVD], are shoehorned in, plus several new characters, with the overall suspicion is that there are just too many characters and too many story threads for it all to hang together coherently.. and lo and behold, suspicions are confirmed. It's a mess - a story which instead of unfolding mysteries, unravels plot holes. Rick Wakeman's synthy music intermittently drones on in the background, but not enough to drown out the dialogue.
The lure of a budget DVD with Caine, Gambon, Harry Palmer and St. Petersburg locations might lure you in like it did me - I'm here to warn you.. don't let it.
Shame then, to report that in this one Mr. Caine just takes the money, runs, sells-out his audience one more time. Proving screen charisma just ain't enough.
This movie has the look of a very dodgy made-for-TV/straight to video, take-the-money-and-run production. Features include a crap 1.33:1 screen size and a tinny synth soundtrack (generated by one Rick Wakeman pressing the 'Film soundtrack' selection button on his keyboard).
Forget expectations of the cooly atmospheric modern update honouring a 60s screen icon this might have been. Despite being made in the mid-90's, this thing's visual style that could easily be mistaken for an 80's effort. Everyone looks like they've just stepped out of the hairdressers: one located in Essex, Russia. It's poorly lit, visually flat and the staging is as unimaginative as on the most wooden, underpowered TV show.
The action-sequences are not exactly pumped as per Borne or late Bond. Fans of Taken are hardly likely to wet their keks with excitement either. Ordinary, dull and duller are the modes here.
Not to say though, that big action is an essential element in an exciting cat-and-mouse thriller. Le Carre doesn't require it to totally grab. Unfortunately, this story here is an unimaginative plodder about Palmer on the trail of missing plutonium.Read more ›
The cold war has allways been of interest to me.
I could recomend this as a good movie.
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Michel Cain is always a fiest for the eye, but the plot in this film doesn't hold.Published 1 month ago by Rolf Holmberg
Pretty shoddy budget film. But enjoyable cos it has Mr Caine in it.Published 5 months ago by OO54DWL