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Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976)

The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Francis Gary Powers
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Oliver Powers
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Rudenko
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Barbara Powers
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Bissell
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James Donovan
Marcel Hillaire ...
Charles De Gaulle
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Ivan Vasilev
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John McCone
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Robert F. Kennedy
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Grinev
Charles Robinson ...
Wheatley (as Charles Knox Robinson)
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Allen Dulles
Katharine Bard ...
Ida Powers
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

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The true story of the U-2 pilot who was shot down on a spy mission over Russia!


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29 September 1976 (USA)  »

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Der Fall Gary Powers  »

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Back in 1962, Roger Corman hired Robert Towne to write a quickie screenplay based on the Francis Gary Powers incident. However, "I Flew a Spy Plane Over Russia" unfortunately never got to be filmed. See more »

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26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Low budget but good true story. Shown on the same night as Gulag and shows some true stuff from the Soviet block during the Cold War. Both films worth it.


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