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Director  Douglas Jackson
Initial release  February 14, 1996
Music director  Rick Wakeman
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Thriller
Film series  Harry Palmer Film Series
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Language  English
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Writer  Harry Alan Towers, Len Deighton
Cast  Michael Caine (Harry Palmer), Jason Connery (Nikolai Petrov), Yuri Limonty (Circus Clown), Tanya Jackson (Tatiana), Michael Scherer (Mafiosa), Michelle Burke (Brandy)
Similar movies  The Mask of Dimitrios, OK Connery, The Girl from Rio

Midnight in Saint Petersburg is a 1996 made-for-television thriller film starring Michael Caine for the fifth time / final time as British secret agent Harry Palmer.

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It served as semi-sequel to Bullet to Beijing which had been released the year before, the two films having been shot back-to-back. Three previous films featuring Caine as Palmer were released in the 1960s, beginning with The Ipcress File.

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Plot

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Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of finding 1000 grams of weapons-grade plutonium stolen from the Russian government, though they do not know the identity of their client.

This leads Harry back to Saint Petersburg, where (in Bullet to Beijing) he managed to make enemies of both of the leading rival gangsters, Alex (Michael Gambon) and Yuri (Anatoli Davydov). Nonetheless, suspecting that Alex is involved, Harry talks Yuri into helping him.

As a complication, Nick's ballerina girlfriend Tatiana (Tanya Jackson) is kidnapped by a gang working for Alex into order to pressure her father, the head curator of the Hermitage Museum, into helping steal valuable artwork for crooked art dealer Dr. Vestry (Serge Houde). Also in the mix is reporter Brandy (Michelle Burke), who turns out also to be working for Alex. Nick is captured when he goes looking for Tatiana, but manages to escape in time to assist Harry, with Yuri's help, foil both schemes.

Cast

  • Michael Caine as Harry Palmer
  • Jason Connery as Nikolai Petrov
  • Yuri Limonty as Circus Clown
  • Tanya Jackson as Tatiana Zavarzina
  • Michael Scherer as Mafiosa
  • Michelle Burke as Brandy
  • Gabriel Vorobyov as Driver
  • Michael Sazzarin as Craig
  • Lev Prygunov as Colonel Gradsky
  • Olga Anokhina as Greta
  • Yuriy Petrov as General Kornikov
  • Anatoli Davydov as Yuri
  • Serge Houde as Dr. Vestry
  • Ingolf Gorges as Club Manager
  • Evgeny Zharikov as Fyodor
  • Michael Gambon as Alex
  • Vladimir Eryomin as Boris
  • References

    Midnight in Saint Petersburg Wikipedia
    Midnight in Saint Petersburg IMDb Midnight in Saint Petersburg themoviedb.org


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