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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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 Fallen Angel (2 episodes, 2007)
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 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)
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 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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A very entertaining spy spoof
30 August 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is no James bond.This has nothing to do with superheroes and supervillans(except the part with GOOD USA vs. EVIL SOVIET UNION).Its a gripping spy drama for the masses and the same time for the history buffs.The performances are very good on the behalf of Alfred Molina,Chris ODonnel and Rory Cochrane.Alessandro Nivola seems a bit out of pace.The real treat comes from Michael Keaton who goes stainless in his role.The action sequences and special effects are some of the best quality and i rate it just after band of brothers in the series branch.The show has a plus for the moments where the language of certain nationals is respected(the Russians speak Russian ,the Hungarians speak the Hungarian and the mobsters are so Sicilians).The big budget of the series is put to good use and the places you see in the movies are the ones where the things actually happened.There are little flaws for an epic of such proportions.I sense no TV feel in the image,sets,performances etc. so i must give this show a 10!job well done!


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