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Bridge of Spies (2015)

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  • Genre: Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
  • Release Date: 16 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 141 min
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  • IMDb page: Bridge of Spies (2015)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 15,285 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
  • Release Date: 16 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 141 min
  • Filming Location: Glienicker Brücke, Potsdam, Germany
  • Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $54,721,127 (USA) (6 November 2015)
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Thomas Newman   
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Spy | Pilot | Spy Plane | Russian | Lawyer

Writing Credits By:

  • Matt Charman (written by) and
  • Ethan Coen (written by) &
  • Joel Coen (written by)

Known Trivia

  • According to Steven Spielberg in a press release for the movie, Gregory Peck came after the story in 1965. Alec Guinness agreed to play Abel, Gregory Peck would play Donovan, and Stirling Silliphant would write the script. MGM declined to make the movie at the time. It was 1965, Cold War tensions were high with Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and MGM was reluctant to get into the politics of the story. 75 of 75 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • As seen in the film, Soviet agent Rudolph Abel received coded messages from his KGB handlers that were hidden inside a hollow U.S. nickel. The FBI first became aware of Abel’s activities in 1953, when a Soviet agent mistakenly used one of the hollow nickels to buy a newspaper. The Brooklyn newsboy who had received the nickel thought it felt too light. He dropped the nickel on the sidewalk, and it popped open, revealing a piece of microfilm with a coded message inside. But FBI cryptologists were unable to crack the code until 1957, when a KGB defector, Reino Heyhanen, gave them the key to deciphering the code, and also gave up Rudolph Abel. The “Hollow Nickel Case” was also dramatized in The FBI Story (1959), starring James Stewart. 63 of 63 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • According to Tom Hanks in a press release for the movie, when James Donovan makes arguments to the Supreme Court about Rudolf, the words used in the movie were the same as the arguments presented to the Supreme Court. 87 of 88 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • James B. Donovan was an insurance attorney and presented the appearance of being misplaced in his role as defense attorney and negotiator. Unmentioned in the movie and in reality, he was formerly General Counsel for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), formed under Franklin Roosevelt and William J. Donovan during WWII. The OSS was the direct predecessor of the CIA. There was no doubt he was well known and connected within the intelligence community. 54 of 54 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The first Steven Spielberg film not to be scored by John Williams since The Color Purple (1985). In March 2015, after Williams’ schedule was interrupted by a minor health issue which reportedly has since been corrected, Thomas Newman stepped in to replace him as composer. 116 of 119 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Spielberg’s father actually went on a foreign exchange to Russia as an engineer during the cold war, right after Francis Gary Powers was shot down, when there was tremendous fear and hostility between the two nations. Spielberg’s father recalled seeing Russian citizens line up to look at Powers’ crashed gear and “see what America did.” When they saw the American engineers, they pointed at them and said, “Look what your country is doing to us,” demonstrating the fear and rage the nations felt towards each other. 88 of 92 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • This is Tom Hanks’s fourth film collaboration with Steven Spielberg. They previously worked together on Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002) & The Terminal (2004). It is their first collaboration in over ten years. 116 of 123 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Principal photography on “Bridge of Spies” began in September, 2014 and shot for 12 weeks on locations in New York, Germany and Poland, including many of the very places where the events in the story actually took place. European production kicked off in Berlin where the actual prisoner exchange of Abel and Powers took place. To film the crucial Berlin Wall sequences, production also traveled to Wroclaw, Poland which more accurately resembles the East Berlin of 1961 than Berlin itself. 59 of 62 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Rudolf Abel’s seemingly incongruous accent was accurate. Abel was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Russian parents and spent some of his school age years in Scotland. He returned to Moscow in his late teens but never lost his accent when speaking English. 20 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • When Jim Donovan and Agent Huffman are in West Berlin, they walk past a German cinema where one of the movies playing is “Eins, Zwei, Drei.” This is the German title of the American Cold War comedy One, Two, Three (1961), directed by Billy Wilder. In the film, James Cagney plays an American business executive working in West Berlin who, like Donovan, must cross over into East Berlin and negotiate with Soviet officials for the release of a political prisoner. 34 of 36 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Continuity: When Pryor is crossing the Berlin Wall he is first seen with a Zeiss folding camera around his neck. When arrested he has a Rolleiflex-type box camera around his neck.

Plot: During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Full summary »  »

Story: 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. Written byGusde

Synopsis

Synopsis: Set in 1957, at the height of the Cold War, both the United States and Soviet Union employed spies against each other out of fear regarding the nuclear capabilities of one another.

In Brooklyn, Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is painting a self-portrait. He receives a phone call moments later. He never speaks but only listens to what he hears. Abel leaves his apartment and walks around the city, unaware of a man, Agent Blasco (Domenick Lombardozzi) stepping out of a cab to follow him. Blasco follows Abel through the subway station where he is joined by Agent Gamber (Victor Verhaeghe). Abel ends up at a park where he sits on a bench to paint. He recovers a coin under a bench. He returns to his apartment and uses a razor to split the coin open, where he finds that it contains a piece of paper. Soon, Blasco and Gamber, joined by other FBI agents, storm into Abel’s home and arrest him for espionage.

We meet lawyer James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) in his workplace discussing a client with his co-worker. He is brought into the office of his associate Thomas Watters Jr (Alan Alda) to discuss the case of Abel. Donovan is given the report on Abel’s case, and Donovan knows what kind of reputation he would gain for defending a suspected spy.

Donovan has dinner with his wife Mary (Amy Ryan) and kids Carol (Eve Hewson), Roger (Noah Schnapp) and Peggy (Jillian Lebling). Carol is upset because her date stood her up. Donovan tells his family about the case, just as his other co-worker Doug Forrester (Billy Magnussen) enters with documents involving the case.

In a motel room, pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) is undergoing a lie detector test. Later, he and a group of fellow pilots are brought into a room where they are told their mission – they are to become spies for the CIA to detect any nuclear activity occurring in the Soviet Union.

Donovan meets with Abel in prison. Abel never admits to any wrongdoing and doesn’t want to fully cooperate with the United States government.

On a rainy night, Donovan is followed by CIA Agent Hoffman (Scott Shepherd). The two sit together at a bar where Hoffman tries to get Donovan to tell him what Abel is telling Donovan, for the sake of the country, though Donovan refuses to say anything.

The pilots are brought into the Peshawar Air Station to see the U-2 planes that they will use in their mission, complete with cameras and the like.

Roger’s class watches a video on the dangers of nuclear warfare and the precautions that ought to be taken in the event of a catastrophe. He then sets up his own "duck and cover" station at home, worrying his father.

Abel’s trial begins, and nobody is on Donovan’s side. The people in court think Abel deserves the death penalty for his supposed crimes, and nobody thinks Donovan can get Abel acquitted. On the train, everyone that Donovan sees is reading unkind headlines for his case, and one woman on the train looks at him scornfully. To make things worse, someone shoots at the Donovan home one evening, harming no one, but also not earning any sympathy for the family as most of the country thinks Donovan is a traitor.

By the end of the trial, Abel is found guilty on all charges, but Donovan convinces the judge to give him a 30 year prison sentence instead of the death penalty.

Powers and his comrades undergo their mission over the USSR. His plane suddenly takes a hit as it’s shot down by a ground-to-air missile. He goes soaring down but manages to eject himself from the plane and sail down on his parachute. Powers is later captured and held by the Soviet Union.

In West Germany, American student Frederic Pryor (Will Rogers) rides his bike by the construction site of the Berlin Wall, to meet his girlfriend Katje (Nadja Bobyleva). Pryor is confronted by East German Stasi agents who find him suspicious. He shows off his books to prove he is a student, but the man is subsequently arrested.

With both American men in detainment, an exchange is planned between the U.S. and USSR to trade Abel for Powers. However, Donovan thinks they should get Pryor back as well. The CIA only wants Powers back, but Donovan plans to make a negotiation regardless. He travels to East Germany to meet with Wolfgang Vogel (Sebastian Koch), a German lawyer who can broker a deal. Donovan meets three people posing as Abel’s family before meeting Vogel. Donovan sees through the ruse, however.

During his time in East Germany, Donovan is forced to stay in a cold and crummy hotel room. As he passes by the wall on the train, he sees several East Germans trying to climb over the wall to escape, but they are shot down by guards. The sight of this horrifies Donovan.

The East German government refuses to give up Pryor after learning that the USSR was involved in the negotiation. While the CIA thinks they should leave Pryor, Donovan makes a bold move by threatening the East German government. If Pryor is not released to them, the whole deal is off, and Abel would be interrogated, leaving bad blood between Germany and the USSR.

The men on both sides meet on the Glienicke Bridge. Powers’ buddy Joe Murphy (Jesse Plemons) is brought over to confirm that Powers is on the other side. Meanwhile at Checkpoint Charlie, Pryor is brought over. After he is confirmed, the exchange is made, and Abel crosses over to the other side, but not before letting Donovan know that he left him a gift. The two men share one final look before departing the bridge. On the plane ride, Powers tells Donovan that he never told his captors anything, to which Donovan states that none of it matters anymore. He then opens the gift from Abel, which is a painting of Donovan himself.

Donovan returns home to his family. The kids see the news story on the exchange and are shocked to hear their dad’s name mentioned, thinking he was away on a fishing trip. Mary then walks into the bedroom to find her husband lying there, resting comfortably at last.

Donovan rides the train where he sees people are now reading positive headlines. The lady who stared at him earlier now looks at him with a smile. As he looks out the window, he sees children climbing over a fence, reminding him of what he saw in Germany.

The ending text states that Rudolf Abel returned home and was never acknowledged as a spy. Francis Gary Powers died when his plane crashed in 1977. Frederic Pryor went on to become a professor at Swarthmore College. James B. Donovan was asked by President Kennedy to negotiate the release of 1,000 Cuban exile prisoners from Cuba after the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. He would eventually get over 9,000 men, women, and children released.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Christoph Fisser known as co-producer
  • Jonathan King known as executive producer
  • Kristie Macosko Krieger known as producer
  • Daniel Lupi known as executive producer
  • Henning Molfenter known as co-producer
  • Marc Platt known as producer
  • Jeff Skoll known as executive producer
  • Adam Somner known as executive producer
  • Steven Spielberg known as producer
  • Charlie Woebcken known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Mark Rylance known as Rudolf Abel
  • Domenick Lombardozzi known as Agent Blasco
  • Victor Verhaeghe known as Agent Gamber
  • Mark Fichera known as FBI Agent #1
  • Brian Hutchison known as FBI Agent #2
  • Tom Hanks known as James B. Donovan
  • Joshua Harto known as Bates
  • Henny Russell known as Receptionist
  • Rebekah Brockman known as Alison – Donovan's Secretary
  • Alan Alda known as Thomas Watters Jr.
  • John Rue known as Lynn Goodnough
  • Billy Magnussen known as Doug Forrester
  • Amy Ryan known as Mary Donovan
  • Jillian Lebling known as Peggy Donovan
  • Noah Schnapp known as Roger Donovan
  • Eve Hewson known as Carol Donovan
  • Joel Brady known as Police Officer – Brooklyn Courthouse
  • Austin Stowell known as Francis Gary Powers
  • Michael Pemberton known as Lie Detector Test Administrator
  • Jesse Plemons known as Joe Murphy
  • Geoffrey Rude known as Pilot in Motel Room #1
  • Michael Kempen known as Pilot in Motel Room #2
  • Michael Gaston known as Agent Williams
  • Dakin Matthews known as Judge Byers
  • Stephen Kunken known as William Tompkins
  • Scott Shepherd known as Hoffman
  • Jon Curry known as Agent Somner
  • Wes McGee known as U2 Pilot
  • Jim C. Ferris known as Bailiff
  • Lucia Ryan known as Crying Girl
  • Nolan Lyons known as Classroom Boy #1
  • Hayley Feinstein known as Classroom Girl #1
  • Victoria Leigh known as Classroom Girl #2
  • Sawyer Barth known as Classroom Boy #2
  • Ashlie Atkinson known as Classroom Teacher
  • Haley Rawson known as Teacher
  • Laurie Dawn known as Secretary on Subway
  • Andy Schneeflock known as Gentleman on Subway #1.
  • James Lorinz known as Gentleman on Subway #2
  • Patricia Squire known as Older Lady on Subway
  • Mario Corry known as Clerk
  • Donavon Dietz known as Foreman
  • Le Clanché du Rand known as Millie Byers
  • Mike Houston known as Man in Courtroom
  • Joe Starr known as Courthouse Reporter #1
  • Hamilton Clancy known as Courthouse Reporter #2
  • Jonathan Walker known as Courthouse Reporter #3
  • Greg Nutcher known as NYPD Lieutenant
  • Tracy Howe known as Angry NYPD Cop
  • Edward James Hyland known as Justice Warren
  • John Taylor known as Radio Newscaster
  • Steven Boyer known as Marty
  • John Henry Cox known as Partner at Watters Law Firm
  • Mark Zak known as Soviet Judge – Powers' Trial
  • Victor Schefé known as Soviet Translator
  • Peter McRobbie known as Allen Dulles
  • Will Rogers known as Frederic Pryor
  • Daniela Schulz known as Family #1 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Moritz Berg known as Family #1 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Emma Nazahn known as Family #1 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Matthias Scherwenikas known as Family #2 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Greta Galisch de Palma known as Family #2 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Matilda Palma Galisch known as Family #2 at Berlin Wall Construction
  • Nadja Bobyleva known as Katje
  • Kai Meyer known as East German Soldier #1
  • Kristoffer Fuss known as East German Soldier #2
  • Thomas Hacikoglu known as East German Soldier #3
  • David Wilson Barnes known as Mr. Michener
  • Joe Forbrich known as Pinker
  • Henning Bormann known as Prison Official
  • Ketel Weber known as Checkpoint Soldier #1
  • Maik Rogge known as Checkpoint Soldier #2
  • Tim Morten Uhlenbrock known as Checkpoint Soldier #2
  • Rafael Gareisen known as East German Youth #2
  • Matthias Gärtner known as East German Youth #1
  • Nico Ehrenteit known as East German Youth #3
  • Radik Golovkov known as Soviet Embassy Receptionist
  • Petra-Maria Cammin known as Helen Abel
  • Luce Dreznin known as Lydia Abel
  • Michael Schenk known as Cousin Drews
  • Mikhail Gorevoy known as Ivan Schischkin
  • Sebastian Koch known as Wolfgang Vogel
  • Wanja Götz known as Soviet Guard #1
  • Stefan Langel known as Soviet Guard #2
  • Vladimir Vilanov known as Soviet Guard #3
  • Ivan Shvedoff known as 2nd Soviet Interrogator
  • Merab Ninidze known as Soviet Main Interrogator
  • Konstantin Frolov known as Soviet Director / Official
  • Steve Cirbus known as Michael Verona
  • Michael Kranz known as Checkpoint Guard #1
  • Max Kidd known as Checkpoint Guard #2
  • Frederic Heidorn known as East German Guard Pryor
  • Nils Malten known as East German Guard Donovan
  • Nina Gummich known as Hilton Waitress
  • Burghart Klaußner known as Harald Ott
  • Max Mauff known as Ott's Secretary
  • Jon Donahue known as Agent Faye
  • Martin Dew known as CIA Agent – Glienicke Bridge
  • Ron Komora known as Justice Lafayette Black
  • Joachim Paul Assböck known as East German Officer (uncredited)
  • Guy Ayad known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Stephen Badalamenti known as Man Yelling (uncredited)
  • Helen Brackel known as Classmate (uncredited)
  • Gregory M. Brown known as Next Door Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Marko Caka known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Phil Cappadora known as FBI Agent (uncredited)
  • Peter Conboy known as Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Ethan Coskay known as Classmate (uncredited)
  • Vincent Cucuzza known as FBI Agent (uncredited)
  • John Davis known as Astoria Kid (uncredited)
  • Dennis Duswalt known as Federal Marshal (uncredited)
  • Scott Eliasoph known as Juror (uncredited)
  • James Farley known as FBI (uncredited)
  • Cliff Ferraro known as Subway Stairs Walker (uncredited)
  • Keri Flaherty known as Natalie (uncredited)
  • Isaac Galizio known as Astoria Kid (uncredited)
  • Michael Wren Gucciardo known as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
  • Michael Simon Hall known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Marc A. Hermann known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Kohzer known as CIA Agent (uncredited)
  • Brenda Kuciemba known as Subway Passenger (uncredited)
  • David Lamberton known as Supreme Court Reporter (uncredited)
  • Lilianna LaVertu known as Classmate (uncredited)
  • Isabella LeBlanc known as Student (uncredited)
  • Paul Jude Letersky known as Lunch Box Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Will MacAdam known as Thomas Watter's Law Assoc. (uncredited)
  • Doris McCarthy known as Upscale Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Kevin Medina known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Mdivani Monroe known as Juror (uncredited)
  • Joseph Daniel Murphy known as Classmate (uncredited)
  • Jon Necaj known as Boy in yard & in the street (uncredited)
  • J. T. O'Connor known as Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Phil Oddo known as Court Attendant (uncredited)
  • John Ohkuma known as FBI Agent (uncredited)
  • Jon L Peacock known as Subway Stairs Walker (uncredited)
  • Craig Joseph Pisani known as Subway Rider (uncredited)
  • Michael Power known as NYPD (uncredited)
  • David L. Price known as Vopo Commanding Officer (uncredited)
  • Rainer Reiners known as Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Casey Roberts known as Neighborhood Boy (uncredited)
  • Nancy Ellen Shore known as Neighbor on Lawn (uncredited)
  • Robert Shulman known as Storekeeper / Sanitation Worker (uncredited)
  • D.J. Silver known as Umbrella Man (uncredited)
  • Chris Sirois known as Subway Passenger (uncredited)
  • Chris Theisinger known as Hilton Guest (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Thomas known as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Junes Zahdi known as Officer (uncredited)
  • James Zeiss known as Courtroom Reporter / Subway Passenger (uncredited)
  • Leonard Zimmerman known as Sharp Elbowed Reporter (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Mitchell Beck known as key hair stylist: New York
  • Judy Chin known as makeup department head
  • John Jack Curtin known as hair stylist
  • Sanja Milic known as makeup artist
  • Grete Pfleger known as additional makeup/hair: crowd
  • Margarita Rasbasch known as additional make-up/hair: crowd
  • Björn Rehbein known as key makeup artist
  • Petra Schaumann known as key hair artist germany
  • Valeska Schitthelm known as makeup & hair crowd supervisor
  • Jenna Smith known as additional hair stylist
  • Jenna Smith known as additional make up artist

Art Department:

  • Joseph A. Alfieri Jr. known as construction coordinator: New York Unit
  • Aimee Athnos known as art department coordinator: set decoration
  • Annie Atkins known as graphic designer
  • Sam Bader known as art deptartment pa
  • Billy Baker known as set dresser
  • Friederike Beckert known as store manager: additional
  • Roman Berger known as stand-by carpenter
  • Julia Bilbao known as set decoration pa
  • Katya Blumenberg known as assistant art director
  • Yves Boczek known as store manager
  • Josef Brandl known as set designer
  • Michael Bruno known as set dresser
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist
  • David L. Bush known as set dresser (as Dave Bush)
  • Gabu Camilo known as props
  • Philip Canfield known as leadman
  • Chris Cochran known as construction grip
  • James Cowley known as sculptor
  • Michael Düwel known as managing director: art department studio babelsberg
  • Enzo Enzel known as set dec painter
  • Enzo Enzel known as standby painter
  • Leon Fechner known as set dec assistant
  • Vincent Fellegara known as set dresser
  • Michael Fissneider known as set designer
  • Eckart Friz known as property master: Germany
  • Max Grafe known as camera scenic
  • Emma Grattan known as graphics trainee
  • Sandy Hamilton known as property master
  • Ryan Heck known as assistant art director
  • Julia Heymans known as art department coordinator
  • Cathleen Hoffmann known as Art Department Coordinator
  • Corinne Iasilli known as set dresser
  • Kim Jennings known as supervising art director: supervising art director us
  • Kimberly Kachougian known as assistant decorator
  • Christopher Kay known as scenic artist
  • John Michael Kehoe known as set dresser
  • Thierry Labbe known as leadman
  • Liliana Lambriev known as graphic designer: Schein Berlin
  • Carolin Langenbahn known as set dec coordinator
  • Jessica LeNoble known as set dresser
  • Jana Liptak known as scenic artist
  • Malte Mann known as prop driver: Germany
  • Kathryn C. McGinnis known as Scenic Foreman
  • Johanna Muench known as model maker
  • Shawn Mulligan known as best boy construction grip
  • Rachel Nemec known as scenic artist
  • Rafal Osinski known as set construction: Poland
  • Rebecca Perrenod known as Scenic Charge Artist
  • Michael Powsner known as props
  • Melanie Reichert known as construction buyer
  • Christopher Santilli known as construction grip
  • Cindy Schnitter known as prop maker
  • Tobias Schroeter known as propmaker
  • Till Sennhenn known as standby props: Germany
  • Hugh Sicotte known as illustrator
  • Gemma Stratton known as assistant standby props: Germany
  • Glenn Strauss known as gang boss
  • Kasia Swiezak known as assistant set decorator
  • Maria Szynkarczuk known as set dresser: Poland
  • Mark Tierney known as construction foreman
  • Ryan Webb known as props
  • Simon Weisse known as prop maker
  • Travis Wright known as on-set dresser
  • Ulrich Zeidler known as illustrator
  • Tim Zydel known as set dresser

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Amblin Entertainment
  • DreamWorks SKG
  • Fox 2000 Pictures
  • Marc Platt Productions
  • Participant Media
  • Reliance Entertainment
  • Studio Babelsberg (co-production)
  • TSG Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • DreamWorks SKG  funding
  • Henry's International Cuisine  catering
  • Hollywood Records  soundtrack
  • Keslow Camera  additional camera equipment provided by
  • Lufthansa City Center Tour Atlantica Reisen & Touristik  travel agency
  • Participant Media  funding
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD editing equipment
  • Scarlet Letters  main and end titles by
  • Transportation Resources  transportation equipment
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation  funding
  • Vantage Film  camera equipment provided by

Additional Details

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2015) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2015) (UK) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2016) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2015) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2015) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Chile (2015) (Chile) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Barracuda Movie (2015) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Centfox Film (2015) (Austria) (theatrical)
  • CinemArt (2015) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. F.E. (2015) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2015) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • Touchstone Pictures (2015) (USA) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Direct Dimensions (DDI) (3D scanning)
  • Double Negative
  • Pixomondo
  • Snow Business (snow effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Kimberly Aller known as visual effects coordinator
  • Eric Bachtiar known as data operations
  • Viola Baier known as roto/prep artist: Pixomondo
  • Hamed Bank known as roto/prep artist: Pixomondo
  • Dániel Bartha known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Marc H. Berrouet known as rigging td: Double Negative Visual Effects
  • Kunal Chindarkar known as lead compositor: Double Negative Visual Effects
  • Kenneth Chua known as machmove artist: double negative
  • Kenneth Chua known as visual effects artist
  • James Galen Clark known as 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Ken Dailey known as visual effects executive producer: Double Negative
  • Nadja Ding known as matchmove artist: Pixomondo
  • Tobias Dommer known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Wes Dorough known as visual effects data wrangler: New York unit
  • Chan Ee Jien known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Sarina Ehmann known as visual effects associate producer: Pixomondo
  • Sze Jia Eng known as visual effects coordinator
  • Sean Andrew Faden known as associate plate supervisor ny: Pixomondo
  • Struan Farquhar known as visual effects editor
  • Simone Pietro Felice known as compositor trainee: Pixomondo
  • Adam Figielski known as lead digital environment artist: Pixomondo
  • Jan Fischer known as 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Tonio Freitag known as lead 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Mei Gangwen known as effects technical director: double negative
  • Matan Gantz known as digital environment trainee: Pixomondo
  • Guillaume Gaussuron known as 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Tobias Gerdts known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Walter Goh known as animator: double negative
  • Ankit Gokani known as visual effects coordinator
  • Stefan Guenther known as matchmove artist: Pixomondo
  • Varun Hadkar known as visual effects: Double Negative
  • Gunnar Heiss known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Falk Hofmann known as lead compositor: Pixomondo
  • Fabian Holtz known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Bastian Hopfgarten known as visual effects lead data wrangler
  • Andras Ikladi known as senior effects td
  • Florian Jackl known as it department: Pixomondo
  • Joni Jacobson known as visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo
  • Benjamin Jennrich known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Marc Joos known as fx artist: Pixomondo
  • Martin Jurado known as matchmove supervisor: Pixomondo
  • Dinesh K. Bishnoi known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ntana Key known as digital colorist/finishing artist: marketing
  • Christopher Kollar known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Marcin Kummer known as roto/prep artist: Pixomondo
  • Francis Leong known as fx technical director: Double Negative
  • Wayne Lim known as modelling td: Double Negative
  • Kew Lin known as roto artist: Double Negative
  • Julian Lojek known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Charlotte Loughnane known as Head of Production: Double Negative
  • Leah Low known as texture/lookdev artist and lighting td
  • Falk Lude known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Viet Luu known as visual effects associate producer
  • Francesco Antonio Maggi known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Christoph Malessa known as visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo
  • Sven Martin known as visual effects supervisior: Pixomondo
  • Stefan Mayr known as visual effects artist: double negative
  • Sebastian Meszmann known as visual effects producer: Pixomondo
  • Mona Mohr known as visual effects associate producer: Pixomondo
  • Eroc Moralls known as visual effects artist
  • Jonathan Neukirch known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Jia-Hao Ng known as matte painter: Env Artist
  • Charlie Noble known as visual effects supervisor
  • Travis Nobles known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Amey Panchal known as matchmove lead: prime focus
  • Daniel Pastore known as cg supervisor: double negative
  • Philip Pendlebury known as studio: double negative
  • Tobias Pfeiffer known as visual effects editor: Pixomondo
  • Jean Joseph Philip known as lighting technical director
  • Kilou Picard known as visual effects producer
  • Johannes Pink known as pipeline td: Pixomondo
  • Simon Pynn known as matchmove supervisor: double negative
  • Christoph Reinfels known as digital environment artist: Pixomondo
  • Manuel Rivoir known as prep artist: Pixomondo
  • Hannes Sap known as assistant colourist: Double Negative
  • Eduard Schulze-Battmann known as fx technical director: Double Negative
  • Vanessa Seow known as visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
  • Gianfranco Sgura known as compositing supervisor: Double Negative
  • Dominic Sidoli known as visual effects bidding producer: double negative
  • Anthony Sieben known as 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Yanko Slavov known as matchmove artist: Pixomondo
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects artist
  • Mark Spindler known as compositor: Pixomondo
  • Sabrina Steinert known as matchmove artist: Pixomondo
  • Ken Stewart known as digital compositor
  • Sean Stranks known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lubos Gerardo Surzin known as senior concept artist matte painter
  • Alene Tan known as visual effects coordinator
  • Alex John Tan known as lighting td: double negative
  • Wilson Tang known as digital restoration
  • Kenzo Tee known as visual effects artist
  • Shermaine Toh known as prep artist: Double Negative VFX
  • Eric Vezinet known as rendering supervisor: double negative
  • Victor Wagner known as visual effects technical director: double negative
  • Ruochen Wang known as compositor: Double Negative
  • Martin Wellstein known as 3d artist: Pixomondo
  • Sauyan Wong known as data i/o manger
  • Siyun Yi known as human ressources: Pixomondo
  • Anton Yri known as digital compositor: double negative
  • Lye Zechari known as matchmove artist: double negative
  • Madeleine Keating known as production assistant: visual effects unit (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language

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