Bridge of Spies (movie)

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama movie directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg. It was written by Matt Charman, Ethan and Joel Coen. It stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.

It is set during the Cold War about the story of lawyer James B. Donovan who is trying to release Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy.[1]

The movie was released by Touchstone Pictures on October 16, 2015, in the United States and distributed by 20th Century Fox in other countries.[2] It was a box office success, grossing $165 million worldwide.

The movie received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and won Best Supporting Actor for Rylance.

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  1. Barraclough, Leo (2014-10-23). "Steven Spielberg to Shoot Scenes for Cold War Thriller in Poland: Report". Variety. Los Angeles: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  2. Lang, Brent (March 18, 2015). "Spielberg-Hanks Cold War Film Titled 'Bridge of Spies,' John Williams Won't Compose Score". Variety. Retrieved March 19, 2015.