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  • The Jump (2020)
  • 84 min | Documentary, History
The Jump (2020)
84 min | Documentary, History

In 1970 Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka made a desperate leap for freedom from his Soviet vessel to a US Coast Guard cutter, but the Americans sent him back - inciting one of the Cold War's most complex and suspenseful political blunders.
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Director
Writers
Josh Alexander (story consultant) | Giedre Zickyte
Cinematographer
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Release date
Nov 26, 2021 (United States)

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Cast

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20 cast members
Name Known for
Walter Cronkite
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Simas Kudirka
Self - Radio Operator - Sovetskaya Litva Self - Radio Operator - Sovetskaya Litva   See fewer
Richard Nixon
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ralph W. Eustis
Self - Commander - USCGC Vigilant Self - Commander - USCGC Vigilant   See fewer
Paul E. Pakos
Self - Executive Officer - USCGC Vigilant Self - Executive Officer - USCGC Vigilant   See fewer
Vytautas Urbonas
Self - KGB Interrogator Self - KGB Interrogator   See fewer
Robert M. Brieze
Self - New Bedford Seafood Producers Association (archive footage) Self - New Bedford Seafood Producers Association (archive footage)   See fewer
Daiva Kezys
Self - Lithuanian American Self - Lithuanian American   See fewer
Grazina Paegle
Self - Lithuanian American Self - Lithuanian American   See fewer
S. Paul Zumbakis
Self - Robert Hanrahan's Speechwriter Self - Robert Hanrahan's Speechwriter   See fewer
Robert P. Hanrahan
Self - U.S. Representative from Illinois (archive footage) Self - U.S. Representative from Illinois (archive footage)   See fewer
Gerald Ford
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Henry Kissinger
Self (as Henry A. Kissinger) Self (as Henry A. Kissinger)   See fewer
Fletcher Brown
Self - Chief of Staff - U.S. Coast Guard (archive footage) Self - Chief of Staff - U.S. Coast Guard (archive footage)   See fewer
William B. Ellis
Self - Rear Admiral - U.S. Coast Guard (archive footage) Self - Rear Admiral - U.S. Coast Guard (archive footage)   See fewer
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