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The Company 

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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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Series cast summary:
Chris O'Donnell ...  Jack McCauliffe 6 episodes, 2007
Alfred Molina ...  Harvey Torriti / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Michael Keaton ...  James Angleton 6 episodes, 2007
Rory Cochrane ...  Yevgeny Tsipin 6 episodes, 2007
Alessandro Nivola ...  Leo Kritzky / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Tom Hollander ...  Adrian Philby 6 episodes, 2007
Derek Aasland Derek Aasland ...  LSD Scientist 6 episodes, 2007
Hayley Andoff Hayley Andoff ...  Erika Kritzky 6 episodes, 2007
James Arnold James Arnold ...  CIA Surveillence officer 6 episodes, 2007
Szilvia Baranyai Szilvia Baranyai ...  Female Sumo Wrestler 6 episodes, 2007
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ...  Senator J. William Fulbright 6 episodes, 2007
Simon Callow ...  Elihu 6 episodes, 2007
Gergo Danka Gergo Danka ...  Zoltan 6 episodes, 2007
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ...  Female Cutout 6 episodes, 2007
Fernanda Dorogi ...  Agrippina 6 episodes, 2007
Kriszta Dorogi Kriszta Dorogi ...  Serafima 6 episodes, 2007
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ...  Coach Waltz 6 episodes, 2007
Péter Fancsikai Péter Fancsikai ...  Russian Soldier 6 episodes, 2007
Ingrit Gabriel Ingrit Gabriel ...  German Singer / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Nadia Glus Nadia Glus ...  Starik's niece 6 episodes, 2007
Ilona Kassai Ilona Kassai ...  Ancient Woman 6 episodes, 2007
Judah Katz ...  FBI Agent 6 episodes, 2007
László Keszég László Keszég ...  Russian Immigration Bureaucrat 6 episodes, 2007
Peter Krekits Peter Krekits ...  Young Budapest Man in Crowd 6 episodes, 2007
Martha Lindquist Martha Lindquist ...  CIA Agent 6 episodes, 2007
Matt Lindquist 6 episodes, 2007
Phillip MacKenzie ...  CIA doctor 6 episodes, 2007
Catherine McNally ...  Le médecin de la CIA 6 episodes, 2007
Damon T. Miller Damon T. Miller ...  American Sailor 6 episodes, 2007
Paul Mota Paul Mota ...  CIA Detective 6 episodes, 2007
Zoltan Papp Zoltan Papp ...  AVH Captain 6 episodes, 2007
Billy Parrott ...  CIA tech 6 episodes, 2007
Dan Petronijevic ...  Young CIA Officer 6 episodes, 2007
John Rado John Rado ...  KGB Clerk 6 episodes, 2007
Richard Rifkin Richard Rifkin ...  Dr. Sydney 6 episodes, 2007
Anna Silk ...  Stella Bledsoe 6 episodes, 2007
Oliver Simor Oliver Simor ...  Agent 6 episodes, 2007
Endre Szilvasi Endre Szilvasi ...  KGB Agent 6 episodes, 2007
Sándor Szûcs Sándor Szûcs ...  AVH Man with Photos 6 episodes, 2007
Angelo Tucci Angelo Tucci ...  CIA operative 6 episodes, 2007
Attila Varadi Attila Varadi ...  Arpad's Friend 6 episodes, 2007
Ferenc Vizes Ferenc Vizes ...  KGB Soldier 6 episodes, 2007
Aljona Yakimenko Aljona Yakimenko ...  Starik's Niece #1 6 episodes, 2007
Anna Yakovleva Anna Yakovleva ...  Starik's Niece #2 6 episodes, 2007
Balázs Zsiga Balázs Zsiga ...  KGB Agent 6 episodes, 2007
Kristin Booth ...  Adelle Sweet Kritsky 4 episodes, 2007
Ted Atherton ...  Frank Wisner 3 episodes, 2007
Stephen Bogaert ...  Elliott Ebbitt III 3 episodes, 2007
Rick Roberts ...  William Colby 3 episodes, 2007
Mike Turner Mike Turner ...  Manny Ebbitt 3 episodes, 2007
Alexandra Maria Lara ...  Lili 3 episodes, 2007
Ulrich Thomsen ...  Starik Zhilov 2 episodes, 2007
JB Blanc ...  Manuel Piniero 2 episodes, 2007
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ...  Vanka Borisov 2 episodes, 2007
Cedric Smith ...  Allen Dulles 2 episodes, 2007
Barry Flatman ...  Philip Sweet / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Péter Rudolf Péter Rudolf ...  Fallen Angel 2 episodes, 2007
Gábor Nagypál Gábor Nagypál ...  CIA Associate Sweet Jesus, Berlin / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Zoltán Berzsenyi Zoltán Berzsenyi ...  Nikita Khruschev 2 episodes, 2007
László Konter László Konter ...  Yevgeny's father Tsipin / ... 2 episodes, 2007
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Levente Törköly Levente Törköly ...  Constantine Vishnevsky 2 episodes, 2007
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Company See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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The Sword and The Shield
31 December 2007 | by jzydloSee all my reviews

There is a book by the name of "The Sword and The Shield," which details all the historical gaps that this movie may leave out. I haven't read the book titled "The Company," which this film is based on. However, this book (The Company) and the likewise named mini-series will probably be the best telling of the historical account in video format. For any Cold War buff and espionage fanatic who is familiar with the true workings of the NKVD to the KGB, they will be pleased.

This film is no James Bond type cold war thriller. After all, could you really detail the exploits of 50 some years of history in a 2 hour spy film? The main plot and character's names of this mini-series are on par with the facts that history reveals to us. To anyone who is intimately familiar with the Cold War and the espionage struggles between the Soviet Union and the USA, you will find this mini-series extremely accurate. But more so, you will find this mini-series entertaining.

The bottom line is that, this is an entertaining production that holds true to a majority of the facts. If the Cold War and real spy stories are entertaining to you, then it's suggested that you view this mini-series. Not only will the "uninformed" viewer enjoy this mini-series, but the historian will also enjoy how this mini-series doesn't vary far from the truth. This is definitely a recommended mini-series on the real spy games of the Cold War!


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