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The Courier (2020)

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PG-13 | | Thriller | 28 August 2020 (USA)
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Releases August 28, 2020
Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director:

Dominic Cooke

Writer:

Tom O'Connor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Chuprikov ... Nikita Khrushchev
Merab Ninidze ... Oleg Penkovsky
James Schofield 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
Kirill Pirogov ... Gribanov

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Rachel Brosnahan joins director Dominic Cooke and co-star Merab Ninidze to explore the connection between the fantasy and history as they detail their story of a Cold War spy.

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

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My favorite at Sundance
11 February 2020 | by carlzimmermannSee all my reviews

Loved this movie. I saw 28 films this year and this was my favorite. It's always good when it's based on a true story and involves an ordinary guy thrust into an extraordinary role. Qualifications for saving the world? He can drink.


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