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 Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

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  1. Ethan Coen


  2. Matt Charman


  3. Joel Coen


  4. Steven Spielberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks

    James B. Donovan

  2. Mark Rylance

    Mark Rylance

    Rudolf Abel

  3. Amy Ryan

    Amy Ryan

    Mary Donovan

  4. Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Thomas Watters Jr.

  5. Sebastian Koch

    Sebastian Koch

    Wolfgang Vogel

  6. Austin Stowell

    Austin Stowell

    Francis Gary Powers

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 21m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $162,610,473.00

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Release Information

  • October 16, 2015
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • February 2, 2016
    PG-13, Physical



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