In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US .
|violence||Some kids trying to cross a wall are shot by snipers. We see some blood spray and splatter on the wall. A boy is beaten by German soldiers. A man is tortured with buckets of water (very briefly). A plane is shot out of the air, only the pilot survives. The main character's family is in danger when an anonymous man attempts to kill his family. No one is hurt as windows and furniture are damaged by bullets.|
|profanity||2 uses of "F*" and "screw," 3 uses of GD, Jesus! exclamation, 3 uses of "Sonofabitch," a couple uses of "shit" and one use of "pissing me off".|
|alcohol||A few scenes where people drink, casual gatherings and celebrations of minor achievements; though nobody is shown as being drunk.|