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.
Molding a film about the courageous exploits of a family man turned Cold War spy negotiator presented editor Michael Kahn with a unique challenge. Kahn explained: "It was a big dialogue piece. He (Steven Spielberg) shot it in more of a conventional way, where dialogue was key. He wanted the audience to really be involved in what was being said, and to really think about things, so we didn't cut it like an action film. In fact, Tom Hanks' and Mark Rylance's performances were so scintillating at some points, that it was difficult to cut away at all."
Okay, drivers, here's the deal. You've been selected for a mission, which you are not to discuss with anyone outside of this room. No one. I don't care who you trust. Wife, mother, sweetheart - the good Lord when you pray at night. You don't tell ...
Several pieces of Wedgewood china are seen in a cabinet in Dulles' office. The pattern is "Columbia Sage Green & Gold", which was not made until 1966.
English, German, Russian
$15,371,203 (USA) (18 October 2015)