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Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  10 November 2002 (USA)
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True story about the cat and mouse game between the FBI trying to find a Soviet mole in their ranks and Robert Hanssen, one of the top FBI agents and said mole.

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Jack Hoschouer
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Mike Fine
Hilit Pace ...
Priscilla Galey
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Oleg Kalugin
Lev Prygunov ...
Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin
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Richard Timber
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Howard Hanssen
Dmitry Chepovetsky ...
Fatelov (as Dmitri Chepovetsky)
Lubomir Mykytiuk ...
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Leroy Wauck
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True story about the cat and mouse game between the FBI trying to find a Soviet mole in their ranks and Robert Hanssen, one of the top FBI agents and said mole.

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He betrayed his family, friends, and country. Why? See more »

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The real Robert Hanssen was allowed to watch this film by his jailers, but he was so angered by it that he turned it off. See more »

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Hanssen fires seven shots from a revolver at the firing range. See more »

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The guy who practically had SPY written on his forehead

Norman Mailer and Lawrence Schiller have collaborated four times for TV; they specialize in examining the life of somebody who is talented, a high achiever and desperately unhappy. Marilyn Monroe, O. J. Simpson and Robert Hanssen certainly achieved much, while it might be argued that Gary Gilmore (The Executioner's Song) managed to bring capital punishment back to the United States.

I did not see much success in bringing Hanssen to life. Admittedly he's a very strange bird, a loner in an organization (the FBI) that prizes teamwork and conformity above all else. It seems he could never manage to conceal his disdain for the mediocrity he saw all around him in the New York office. The most telling moment comes in the park with Ron Silver, his boss telling him he's got to dumb down and play the game if he ever expects to rise in the ranks. The expression on William Hurt's face is an amalgam of contempt, self-pity and a touch of Why Me, Anyhow.


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