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.
Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia at the height of the Cold War in this historical drama from DreamWorks Studios. Steven Spielberg and Mark E. Platt produce a film written by Matt Charman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Throughout the Cold War, pilot Gary Capabilities are captured by the Nation after firing down his U2 spy aircraft. Sentenced to ten years in penitentiary, Powers’ hope is Newyork lawyer James Donovan, employed by a CIA operative to discuss his release. A boards wishing to acquire the young man’s flexibility through a hostage change. The Russians would get the guilty traveler who Donovan defended in court, Rudolf Abel, if all moves properly.