PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
Reunites three actors from the cast of And the Band Played On (1993): Alan Alda, Peter McRobbie and Dakin Matthews. McRobbie and Matthews also appeared in Lincoln (2012), also directed by Steven Spielberg; Alda and Matthews also appeared in White Mile (1994). All mentioned films are based on true events.
We don't have Pryor.
James Donovan: No? You don't?
Ivan Schischkin: I've heard of Pryor, but he's held by the German Democratic Republic, not by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
James Donovan: I'll tell you the first problem. The names of your countries are too long.
During an early scene with the pilots, they were told to refer to the U-2 as "the article". Later, during the self-destruct lesson, the instructor refers to the U-2 as "the aircraft", going against his own orders.
English, German, Russian
$15,371,203 (USA) (18 October 2015)
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