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Bridge of Spies (2015) directed by Steven Spielberg written by Ethan and Joel Coen. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. With Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall).

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#RudolfAbel: Well, the boss isn’t always right. But, he’s always the boss. More on: http://www.magicalquote.com/movie/bridge-of-spies/ #BridgeofSpies #moviequotes

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James B. Donovan and actor Tom Hanks, who portrays Donovan in the Bridge of Spies movie. Read "Bridge of Spies: History vs. Hollywood" at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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Glienicke Bridge prisoner exchange depicted in the Bridge of Spies movie, where Soviet spy Rudolf Abel was exchanged for American pilot Francis Gary Powers. See more pics at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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Top: Lawyer James Donovan and Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. Bottom: Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance as Donovan and Abel in the Bridge of Spies movie.

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The Bridge of Spies and the biggest Agent Swap in History

On June 11, 1985, the biggest agent swap known in history occurred at the Glienicke Bridge in Potsdam.

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange for Rudolf Abel…

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Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan in the Bridge of Spies movie. From "Bridge of Spies: History vs. Hollywood" at http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/bridge-of-spies/

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