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Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Dominic Cooke

Writer:

Tom O'Connor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Chuprikov Vladimir Chuprikov ... Nikita Khrushchev
Merab Ninidze ... Oleg Penkovsky
James Schofield ... Cox
Fred Haig Fred Haig ... Lee
Emma Penzina Emma Penzina ... Nina
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ... Vera (as Maria Mironova)
Rachel Brosnahan ... Emily Donovan
Anton Lesser ... Bertrand
Angus Wright ... Dickie Franks
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Greville Wynne
David Bark-Jones David Bark-Jones ... Golf Exec (as David Bark Jones)
Miles Richardson ... Golf Exec
Keir Hills ... Andrew Wynne
Jessie Buckley ... Sheila
Zeljko Ivanek ... CIA Boss
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Storyline

In the shadow of the Cold War a letter from Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) an agency of the Soviet Union received by M16 stating the concern of Penkovsky about world safety and his anxiety about a nuclear war, So Emily Donovan (Rachel Brosnahan) a CIA Agent reached out to MI6 Agent Dickie Franks (Angus Wright) , who recruited British salesman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) to be their spy. Written by Saif Alaa

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, partial nudity, brief strong language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film has many similarities to a James Bond film, and has been publicized as such - most notably in its television advertising and film reviews. That said, the first scene in which the audience is introduced to the main protagonist, Greville Wynne (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), was shot at Stoke Park - the same golf course that was used in the filming of the James Bond movie, Goldfinger (1964). See more »

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The movie portrays Penkovsky witnessing the execution of colonel Popov. While this is debatable, Popov was executed in January 1960. The first scenes of the film take place in August. See more »

Quotes

Oleg Penkovsky: Greville, we are only two people. But this is how things change.
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Connections

References The Hunt for Red October (1990) See more »

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Swan Lake Op.20 Act IV No. 29 Finale
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
adapted and arranged by James Morgan and Juliette Pochin
Published by Faber Music
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Full of suspense and drama. '60s Cold War
19 March 2021 | by wmnatzakanianSee all my reviews

Cumberbatch leads a solid cast in a Cold War thriller when a British businessman works with a Soviet officer to relay over 5000 pieces of intel to thwart Cuban Missle launches. Incredible story of Greville Wynne.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ironbark See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,885,829, 21 March 2021

Gross USA:

$5,525,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,348,218
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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