The Fourth Protocol – Decoded!

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The Fourth Protocol – Decoded!

Join Dan and Tom as they decode the 1987 movie THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, We think its a good spy movie. Listen to find out why.

Join Dan and Tom decode the 1987 movie THE FOURTH PROTOCOL. It stars Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Joanna Cassidy, Ned Beatty, Julian Glover, Michael Gough, and Sir Ian Richardson. We answer the following questions:

  • – Who’s voice is on the radio giving the secret code to set off a nuclear bomb.
  • – What is Batman’s butler is doing in this movie?
  • – Pierce Brosnan was how old when he made this movie?
  • – Is Michael Caine playing another Harry Palmer-type agent?
  • – Kim Philby, wasn’t he a double agent?
  • – What is the fourth protocol anyway? Hint, they never tell us in the movie.
  • – Where are the great locations they filmed this?
  • – The making of a new James Bond ?
  • – and more…

Oh yeah, and we talk about the plot of this spy thriller.

If you are a fan of SpyMovieNavigator.com and our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies podcast, you’ll know that we love movie locations. THE FOURTH PROTOCOL has some great locations and we’ll fill you in on them too.

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Billion Dollar Brain – Decoded!

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Billion Dollar Brain – Decoded!

Join Dan and Tom as they decode the third Harry Palmer movie with Michael Caine, based on the Len Deighton novels!

Harry Palmer, a cold Helsinki winter, virus-filled eggs, outdoor festivals, evil computer programs, a maniac billionaire, a double-cross – make up the story of the third Harry Palmer movie, Billion Dollar Brain!

Join Dan and Tom as they decode the third Harry Palmer movie with Michael Caine, based on the Len Deighton novels!

Lots of connections to other movies and some disagreement between Dan and Tom on this one!  Join the fun!

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Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The stellar cast
  • The impact of the character names
  • Is Harry Palmer the anti-James Bond?
  • Potential ties to movies like Mission: Impossible II, Get Shorty, Diamonds Are Forever, Patton and others
  • The value of going to a 1960’s shoe store
  • Dan and Tom’s disagreements about this movie
  • General Midwinter’s rant
  • Computer punch cards
  • and more …

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!  

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!

What Deighton novel should be turned into another movie?

Listen now!

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Listen to us as we talk with Rob Mallows about:

  • How close is the movie to the book?
  • Where does the novel “Spy Story” fit in the Harry Palmer world?
  • What other Deighton novels does Rob think should be made into a movie?
  • What are Rob’s thoughts on ITV’s upcoming The Ipcress File tv series?
  • And more …

This discussion will lead us into our podcast where we decode Billion Dollar Brain.


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Funeral in Berlin (1966)

FUNERAL IN BERLIN (1966) continues the development of Len Deighton’s spy character, Harry Palmer, in the movies.  In the novels Len Deighton’s character did not have a name.  For the movies, they gave him the name, “Harry Palmer!”

Starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, we see lots of connections to James Bond, including key personnel like Harry Saltzman, the producer, Guy Coleman (who was in Thunderball) and more.

Join Dan and Tom as they head to Germany to attend the Funeral in Berlin!   This 1966 movie is the second installment after The Ipcress File.

  • Lots of Bond connections,
  • quips,
  • key scenes are explored from a fresh angle.

If a funeral could be fun, this is it!  Join us, won’t you?

Join the fun in Cracking the Code of FUNERAL IN BERLIN  – some interesting reveals!  Watch the two-part videos below for key scene analysis and commentaries, connections and more!

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