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And, for your consideration, we offer the final shooting script from December 2014. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and Amblin.

Also, you can learn a little more about the writers, Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen. Just click or tap his name to get started.

Oh, we should definitely mention Mark Rylance's performance as Rudolf Abel. He won an Oscar for it... a well deserved acclamation for this talented actor.

Okay, now let's get to the goods!


Discover More About the "Bridge of Spies" Screenplay

Just the facts, and everything else you should know.

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Now, let's go through what we have for you today.

Take a look at the "Bridge of Spies" logline.

BRIDGE OF SPIES is based on the true-life Cold War entanglements of espionage between the Soviet Union and the United States of America, with an upstanding lawyer and family man, James B. Donovan caught between the two superpowers. Donovan was pivotal in negotiating the release of Air Force pilot Francis Gary Powers, whose U-2 spy plane was sighted and shot down while flying a stealth reconnaissance mission over Soviet territory. At the same time, Rudolf Abel, a KGB spy embedded in America, was convicted and imprisoned for espionage against the U.S. government. Donovan travels to a divided Berlin in efforts to broker an exchange of spies with the Soviets: Abel for Powers. Amblin

"Bridge of Spies" Screenplay Details.

Whether you're a fan or an aspiring screenwriter, here are some important particulars you'll want to know.

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Okay, here are the facts:

Bridge of Spies small poster with Tom Hanks
Type ...
Version ... FinalShooting Script
Date ... 12.17.2014
Pages ... 109
Genres ... DramaHistoryThriller
Screenplay ... Matt CharmanEthan CoenJoel Coen
IMDb ID ... 3682448

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It's the same, but different.

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Unofficial reproduction.

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