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Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
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 Jack McCauliffe (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Harvey Torriti / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 James Angleton (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Yevgeny Tsipin (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Leo Kritzky / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Adrian Philby (6 episodes, 2007)
Derek Aasland ...
 LSD Scientist (6 episodes, 2007)
Hayley Andoff ...
 Erika Kritzky (6 episodes, 2007)
James Arnold ...
 CIA Surveillence officer (6 episodes, 2007)
Szilvia Baranyai ...
 Female Sumo Wrestler (6 episodes, 2007)
Richard Blackburn ...
 Senator J. William Fulbright (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Elihu (6 episodes, 2007)
Gergo Danka ...
 Zoltan (6 episodes, 2007)
Lynne Deragon ...
 Female Cutout (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Agrippina (6 episodes, 2007)
Kriszta Dorogi ...
 Serafima (6 episodes, 2007)
Craig Eldridge ...
 Coach Waltz (6 episodes, 2007)
Péter Fancsikai ...
 Russian Soldier (6 episodes, 2007)
Ingrit Gabriel ...
 German Singer / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
Nadia Glus ...
 Starik's niece (6 episodes, 2007)
Ilona Kassai ...
 Ancient Woman (6 episodes, 2007)
Judah Katz ...
 FBI Agent (6 episodes, 2007)
László Keszég ...
 Russian Immigration Bureaucrat (6 episodes, 2007)
Peter Krekits ...
 Young Budapest Man in Crowd (6 episodes, 2007)
Martha Lindquist ...
 CIA Agent (6 episodes, 2007)
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 CIA doctor (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Le médecin de la CIA (6 episodes, 2007)
Damon T. Miller ...
 American Sailor (6 episodes, 2007)
Paul Mota ...
 CIA Detective (6 episodes, 2007)
Zoltan Papp ...
 AVH Captain (6 episodes, 2007)
Billy Parrott ...
 CIA tech (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Young CIA Officer (6 episodes, 2007)
John Rado ...
 KGB Clerk (6 episodes, 2007)
Richard Rifkin ...
 Dr. Sydney (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Stella Bledsoe (6 episodes, 2007)
Oliver Simor ...
 Agent (6 episodes, 2007)
Endre Szilvasi ...
 KGB Agent (6 episodes, 2007)
Sándor Szûcs ...
 AVH Man with Photos (6 episodes, 2007)
Angelo Tucci ...
 CIA operative (6 episodes, 2007)
Attila Varadi ...
 Arpad's Friend (6 episodes, 2007)
Ferenc Vizes ...
 KGB Soldier (6 episodes, 2007)
Aljona Yakimenko ...
 Starik's Niece #1 (6 episodes, 2007)
Anna Yakovleva ...
 Starik's Niece #2 (6 episodes, 2007)
Balázs Zsiga ...
 KGB Agent (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Adelle Sweet Kritsky (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Frank Wisner (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Elliott Ebbitt III (3 episodes, 2007)
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 William Colby (3 episodes, 2007)
Mike Turner ...
 Manny Ebbitt (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Lili (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Starik Zhilov (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Manuel Piniero (2 episodes, 2007)
Hristo Mitzkov ...
 Vanka Borisov (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Allen Dulles (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Philip Sweet / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Péter Rudolf ...
 Fallen Angel (2 episodes, 2007)
Gábor Nagypál ...
 CIA Associate Sweet Jesus, Berlin / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Zoltán Berzsenyi ...
 Nikita Khruschev (2 episodes, 2007)
László Konter ...
 Yevgeny's father Tsipin / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Elizabeth Nemeth (2 episodes, 2007)
Levente Törköly ...
 Constantine Vishnevsky (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Arpad Zelk (2 episodes, 2007)
Berndt Von Bömches ...
 Prof. Ernst Loffler / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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Spy vs. spy. Three Yale grads, class of 1954, join their respective countries' secret service. We follow them for 40 years - through the outing of a British spy, the Hungarian revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the scent of moles, and the collapse of the USSR. Fictional characters - Yalies Jack McCauliffe, Leo Kritzky, and Yevgeny Tsipin and Jack's boss Harvey Torriti - rub shoulders with real figures like Kim Philby and James Angleton to tell stories of romance, intrigue, double-crosses, false leads, suicide, execution, and exile - in the name of ideology, patriotism, paranoia, perfidy, and one-upsmanship. Can the CIA claim any credit in the West's Cold War triumph? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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More than satisfying!
20 August 2007 | by (The Villages, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Having read the book, I feel that the screenwriter did a magnificent job in conveying the story & characters. Almost 900 pages of a very complex novel were captured in a clear, understandable way. Michael Keaton's performance in particular, was as my husband said, "Awesome". This is no surprise to us because he has always been so versatile. I noticed that although some of the scenes in the book could have been shown as they were written, very graphic & difficult to watch, they instead played to our imagination, which for me, is enough, & pointed out the Class of this presentation. Too many stories on TV are played for sensationalism, without regard for the viewers' sensibilities. I can see Emmys in this series' future.


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