Ah yes, Benedict Cumberbatch at his best. He plays a British salesman who is approached by the CIA and MI5 to be an underground courier during the time of the Cuban missile crisis in the Kennedy administration. At first he doesn’t want to do it – but he eventually relents. He befriends a Russian agent who looks out for him. And the film ends as he returns the favor to the best of his ability. A true story of an exceptionally loyal friendship.

I was in high school at this time and I remember being quite concerned.