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Runtime: 167 min

Genres: Drama | Thriller

Languages: English | German | Lingala | Russian | Spanish

Countries: USA

Edward Wilson understands the value of secrecy--discretion and commitment to honor have been embedded in him since childhood. As an eager, optimistic student at Yale, he is recruited to join the secret society Skull and Bones, a brotherhood and breeding ground for future world leaders. Wilson's acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief in American values render him a prime candidate for a career in intelligence, and he is soon recruited to work for the OSS (the precursor to the CIA) during WWII. As one of the covert founders of the CIA, working in the heart of an organization where duplicity is required and nothing is taken at face value, Edward's idealism is steadily eroded by a growing suspicious nature, reflective of a world settling into the long paranoia of the Cold War. As his methods are adopted as standard operating procedure, Wilson develops into one of the Agency's veteran operatives, all the while combating his KGB counterpart. However, his steely dedication to his country comes at an ever-increasing price. Not even his wife Clover or his beloved son can divert Wilson from a path that will force him to sacrifice everything in pursuit of this job.

Directors (1)

Writers (1)

Eric Roth (written by)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Robert Richardson (director of photography)

Actors (134)

Aaron Michael Lacey CIA Agent (uncredited)
Adolf Hitler Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alec Baldwin Sam Murach
Alec Von Bargen Fidel Castro (uncredited)
Allyson Floyd Deer Island Maid (uncredited)
Amanda Barron Cryptographer
Amy Wright Safe House Operations Officer
Angelina Jolie Margaret 'Clover' Russell
Ann Hampton Callaway 1961 Deer Island Singer
Anne-Marie Cusson Philip Allen's Secretary
Austin Williams Young Edward Wilson
Benjamin Eakeley Bonesman 1960
Bill McHugh Reverend Christiansen
Billy Crudup Arch Cummings
Brandon deSpain Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Carl Burrows Professor (uncredited)
Christopher Druckman FBI Agent
Christopher Evan Welch Photography Technical Officer
Christopher Stadulis Under Cover CIA Agent (uncredited)
Cuyle Carvin Suicide Victim (uncredited)
Danny Zaccagnino Bonesmen (uncredited)
Darryl Reuben Hall Black Bar Patron (uncredited)
David Crommett Spanish Translator
Diana Shneider Irina Russell (uncredited)
Dieter Riesle Herr Franck
Dominick Cicco Protestor (uncredited)
Drew Seltzer Edward's Classmate (uncredited)
Eddie Redmayne Edward Wilson Jr.
Eric Lindh Tailor Shop Guard
Fidel Castro Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank C. Williams Butler (uncredited)
Frank Cadillac Counterman (uncredited)
Gabriel Macht John Russell, Jr.
Gino Cafarelli Palmi's Bodyguard
Glenn Kalison Telephone Operations Officer
Greg Plitt Guard with Sullivan
Gregory Marcel Dancing Skeleton
Henry Gummer Bonesman / Boatswain
Hristo Hristov Guard (uncredited)
Isabella Cimato Palmi's Granddaughter
Jack Martin Dollar Little Boy
James Faulkner Lord Cooper
James Lloyd Reynolds Field Officer (uncredited)
Jason Butler Harner Teletype Communications Officer
Jeff Applegate Michael Johnson
Jeff Skowron Deer Island Crooner 1940
Jeremy Woods Theatre Audience Member (uncredited)
Jerry Coyle 'Dame' Bonesman
Jimmy Marchese Palmi's Grandson
Joe Pesci Joseph Palmi
John F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Henry Philip Allen's Driver
John Hill Pinafore Actor
John Knox Technical Service Officer
John Sessions Valentin Mironov #1 / Yuri Modin
John Turturro Ray Brocco
John Wernke Bonesman #3 (uncredited)
John Whitehead Reverend Collins
Jon Monett CIA Insect Man
Jonah Falcon Waiter (uncredited)
Jonah Young Bonesman (uncredited)
Jonathan Dokuchitz Husband Dinner Guest
Josh Casaubon Army Man 1940
Josh Pence Bonesman (uncredited)
Justin Bohon Pinafore Actor
Justin Daniel Pinafore Actor
Justin Restivo Yale Student (uncredited)
Karron Graves Cherry Orchard Actress
Katherine Hoskins Mackey Mom (uncredited)
Keir Dullea Senator John Russell, Sr.
Kenneth Richards Bonesman (uncredited)
Laila Robins Toddy Allen
Lars Gerhard Mr. Haupt
Lee Bryant Mrs. John Russell, Sr.
Lee Pace Richard Hayes
Leonard Logsdail Tailor
Leonard Silver Civil Servant (uncredited)
Liya Kebede Miriam
Marcos Cohen Dr. Ibanez
Mark Ivanir Valentin Mironov #2
Mark Pomirtchi Extra (uncredited)
Martina Gedeck Hanna Schiller
Matt Damon Edward Wilson
Matthew Humphreys Cherry Orchard Actor
Meredith Deacon John Russell, Jr.'s Girlfriend
Michael Arden Pinafore Actor
Michael Flanigan Pinafore Actor
Michael Gambon Dr. Fredericks
Michael Melvoin Piano Player (as Mike Melvoin)
Michael Seelbach Pinafore Actor
Neal Huff Teletype Operations Officer
Nick Poltoranin Russian Soldier (uncredited)
Nyasha Hatendi Thomas Lumumba (uncredited)
Oleg Shtefanko Ulysses / Stas Siyanko (as Oleg Stefan)
Orest Ludwig Room Service Man (uncredited)
Pete Carmen Teletype Communications Officer (uncredited)
Peter Kybart Dr. Manheim
Reathel Bean 'Dame' Bonesman
Redman Maxfield Older Bonesman 1940
Reyna Shaskan Voice (uncredited) (voice)
Rob Barnes Man at Jazz Club
Robert Bermudez Cordell Bay of Pigs Voiceover (voice)
Robert C. Kirk Laura's Taxi Driver
Robert De Niro Bill Sullivan
Robert Dearle War Office Worker (uncredited)
Robert Ian Mackenzie Cambridge Club Butler
Robert Prescott Bonesman MC 1961
Roger Rathburn 'Dame' Bonesman
Roy William Gardner Ed's Bonesman (uncredited)
Ryan Michael Shaw Pinafore Actor
Sandee Conrad Edward's Secretary
Sándor Técsy Sasha, Ulysses' Aide (as Sandor Tecsy)
Scot Cregan CIA Agent (uncredited)
Sjoerd Dejong Santa Claus
Sophie Sutton Connie Wilson
Stefanie Nava Tina Palmi
Stephen Powell HMS Pinafore Singer
Susan Haskell Wife Dinner Guest
Tammy Blanchard Laura
Tessa Keimes Mr. Haupt's Translator
Timothy Hutton Thomas Wilson
Todd Detwiler CIA Agent (uncredited)
Tommy DeVito Palmi's Bodyguard
Tommy Nelson Edward, Jr. - Age 6-7
Trace Taylor Cryptographer
Tuc Watkins Sound Technical Officer
Turi Haim Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Vladislav Kozlov Executioner (uncredited)
Wally Dunn 'Dame' Bonesman
Will Blomker Skull and Bones Member (uncredited)
Will Reynolds Pinafore Actor
William Hurt Philip Allen
Yelena Shmulenson Dollar Woman
Yevgeniy Dekhtyar Russian Agent (uncredited)