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John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
When John Preston (Sir Michael Caine) breaks into an apartment early in the movie, the music playing in the party is "Susie Blue", by Alaska, the mid 1980s band of ex-Whitesnake guitarist, Bernie Marsden.
Sir Nigel Irvine:
Hello, George. Had a good holiday? Not missing anything, are you?
Sir Nigel Irvine: These are yours, I believe. But these, beyond a doubt...
Sir Nigel Irvine: Never were.
George Berenson: I don't suppose there's very much I can say, is there?
Sir Nigel Irvine: I don't know. Try me.
George Berenson: All right. Well, for years now I have...
As the van pulls out of the traffic it has no number plate, then as it rides down the hill a smashed one is visible on the front bumper.
The version shown on British Television contains all the violence but is missing one entire scene involving Michael Caine knocking out two racially abusive skinheads on an underground train. The scene was reinstated for the BBC1 showing on 8th February 2006.
$3,636,831 30 August 1987