Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies tells the story of how a Russian spy named Vilyam “Willie” Genrikhovich Fisher and an American U-2 pilot named Gary Francis Powers wound up being exchanged for each other during the Cold War. While the movie is labeled as “Inspired by True Events” it is worth noting that the few alterations of what really happened in no way detract from this telling.
[rating=3]Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Austin Stowell, Chris Lowell, Max Adler, Delvon Roe and Claire Richards Writer(s): Jim Burnstein and Garrett K. Schiff Director(s): Danny Mooney
In 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, while here on Earth, dozens (maybe hundreds) of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam got so-called “Dear John” letters from their girlfriends back home. They’re called Dear John letters because during WWII, most letters from the girl back home began “My dearest Johnny” or “My darling” or something equally affectionate and sugar-coated. When a letter started with the terse “Dear John”, soldiers knew it was bad news.