Bridge of Spies


2h 21m 2015

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bridge of Spies - Der Unterhändler, Bridge of Spies- Der Unterhändler, Casuslar Köprüsü, El puente de los espías, Il Ponte delle spie, Kémek hídja, Le pont des espions, Most szpiegów, Most vohunov, Most ?pijuna, Ponte de Espiões, Ponte delle spie, Puente de espías, Spiegu tilts, Spionernas bro, Spionernes Bro, St. James Place, Untitled (DreamWorks/Cold War Project), Untitled (DreamWorks/Matt Charman Cold War Project), Untitled Cold War Thriller, Vakoojien silta, pont des espions, puente de los espías, ?nipu Tiltas
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Thriller
Political
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA
Location
New York, NY, USA; Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Tom Hanks

Mark Rylance

Alan Alda

Amy Ryan

Mark Zak

Frederic Heidorn

Michael Kempen

Ashlie Atkinson

Nico Ehrenteit

Billy Magnussen

Victoria Leigh

Ivan Shvedov

David Wilson Barnes

Jon Donahue

Joe Forbrich

Radik Golovkov

Max Kidd

Michael Gorevoy

Merab Ninidze

Thierry Labbe

Lead Person

Scott Shepherd

Thomas Hacikoglu

Stephen Kunken

Nolan Lyons

Nadja Bobyleva

Moritz Berg

Wolfgang Hein

Lead Man

Mario Corry

Henning Bormann

Geoffrey Rude

Will Rogers

Dakin Matthews

Noah Schnapp

Hamilton Clancy

Steven Boyer

Tim Morten Uhlenbrock

Ketel Weber

Greta Galisch De Palma

Peter Mcrobbie

Jon Curry

John Henry Cox

James Lorinz

Rafael Gareisen

Nina Gummich

Michael Kranz

Henny Russell

Petra-maria Cammin

Jim Ferris

Joel Patrick Brady

Victor Verhaeghe

Mark Fichera

Rebekah Brockman

Max Mauff

Andy Schneeflock

Kristoffer Fuss

Le Clanche Durand

Hayley Feinstein

Haley Rawson

Steve Cirbus

John Rue

Daniela Schulz

Vladimir Vilanov

Domenick Lombardozzi

Sawyer Barth

Burghart Klaussner

Michael Pemberton

Laurie Dawn

Sebastian Koch

Konstantin Frolov

Tracy Howe

Martin D Dew

Nils Malten

Michael Schenk

Lucy Dreznin

Jonathan Walker

Philip C. Canfield

Lead Person

Donavon Dietz

Joe Starr

Mike Houston

Lucia Ryan

Matthias Scherwenikas

Michael Gaston

Edward James Hyland

Brian Hutchison

Austin Stowell

Patricia Squire

Maik Rogge

Stefan Langel

Emma Nazahn

Kai Wido Meyer

Joshua Harto

Mathias Gartner

Victor Schefe

Eve Hewson

Jan Dunkel

Lead Man

Wes Mcgee

Greg Nutcher

Jillian Lebling

Matilda Palma Galisch

Jesse Plemons

Wanja Gotz

John Taylor

Crew

Klaudia +mieja

Location Manager

Michael Abt

Electrician

Michael Acevedo

Carpenter

Tiana Acevedo

Construction

Alfred Ainsworth

Video Assist/Playback

Marco Albrecht

Stunt Performer

Joseph A Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

Tristan Allen

Grip

Pablo Alza

Painter

Alfred Amarkarian

Visual Effects

Tiffany Amundson

Seamstress Supervisor

Jolanda Anthony

Extras Casting Assistant

Jeanette Apel

Tailor

Airon Armstrong

Stunt Performer

Megan Asbee

Costume Supervisor

Aimee Athnos

Set Decorator

Annie Atkins

Graphic Designer

James Austin

Sound Engineer

Jesse Austin

Electrician

Roger Awad

Chief Lighting Technician

Deidre Backs

Project Manager

Samuel Bader

Art Department Assistant

Billy Baker

On-Set Dresser

Susan Bakula

Tailor

Sandra Barger

Stunt Coordinator

Cameron Barker

Apprentice Editor

Daniel Bartha

Compositor

Rene Barthel

Special Effects Technician

Wyatt Bartlett

Costumer

Brian Bartolini

Chief Lighting Technician

Robert Bartz

Electrician

Iwo Barycz

Project Manager

Ahlem Batsi

Office Production Assistant

Eduard Schulze Battmann

3-D Artist

Baisa Baumann

Assistant Director

Charlene Beck

Stunt Performer

Mitchell Beck

Hair Stylist

Dennis Becker

Casting Assistant

Samantha Becker

Assistant

Fernando Benitez

3-D Artist

Rori Bergman

Casting Associate

Rene Bernbeck

Camera

Werner Bernstadt

Stunts

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

Mark Bero

Special Effects Coordinator

Marc Berrouett

3-D Artist

Anastasia Bettin

Production Assistant

Alexander Biehn

Location Coordinator

Aleksandra Bies

Costumer

Julia Bilbao

Production Assistant

Brian Binder

Production Assistant

Kevin Birou

Editorial Production Assistant

Justin Bischoff

Assistant Director

Maceo Bishop

Camera Operator

Kerstin Blankenburg

Construction

Jeffrey Blasi

Grip

Zoran Blazevic

Location Assistant

Katya Blumenberg

Assistant Art Director

Yves Boczek

Coordinator

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Designer

Jan Bohme

Stunt Performer

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Jim Boniece

Rigging Grip

Mikolaj Borowski

Coordinator

Jakub Bossowski

Props

Constantin Brandenberg

Location Assistant

Josef Brandl

Set Designer

Dietke Brandt

Costumer

Nancy Branton

Scenic Artist

Bettina Brenner

Production Accountant

Nick Brightwell

Production Assistant

Chris Britton

Assistant Location Manager

Hugh Brodie

Song Performer

Hannes Bromel

Special Effects Technician

Sarah Broshar

Editing

Nikki Brower

Stunt Performer

Jaroslav Bucek

Special Effects Technician

Goolzar Buchia

3-D Artist

Jaap Buitendijk

Still Photographer

Agata Bulzak

Accountant

Raymond Burgess

Grip

Scott Burik

Stunt Performer

Chris Burns

Production Assistant

Benny Burtt

Foley Editor

Lois Burwell

Makeup Artist

David L. Bush

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Butler

Production Assistant

Danny Caccavo

Sound

Paul Candrilli

Best Boy Grip

Debbie Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Barbara Cantu

Hair Stylist

Robert Carnevale

Grip

Thomas Carraro

Production Assistant

Brian Carroll

Production Assistant

Remi Cauzid

Visual Effects

Christopher Cenatiempo

Stunt Performer

Thom Chang

3-D Artist

Matt Charman

Screenplay

Ben Cheah

Coordinator

Chin Chee Cheah

3-D Artist

Felix Chen

Payroll Accountant

Yang Cheng

3-D Artist

Dax Chew

3-D Artist

Janson Chew

3-D Artist

Wayne Lim Boon Chian

3-D Artist

Judy Chin

Makeup

Kunal Chindarkar

Visual Effects

Julian Chong

2-D Artist

Ryan Christians

Assistant

Kenneth Chua

3-D Artist

Brian Chumney

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Nina Cinelli

Wardrobe

Ross Citrin

Production Assistant

James Galen Clark

Visual Effects

Tim Clark

Cg Supervisor

Richard Clot

Special Effects Technician

Robert Clot

Special Effects Foreman

Chris Cloud

Location Assistant

Christopher S Cochran

Grip

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

Joel Coen

Screenplay

Ryan Cole

Recording Engineer

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects Editor

Ryan Copeland

Electrician

Sabrina Cordes

Production Secretary

Jordan Corngold

Music Editor

Clare Corsick

Hair Stylist

Rick Cox

Soloist

Ingmar Cramers

Stunt Performer

Patrick Crane

Associate Editor

Maurice Croissier

Hair

Demelza Cronin

Production Coordinator

Rosemoon Cunningham

Production Assistant

Jacek Czypicki

Coordinator

Courtney D'alesio

Set Costumer

Cristiano D'urso

Accountant

Ken Dailey

Visual Effects Producer

Darin Damjanow

Driver

Klaus Gr Darrelmann

Location Manager

David Davenport

Costume Supervisor

Mack David

Song

Matt Dawson

Sound

Rena Deangelo

Set Decorator

Paulina Debinska

Production Assistant

Jerry Decarlo

Hair Stylist

Joseph Decongilio

Craft Service

Maria Devane

Production Controller

Bryan Dewe

Special Effects Technician

Allison Diamond

Assistant

Dave Dicicco

Camera

Frank Didlaukies

Electrician

Florian Dieckmann

Transportation Captain

Katharina Dietl

Assistant

Nadja Ding

Matchmove Artist

Ronald B. Dinson

Transportation

Matthias Dippe

Rigging Electrician

Paresh Dodia

3-D Artist

George Doering

Soloist

Tobias Dommer

Compositor

Jon Donahue

Stand-In

Devin Donegan

Video Playback

Gergo Dorozsmai

Sound Mixer

Scott Dougan

Art Director

Billy Dowd

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Benjamin Dunker

Boom Operator

Rangesh Durairaj

3-D Artist

Michael Dnwel

Art Department

Matthias Edinger

Rigging Electrician

Ben Edlich

Grip

Sarina Ehmann

Visual Effects Producer

Pamela Ellington

Production Accountant

Andre Emme

Special Effects Technician

David Emmerichs

Camera Operator

Lucky Englander

Casting

Maxwell Engler

Grip

Mattias Engstrom

Visual Effects

Enzo Enzel

Painter

Paul Eskenazi

Assistant Location Manager

James Fanning

Transportation Captain

Struan Farquhar

Visual Effects

Jason Farrar

Location Manager

Randi Featherstone

Wardrobe

Leon Fechner

Set Decorator

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Simone Pietro Felice

Compositor

Melissa J. Ferman

Accounting Clerk

Steven Fernandez

Special Effects Technician

Steve Ferry

Key Costumer

Gerd Feuchter

Special Effects Supervisor

Mark Fichera

Stunt Coordinator

Adam Figielski

Digital Effects Artist

Betsy Fippinger

Casting Assistant

Michael Fischer

Driver

Christoph Fisser

Coproducer

Michael Fissneider

Set Designer

Fritz Fleischhacker

Casting

Calvin Fong

Rotoscope Animator

Kate Foster

Assistant Set Decorator

Steve Fratianni

Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Bridge of Spies - Der Unterhändler, Bridge of Spies- Der Unterhändler, Casuslar Köprüsü, El puente de los espías, Il Ponte delle spie, Kémek hídja, Le pont des espions, Most szpiegów, Most vohunov, Most ?pijuna, Ponte de Espiões, Ponte delle spie, Puente de espías, Spiegu tilts, Spionernas bro, Spionernes Bro, St. James Place, Untitled (DreamWorks/Cold War Project), Untitled (DreamWorks/Matt Charman Cold War Project), Untitled Cold War Thriller, Vakoojien silta, pont des espions, puente de los espías, ?nipu Tiltas
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Thriller
Political
Release Date
2015
Distribution Company
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA
Location
New York, NY, USA; Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States October 16, 2015

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2016

Released in United States 2015

John Williams was previously attached to score the film, but had to drop out because of a health issue. He was replaced by Thomas Newman.

Wide Release in United States October 16, 2015

Released in United States on Video February 2, 2016

Released in United States 2015 (Main Slate)

Title refers to the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin, Germany, which was the site of several Cold War prisoner exchanges between the U.S. and Soviet Union, and was accordingly nicknamed "Bridge of Spies."

Released in United States 2015 (Closing Night: Monday)