Harry Anders (Michael Caine) used to work for MI6, the British secret service. In recent years, he has led a peaceful life as manager of a London jazz club. One day his life is turned upside down by Stacy (Sean Young), the far too young wife of an ageing American diplomat. They have a passionate affair. During the “cigarette-after” Stacy confides in him that an old flame is blackmailing her and her husband. She convinces Harry to get the miscreant out of his nest. Aided by an old friend, Police Sergeant Osgood, Harry manages to find the man in a rundown London hotel … with a bullet hole between his eyes. Things get worse when Harry nearly trips over Osgood’s corpse on the hotel roof. Convinced that Stacy has set him up, he is forced into hiding. He finds himself back in the world of intrigue and murder he left ten years ago. Harry will need all his training and experience to survive.

The unusual combination of visual prodigy Russel Mulcahy (Razorback, Highlander I & II) and born actor Michael Caine (Alfie, Educating Rita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), who co-produced, resulted in a good old spy-thriller. The Cold War may be over, but the cellars of the so-called victors, our beloved free West, are still haunted by ghosts from the past. Michael Caine shines as Harry, the old spy who, against his will, must get his double cover out of the wardrobe again. He is opposed by Sean Young (Blade Runner, No Way Out, A Kiss Before Dying), the diplomat’s wife who prepares an explosive cocktail of passion and betrayal. Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke, Brazil) shows off all his exciting British appeal as Sir Hector, Harry’s old boss.

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