Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident


2h 1976

Brief Synopsis

A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los

Film Details

Also Known As
True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident, The
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los Angeles radio station. He was killed in a copter crash while on duty in late 1977.

Film Details

Also Known As
True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident, The
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Aired in United States September 29, 1976