Spy Game is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The film grossed $62 million in the United States and $143 million worldwide on a $115 million budget, and received mostly positive reviews from film critics.


In 1991, the United States and China are close to a major trade agreement, with the President due to visit China to seal the deal. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) learns that its asset Tom Bishop has been arrested at a People's Liberation Army prison in Suzhou and will be executed in 24 hours, unless the U.S. government claims him and bargains for his release. Bishop's actions, unsanctioned by the CIA, risk jeopardizing the agreement. A group of CIA executives summon Nathan D. Muir, a veteran case officer and Bishop's mentor, who plans to retire from the Agency at the end of the day. While purportedly interviewing Muir to learn his history with Bishop, the executives seek a pretext for not intervening on Bishop's imprisonment. Unknown to them, Muir was tipped off about Bishop's capture by fellow CIA veteran Harry Duncan in Hong Kong.

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    contentLocation Beirut East Berlin George Bush Center for Intelligence Hong Kong Suzhou Vietnam West Berlin
    director Tony Scott
    editor Christian Wagner
    genre action political thriller
    keywords arrest bomb build capture case officer central intelligence agency china cia cnn code name dear john letter deputy director for operations deputy director of cia for operations director of central intelligence drive east germany end exile fcc federal communications commission federal government of the united states helicopter pilot intelligence agency lebanon liberation army marine corps mi6 military officer north vietnam north vietnamese military people\'s army of vietnam people\'s liberation army phone call photojournalism photojournalist president president of the united states rescue rescue mission rescue team retirement home seal secret intelligence service true identity u.s. government united kingdom united states united states dollar united states marine corps scout sniper united states navy seals vietnam war war of the camps wound
    musicBy Harry Gregson-Williams
    nomination Satellite Award for Best Original Score
    producer Douglas Wick Marc Abraham
    productionCompany Beacon Pictures
    publisher Beacon Pictures Universal Pictures
    recordedAt Berlin Budapest Czech Republic Hong Kong Lloyd's building Morocco Oxford Castle Prague Regent's Park Shepperton Studios Simon Fraser University Vancouver
    theme political thriller security and surveillance spy war