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A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies (2016)

The piece opens with Steven Spielberg's family history with the real life events and follows with cast and crew examining the politics and history of the time, the screenplay's inspirations... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Arnold Spielberg ... Himself
George Putnam ... Himself (archive footage)
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joseph R. McCarthy)
Matt Charman ... Himself
James B. Donovan James B. Donovan ... Himself (archive footage)
Rudolf Ivanovich Abel ... Himself (archive footage) (as Rudolf Abel)
Marc Platt ... Himself
Mark Rylance ... Himself
Billy Magnussen ... Himself
Scott Shepherd ... Himself
Alan Alda ... Himself
Amy Ryan ... Herself
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The piece opens with Steven Spielberg's family history with the real life events and follows with cast and crew examining the politics and history of the time, the screenplay's inspirations, espionage and intelligence gathering of the era, the story's relevance today, character attributes, and the Francis Gary Powers and Frederic Pryor stories and their depictions in the film.

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2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies was a fascinating extra on the movie's DVD
26 May 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This was an extra on the DVD for Bridge of Spies. In it, Steven Spielberg tells of his father, Arnold, being at the then-Soviet Union and encountering some of the people there who had intense emotions concerning U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was on a mission that compromised Russia. Interesting insights from the son of the late Powers as well as another U.S. citizen also profiled in the movie-Frederic Pryor who was a student in Germany during the Cold War. The cast and crew state their own takes on the events that was depicted in the movie with some of the most fascinating coming from one of the writers-Matt Charman. So on that note, A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies is worth a look as an extra on the movie's DVD.


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