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Bridge of Spies Movie

Bridge of spies adWe saw the movie, Bridge of Spies with Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, and Alan Alda among other actors, and directed by Steven Spielberg.

“A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
official plot version from DreamWorksStudios.com”

Outstanding detailed, realistic scenes put us into the Cold War, 1957,  depict the Berlin Wall  being built, and East Berlin, still destroyed a decade after the end of World War II.  “Both courtroom drama and John le Carré espionage film, Bridge of Spies takes place in 1957, when a Soviet agent (Mark Rylance) is apprehended by the FBI. Insurance lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is tasked with providing his obligatory defense.” Hanks and Rylance give terrific performances worthy of Oscars.


Bridge of Spies Hanks with Russian spy Able

Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies with umbrellas


  1. I saw it two weeks ago and agree it was a great performance by Tom Hanks and the supporting cast. I would see it again. His acting improves with each film, if that is possible. I highly recommend it. On another note, I have written over 24,000 words; I never thought I could do it but the words keep flowing. Everything else take a back seat to this commitment.

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