Robert Redford stars as veteran CIA agent Nathan Muir in this thriller from Tony Scott (TOP GUN, ENEMY OF THE STATE). Set in 1991, Muir expects his last day before retirement to be an easy one. Instead, he finds that his protégé, Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt), is being held on espionage charges in a Chinese prison will be executed in 24 hours. A seasoned agent, Muir has played spy games for a long time and quickly realizes that the CIA may not be acting in Bishop's best interest. Even as an agency committee is grilling Muir, he is secretly working to secure his former charge's freedom. Action-packed flashbacks establish the relationship between the two men: their first meeting during the Vietnam War, Muir's recruitment of Bishop following the war, Bishop's training and early missions in Berlin, and an important operation in Beirut. Similarly, the flashbacks trace the evolution of Bishop from an eager, brand-new agent in 1975 to a disillusioned veteran in the mid-1980s who is at odds with his mentor, Muir. This last layer of conflict adds extra suspense to SPY GAME, as Muir must decide whether to help his old friend or take the easy way out.
Harry Gregson-Williams - Composer, SPY GAME (2001)
Douglas Wick - Producer, GLADIATOR (2000)
Catherine McCormack - Actress/"Loaded"
Stephen Dillane - Actor/"Heading Home"
Brad Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
William Bradley Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Norris Spencer - Production Designer, SPY GAME (2001)
Tony Scott - British director, TOP GUN/ENEMY OF THE STATE
Armyan Bernstein - Screenwriter/Director/Prod.
Barry Armyan Bernstein - Screenwriter/Director/Prod.
Christian Wagner - Editor, SPY GAME (2001)
Robert Redford - Actor/director/producer
Charles Robert Jr. Redford - Actor/director/producer
James W. Skotchdopole - Producer
Louise Frogley - Costume Designer, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
David Arata - SCREENWRITER\"FROG"
Michael Frost Beckner - Author, SPY GAME (2001)
Thomas A. Bliss - executive producer
Thomas Bliss - executive producer
Daniel Mindel - Director of Photography, SPY GAME (2001)
Dan Mindel - Director of Photography, SPY GAME (2001)
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 127
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 025192155222
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: R (MPAA) (language, some violence, and brief sexuality)
- Release Date: September 2015
Theatrical release: November 21, 2001
"...The film is brimming with plots, counterplot, dossiers, and sinister corrupt priorities....A stylishly moody and jacked-up cloak-and-dagger adventure..." - 11/30/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.55-6
"...Mr. Scott has an eye for sharp images and cool stuff....SPY GAME is seamlessly and crisply edited..." - 11/21/2001 New York Times, p.E1
"...[SPY GAME] produces Robert Redford's most engaging performance in years..." - 11/19/2001 Variety, p.39-44
"...Viewers may be justifiably dazzled by the film's grand tour of exotic locations....Surely for most filmgoers the appeal of SPY GAME will lie in the Redford-Pitt pairing. Both look smashing..." - 02/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.61-2
"...[A] tautly written, beautifully executed thriller....SPY GAME hinges on the perfect symmetry of Redford and Pitt....It's a thrill to watch here..." - 11/21/2001 Chicago Sun-Times, p.46