Bridge of Spies (12a)

Director Steven Spielberg. Biogrpahy/Drama/Thriller

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 (Tom Hanks), 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 (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Flick Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Superbly paced, written and acted movie by master director Steven Spielberg. Enthralling depiction of real events during the height of the cold war. Highly recommended.

Excellent film, very strong lead performances and sustained tension. Great start to the autumn season!

A really good film. Excellent acting. Intriguing storyline based on fact. Enjoyed by all but 1 of our audience!

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