What's the Difference between Bridge of Spies the Book and Bridge of Spies the Movie?

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Bridge of Spies

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Released: 2010
Author: Giles Whittell

Bridge of Spies

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Released: 2015
Director: Steven Spielberg
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In the Book In the Movie
Rudolf Abel
Rudolf Abel
Portrayed by: Mark Rylance
Reino Häyhänen
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Barbara Powers
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Oliver Powers
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James Donovan
James Donovan
Portrayed by: Tom Hanks
Francis Gary Powers
Francis Gary Powers
Portrayed by: Austin Stowell
Wolfgang Vogel
Wolfgang Vogel
Portrayed by: Sebastian Koch
Mary Donovan
Mary Donovan
Portrayed by: Amy Ryan
Frederic Pryor
Frederic Pryor
Portrayed by: Will Rogers
Ivan Schischkin
Ivan Schischkin
Portrayed by: Mikhail Gorevoy
Marvin Makinen
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Bridge of Spies Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   After returning to Russia, Abel was employed by the Illegals Directorate of the KGB's First Chief Directorate, giving speeches and lecturing school children on intelligence work Nothing is said about Abel's life after returning to Russia
   Abel is naked when arrested. Abel is arrested while dressed in underwear.
   Frederic Pryor was 28 years old when arrested exiting a woman's apartment while trying to deliver a message. Frederic Pryor is depicted as 25 when arrested while in possession of a camera in East Germany near the wall.
   This did not happen. Donovan's house is subjected to a drive by shooting after the verdict.
   While walking to the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin, Donovan spots a gang of youths but manages to avoid them. Donovan is accosted by a gang of young men who steal his overcoat.
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