Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller
A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
The computer in Midwinter's main control room is Honeywell 200 series. Designed in the early sixties, this was the pinnacle of computer technology.
What exactly have you been saying we do in Latvia?
Leo Newbigen: I told the brain exactly what it wanted to hear.
Harry Palmer: Oh, yes? What would that be, Leo?
Leo Newbigen: I told it we had three hundred agents in Latvia dismantling missile sites and professional saboteurs ready for armed ...
When Palmer is first taken to the computer room in Helsinki, the paper seen going in to the bottom of the printer already has text printed on it, instead of being blank.
In the opening credits, crew names are written in all uppercase letters, with the exception of Production Manager Eva Monley whose name is written "eva monley".
The UK cinema release was cut to get an "A" rating to shorten the struggle between Harry and Anya. The 1985 Warner video featured the same print though the BBFC cuts were restored in the re-edited 2004 DVD.
English, Russian, Finnish