DreamWorks Pictures' BRIDGE OF SPIES - In Theatres Everywhere October 16 #BridgeOfSpies 1

DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES – In Theatres Everywhere October 16 #BridgeOfSpies

DreamWorks Pictures' BRIDGE OF SPIES - In Theatres Everywhere October 16 #BridgeOfSpies 1
Director Steven Spielberg a history enthusiast, has a vast knowledge of the Cold War that dates back to childhood when his father told stories of the deep-seated feelings of animosity and distrust that existed between the U.S. and Soviet Union…

“My father had gone to Russia during the Cold War on a foreign exchange right after Francis Gary Powers was shot down,” remembers Spielberg. “My dad and three other associates from General Electric stood in line because they were putting Powers’ fl ight suit, helmet and the remains of the U-2 on display for everybody in Russia to see what America had done. He was about an hour away from the front of the line when a couple of Russian military officials approached my dad and asked for their passports, saw they were Americans and got them to the head of the line, not to convenience them, because after they got to the head of the line this Russian pointed to the U-2 and then pointed to my dad and his friends and said, ‘Look what your country is doing to us,’ which he repeated angrily several times before handing back their passports.”

“I never forgot that story,” he says, “and because of that I never forgot what happened to Francis Gary Powers.”

 

 

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.
 

DreamWorks Pictures’ BRIDGE OF SPIES opens in theaters everywhere, this Friday, October 16th!

 

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