About

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get R...

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Ethan Coen (Writer)
Matt Charman (Writer)
Joel Coen (Writer)

Runtime

141 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany, India

Language

English

Tagline

In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stood for.

Cast

Keywords

spy cia soviet union pilot lawyer cold war american

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Andy Nelson Gary Rydstrom

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Thomas Newman

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Production Design Adam Stockhausen