This fact-based, UK made-for-TV spy thriller deals with the supposed defection to the West of enigmatic KGB officer Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
CIA agent Steve Daley (Tommy Lee Jones) suspects that Nosenko (Oleg Rudnik) is actually a Soviet plant, charged with spreading false information. Daley spends years trying to discredit him, but Nosenko has an answer for everything and refuses to break even when he's caught in a lie. Daley's failure to resolve the case may ruin what had been a brilliant career.
Intelligently written and well acted, with Jones showing the star quality that later made hi...