Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story

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 played by William Hurt 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 ...
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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 played by William Hurt 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 everything 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • UPC: 024543084631
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: VHS

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
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