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.
For the scene outside the courtroom, the photographers were initially instructed to put their used flashbulbs, which are extremely hot to the touch, in their pockets. One of the background actors happened to be the historian of the New York Press Photographers Association. He told Executive Producer and 1st Assistant Director Adam Somner that, at the time, photographers would have ejected the bulbs onto the floor. After several takes, noticing the bulbs strewn across the floor, Steven Spielberg decided to shoot the low-angle view of the principals walking through them.
It's my business, what-ifs. I'm in insurance.
The aircraft carrying both Donovan and Powers home after the exchange in 1962 is marked "Troop Carrier". The USAF Troop Carrier Command was renamed Air Transport Command in 1945 and then Military Air Transport Service in 1948, the latter being the appropriate marking for that aircraft and date.
English, German, Russian
$15,371,203 (USA) (18 October 2015)
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