Spy Game


Spy Game

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The outcome of the kinetic Spy Game is never in doubt, but it is fun watching Robert Redford and Brad Pitt work.



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There was a time when CIA operative Nathan Muir and his protégé Tom Bishop were inseparable, traveling the world and tasting everything it had to offer... from Vietnam to Berlin to Beirut. In a profession fraught with danger and uncertainty, Muir and Bishop forged an uncommonly close friendship based on mutual respect and affection. But that was years ago. Now, on the brink of his retirement from the agency, Muir learns that Bishop has gone rogue. His one-time protégé has been jailed in Beijing on espionage charges after attempting to break a prisoner out of China. Years of bad blood and hurt feelings are washed away in a flood of memories of adventures shared by the two men as Muir takes on his most dangerous - and personal - mission ever.


Robert Redford
as Nathan Muir
Brad Pitt
as Tom Bishop
Catherine McCormack
as Elizabeth Hadley
Stephen Dillane
as Charles Harker
Larry Bryggman
as Troy Folger
Matthew Marsh
as Dr. Byars
Todd Boyce
as Robert Aiken
Michael Paul Chan
as Vincent Vy Ngo
Garrick Hagon
as Cy Wilson
Andrew Grainger
as Andrew Unger
Bill Buell
as Fred Kappler
Colin Stinton
as Henry Pollard
Ted Maynard
as CIA Administrator
Tom Hodgkins
as CIA Lobby Guard
Rufus Wright
as Folger's Secretary
Demetri Goritsas
as Billy Hyland
Quinn Collins
as OPS Center Security Officer
Sam Scudder
as Back Bencher
Yann Johnson
as CIA Back Bencher
Pat McGrath
as Cleaner
Shane Rimmer
as Estate Agent
David Hemmings
as Harry Duncan
James Aubrey
as Mitch Alford
In Sook Chappell
as Receptionist
Ho Yi
as Prison Warden
David Y. Cheung
as Down's Prisoner
Tony Xu
as Interrogator
Mark Sung
as Ambulance Driver
David K. S. Tse
as Prison Doctor
Logan Wang
as Prison Guard
Hon Ping Tang
as Prison Guard
Daniel Tse
as Warden's Lieutenant
Vincent Wang
as Outer Gate Guard
Mark Chui Han
as Cell Block Guard
Joseph Chanet
as VC General
Eddie Yeoh
as General Hun Chea
Zsolt Zágoni
as West German Businessman
Balazs Tardy
as Vopo No. 1
Pal Oberfrank
as Vopo No. 2
Géza Schramek
as East German Refugee
Imre Csuja
as Bar Owner
Melinda Volgyi
as Bar Owner's Wife
Karoly Rekasi
as East German Border Guard
Iain Smith
as Ambassador Cathcart
Gregory Groth
as CIA Training Instructor
Peter Linka
as CIA Polygraph
as The Sheik's Doctor
Nabil Massad
as Sheik Salameh
Mohamed Picasso
as Colonel Ajami
Aziz Ait Essahmi
as Checkpoint Guard
Moustapha Moulay
as Arab Businessman
Mohamed Quatib
as Motorcyclist/Decoy Man
Raid Regragui
as Suicide Van Driver
Dale Dye
as Commander Wiley
Tim Briggs
as Heli Pilot
Frank Nall
as CNN Reporter
Ian Porter
as US-China Reporter
Charlotte Rampling
as US-China Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Spy Game

  • Jun 12, 2016
    It's a weird mishmash of cynicism and sentimentality . . . If the narrative stuck with it's original bleak structure instead of turning into a love story with a happy ending I might have liked this more.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2016
    From director Tony Scott comes the exciting and intense thriller Spy Game. When CIA operative Tom Bishop is captured by the Chinese and left for dead his former handler attempts to rescue him. Robert Redford and Brad Pitt lead the cast and give excellent performances. And the script is especially well-written, particularly the dialog, and does a great job at developing the characters. Also, Scott's directing brings a lot of tension and suspense to the scenes. Smart and provocative, Spy Game is an incredibly engaging film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2014
    Man oh man, it's not easy keeping alla world's nutcase reactionary knuckleheads under our protective thumb but, thanks to our boys and girls out of Langley, Virginia, whirred peas is a dish served throughout the whole wide world. Redford plays the administrative guy, dealing with smug policy hacks threats in the store, while Pitt is our boy in the field facing the usual gun-toting variety. Tony Scott films one scene in this CIA love lettet nonsensically revolving around an outdoor, roof of-some-overseas-building exchange. "What was that all about," I wondered.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2012
    interesting film from Scott but its Redford & Pitt who are the best part of spy game. if you can keep up the plot you'll ignore the inevitable outcome.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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