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.
It was important for Steven Spielberg that James B. Donovan (played by Tom Hanks) remained the story's focus, and the fact that there was no music at the beginning of the film, helped to reinforce the story, and accentuate the dialogue. Editor Michael Kahn explained: "By not having music there, it ... ...
I think they have...
James Donovan: ...snipers.
Hoffman: I'm sure they do.
James Donovan: How are you sure they do?
Hoffman: Because *we* have snipers.
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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