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 ... McCone
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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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Based on the incredible true story of a businessman turned spy.

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Thriller

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

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This film opened in a number of markets and territories in 2021 on Greville Wynne's birthday of 19th March. He was born in 1919 and passed away on 29th February 1990. See more »

Goofs

In a panoramic shot of Moscow, Wynne walks along the embankment opposite the building of the Ministry of Defense. Although it was built in 1951, a late 2014 annex with two-headed eagles on the friezes is visible. In Soviet times, two-headed eagles were a symbol of czarism and under no circumstances could they appear on an official building in the center of Moscow. See more »

Quotes

Oleg Penkovsky: I'm sorry it has to be you. But Greville, it has to be you.
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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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Good watch but..
22 April 2021 | by chait-kulkarniSee all my reviews

Why did they not show Oleg Penkovsky's actual image too at the end. It could have been a better film had they given both the characters equal importance too..

Penkovsky's story seemed more interesting..


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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:

$6,605,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,055,424
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2.39 : 1
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