Real-life figures from the Cold War-era mix with a fictional story based on a group of C.I.A. operatives and their counterparts in the K.G.B., MI6, and the Mossad.
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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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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
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 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 ...
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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 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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Michael Keaton, Chris O'Donnell, and Alfred Molina have been in comic book movies. Keaton played Bruce Wayne (Batman) in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), O'Donnell played Dick Grayson (Robin) in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), and Molina played Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) in Spider-Man 2 (2004). See more »

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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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2007 miniseries - a contradiction in terms
5 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The miniseries went out of fashion when the networks started economizing, so it's nice to see this one from TNT. "The Company," which refers to the CIA, stars Chris O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane, Alessandro Nivola, and Natascha McElhone, along with a huge international cast.

The series purports to tell of some of the big events in which the CIA was involved throughout its history, woven in with the search for an elusive double agent, an American version of Kim Philby (who is also a character in the film, portrayed by Tom Hollander). The period covered is 40 years, from the start of the Cold War to the fall of the Soviet Union and focuses on the experiences of three fictional Yale grads, class of '54: Jack McCauliffe (O'Donnell), Leo Kritzky (Alessandro Nivola), and Yevgeny Tsipin (Rory Cochrane).

This is a very absorbing miniseries with some great, good, and blah acting, in my opinion. Though it's understood that Alfred Molina is an excellent actor, for me, his portrayal of Harvey, Jack's boss, was a little too stagy. Chris O'Donnell was okay, coming off as a lesser Leonardo di Caprio or Matt Damon. For me the two great portrayals were those of Michael Keaton as James Angleton, the real-life chief of the CIA's counterintelligence unit, and Alessandro Nivola, who is an accomplished stage actor and gives a strong performance.

Not surprisingly, this film came on the heels of the feature "The Good Shepherd," also about the CIA and starring Matt Damon. Because it has the luxury of being a miniseries, it's more detailed. Recommended.


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