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)
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 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 presentation, even better the second time...
30 August 2010 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful performance piece, for Cold-War, Tom Clancy/John Le Carré lovers alike. Spying was a dangerous, heart-breaking and lonely game, and the principle characters on both sides gave up much in the way of personal life - this slowly tumbles out as the story unfolds over 4 decades.

I credit the Director with NOT revealing too much the first time you view it - I found myself wondering at certain points if the Script contained gaps -- not so. An example is the involvement of the notorious Kim Philby, a clever KGB double-agent. Everyone who has read 'Man Called Intrepid' knows who Philby is - if he breezed into this story as KIM PHILBY, we'd know what to expect. Cleverly, the character is not identified until the story is well-under way. By that time, you are as fooled as was his friend, the famous CIA counterespionage guru, James Angleton, played here with craft by Michael Keaton.

Other performers shine, and the action scenes for Hungary, and the Bay of Pigs are startling. Part 3 packed a real punch as, again, we get treated to what the counterintelligence fellas had to go through to nail suspected double-agents.

The second time through, I connected all the dots--so, the mini-series DVD has been well worth the investment. (Glad I missed it on TV with commercials).


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