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.
Director Steven Spielberg had a good laugh when he read the line in the screenplay of a policeman taunting Donovan that he had been in "the third wave on Normandy." Spielberg joked to Tom Hanks that he ought to answer: "I was in the first", a reference to Saving Private Ryan (1998), also directed by... ...
Look at the map now. You shouldn't take it with you. You're looking at a map, you're an American, you're a spy. You could well be detained. Just avoid interacting with people generally. You don't belong, so don't stick out. Food is scarce over there...
In a Checkpoint Charlie scene in Berlin, the street sign "Friedrichstrasse" was seen. It should be "Friedrichstraße" instead, and this older spelling is still used today.
English, German, Russian
$15,371,203 (USA) (18 October 2015)
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