Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story

Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story

Director: Lawrence Schiller

Cast: Lawrence Schiller, William Hurt, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn

     
 
Originally presented in two parts by the CBS network, Master Spy is the true story of Robert Hanssen, a disgruntled FBI agent who for 20 years systematically sold out his country to the former Soviet Union. The film depicts Hanssen as hyper-intelligent and hyper-sensitive, frustrated by what he perceives to be the mediocrity of his fellow federal agents (at one

Overview

Originally presented in two parts by the CBS network, Master Spy is the true story of Robert Hanssen, a disgruntled FBI agent who for 20 years systematically sold out his country to the former Soviet Union. The film depicts Hanssen as hyper-intelligent and hyper-sensitive, frustrated by what he perceives to be the mediocrity of his fellow federal agents (at one point in the story, Hanssen's boss advises him to "dumb down" if he hopes to survive in the Agency). Hanssen's self-imposed lofty standards and values are somewhat at odds with his rather kinky sexual preferences, and with his habit of spending far more than he earns. In danger of losing everyone he owns due to improvident financial transactions, Hanssen proves to be ripe for plucking by the Soviet KGB, which offers him wealth beyond his wildest dreams if he will simply transfer top secret information to the Russians. Throughout his career of duplicity and treachery, Hanssen enjoys the unswerving loyalty of his wife Bonnie (Mary-Louise Parker), who remains blissfully ignorant of his double-agent activities until the day of his arrest. Scripted by the inimitable Norman Mailer, Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story aired over two consecutive weekends, on November 10 and 17, 2002.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
UPC:
0024543070511
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
2:02:00

Special Features

Director's commentary ; Deleted scenes ; Behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Hurt Robert Hanssen
Mary-Louise Parker Bonnie Wauck Hanssen
David Strathairn Jack Hoschouer
Ron Silver Mike Fine
Peter Boyle Howard
Aaron Michael Lacey Russian Guard
Hilit Pace Priscilla Galey
Wayne Knight Walter Ballou
Lev Prygunov Leonid Shebarshin
Barry Flatman Leroy Wauck
Eugene Lipinski Stanislav Androsov
Kate Trotter Vivian
Nola Augustson Frances Wauck
Sarah LaFleur Kimberly Lichtenberg
Cara Pifko Jane Hanssen
David Macniven Special Agent Johnston
Terra Vnesa Sue Hanssen

Technical Credits
Lawrence Schiller Director,Executive Producer
Kay Hoffman Producer
Norman Mailer Teleplay
Laurence Rosenthal Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Fourth Floor
2. No Traction
3. The New Agent
4. Too Ambitious
5. Howard's Handouts
6. Bob's Secret
7. Pictures of Bonnie
8. Mysterious Items
9. A Gift from Garcia
10. The Delivery System
11. A Spy Worth the Money
12. An Occasion of Sin
13. Priscilla
14. Hong Kong
15. Priscilla's Seduction
16. Hanssen's Recruit
17. Gifts for Priscilla
18. Crazy Times
19. Priscilla's Decision
20. Suspended
21. Priscilla's Word
22. Impulsive
23. Howard's Confession
24. The Hidden Camera
25. The New Son-in-Law
26. Back to Spying
27. It's Hanssen
28. Under Surveillance
29. Under Arrest
30. Another Woman
31. Life
32. End Titles

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