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Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976)

The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the C.I.A., who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured, and imprisoned.

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Delbert Mann

Writers:

Curt Gentry (book), Francis Gary Powers (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Majors ... Francis Gary Powers
Noah Beery Jr. ... Oliver Powers
Nehemiah Persoff ... Rudenko
Brooke Bundy ... Barbara Powers
William Daniels ... Bissell
James Gregory ... James Donovan
Marcel Hillaire ... Charles De Gaulle
Alf Kjellin ... Ivan Vasilev
Biff McGuire ... John McCone
Jim McMullan ... Robert F. Kennedy
David Opatoshu ... Grinev
Charles Robinson ... Wheatley (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Lew Ayres ... Allen Dulles
Katharine Bard Katharine Bard ... Ida Powers
James Flavin ... President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the C.I.A., who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured, and imprisoned.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Francis Gary Powers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Martin Sheen was Powers' choice to play his younger self rather than Lee Majors. See more »

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26 August 2002 | by mrskywalkerSee all my reviews

Low budget but good true story. Shown on the same night as Gulag and shows some true stuff from the Soviet block during the Cold War. Both films worth it.


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