The Company (2007)

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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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 Adrian Philby (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)
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 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)
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 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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 Elizabet / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Levente Törköly ...
 Constantine Vishnevsky (2 episodes, 2007)
Misel Maticevic ...
 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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The footage of the entrance gate of CIA headquarters in 1975 was reused from the film Spy Game (2001), which Tony Scott, of Scott Free Productions, directed. See more »

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Great Mini Series Finally Portraying A Part Of U.S. History That Is Rarely Used As A Basis For Film!!
20 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that The Company was brilliant!! I enjoyed all 6 hours of the mini series!! When was the last time a movie(series) revolved around such an event as The Bay Of Pigs?? I know I haven't, and it's probably because it was a huge flop as a tactic and made the U.S and JFK look foolish. Plus the series doesn't just focus on one aspect of U.S. and world history, it focuses on the CIA's involvement in The Cold War from just after WWII, until the early 1990's, which entails a huge portion of 20th century history. The Company involved so many important world events that it in my opinion, it far surpassed any other movie/series of its kind. These days all of the movies are about much more physical wars such as Pearl Harbor, Letters From Iwo Jima, Saving Private Ryan, etc. It's just really refreshing to see a movie/series that is not just so unique in it's composure, but also shows the opinions of the "war" from both sides.


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