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A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.
Hallam (Hugh Burden) tells Palmer that he was with "Monty in '45". The "Monty" Hallam refers to was British General Bernard L. Montgomery who infamously took credit for the Allied Victory at The Battle of The Bulge. Winston Churchill was informed of this unabashed glory hogging and he attributed the victory of that battle, correctly, to the American armed forces when he addressed Parliament.
I wish to defect, but there are conditions.
Harry Palmer: What do you want?
Colonel Stok: I want colonel's pay for life.
Harry Palmer: Don't we all.
Colonel Stok: A house in the country.
Harry Palmer: Oh, how many bedrooms?
Colonel Stok: Bedrooms do not matter. But I must have a big garden. I am a peasant at heart, and I want to ...
During the border inspection of the hearse, a senior officer hands some documents to a junior who is carrying an AK47 with telescoping stock. In the next shot, the junior is carrying a solid-stock rifle. In the following shot to that, the rifle is once more a telescoping stock.
Present DVD version starts with a short montage of people having a good time at Kurfürstendamm, enyoing the sun, having a coffee or beer, window shopping etc. The film then segues into the main credits set against the devastated Berlin Wall area. This short - some 15 seconds - sequence was not on previous Swedish VHS versions.