U-2 Spy Plane (2016)

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Tom Hanks ... Himself
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This piece explores the real history of the aircraft and its role and depiction in the film.

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2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridge of Spies: U-2 Spy Plane See more »

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Nedland Media See more »
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The crash of Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell)'s U-2 spy plane for Bridge of Spies (2015) was shot via a large screen at Flughafen Tempelhof Airport, where production designer Adam Stockhausen and his team built a replica of the U-2's cockpit on a motion base which was used for all the close-ups of Powers in his aircraft. According to producer Kristie Macosko Krieger, "it was amazing to be able to shoot with these old airplanes at beautiful locations like Tempelhof where the events in the story actually took place . . . you can't re-create stuff like that." See more »


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