The Falcon and the Snowman

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Overview

John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christopher Boyce Timothy Hutton is an all-American boy, studying for the priesthood in a seminary. But Boyce decides to drop out of school, and with the help of his father Pat Hingle, a FBI agent, he gets a job working for the CIA in a message-routing center. While reading the messages, Boyce ...
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Overview

John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christopher Boyce Timothy Hutton is an all-American boy, studying for the priesthood in a seminary. But Boyce decides to drop out of school, and with the help of his father Pat Hingle, a FBI agent, he gets a job working for the CIA in a message-routing center. While reading the messages, Boyce is shocked to learn that the CIA is involved in fixing Australian elections. Watching the Watergate hearings on television, he feels an ever-mounting sense of outrage at the arrogance of the U.S. government and decides to do something about it. Deciding to supply the CIA messages to the Russians, he enlists his childhood friend Daulton Lee Sean Penn to help him. Lee is to deliver the CIA secrets to a Russian operative David Suchet at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City. But Lee is an unreliable drug dealer, and his sloppy spy trail leads the two old friends into more trouble than they bargained for.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1999
  • UPC: 027616775832
  • Original Release: 1985
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Hutton Christopher Boyce
Sean Penn Daulton Lee
David Suchet Alex
Lori Singer Lana
Pat Hingle Mr. Boyce
Dorian Harewood Gene
Richard Dysart Dr. Lee
Mady Kaplan Laurie
Macon McCalman Larry Rogers
Boris Leskin Mikhael
George C. Grant Karpov
Jennifer Runyon Carole
Joyce Van Patten Mrs. Boyce
Priscilla Pointer Mrs. Lee
Chris Makepeace David Lee
Bob Arbogast Guard
George Belanger U.S. Consul
Burke Byrnes U.S. Customs Agent
Martha Campos Carmen
Philip Carey Pan Am Clerk
Arturo Comacho Boyce Child
Anatoly Davydov Guard
Steve Duffy Barman
Leopoldo Frances Nigerian Diplomat
Abel Franco Interrogator
Jaime Garza Raul
Stanley Grover NSA Inspector
James Hardie Police Interrogator
Jerry Hardin Tony Owens
Lara Harris
Betty Lou Henson Debra
Sam Ingraffia Kenny Kahn
Michael Ironside F.B.I. Agent
Annie Kozuch Boyce Child
Raul Martinez Police Sergeant
Daniel McDonald Clay
Marvin J. McIntyre Ike
Stephen E. Miller Newscaster
Bob Nelson F.B.I. Agent
Rob Newell Boyce Child
Tom Nolan Undercover Cop
Vic Polizos FBI Interrogator
Nicholas Pryor Eddie
Rob Reed Boyce Child
Guillermo Rios Drug Dealer
Carlos Romano Inspector Estevez
Jeff Seyfried Pool Man
Drew Snyder F.B.I. Interrogator
Arthur Taxier F.B.I. Agent
Herbie Wallace Pet Shop Owner
Karen West Boyce Child
Valerie Wildman U.S. Embassy Official
Technical Credits
John Schlesinger Director, Producer
James D. Bissell Production Designer
David Bowie Songwriter
Greg Brickman Stunts
Ken Chase Makeup
Michael Childers Associate Producer
Gilbert Combs Stunts
John Daly Producer
Allen Daviau Cinematographer
Justin Derosa Stunts
Laura Harris Stunts
Fred Hice Stunts
Gabriel Katzka Producer
Richard Marden Editor
Lyle Mays Score Composer
Pat Metheny Group Score Composer
Jim Teegarden Set Decoration/Design
Edward Teets Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Zaillian Screenwriter
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    first class spy thriller

    The Falcon and The Snowman is truly a spy thriller/drama worth watching by anyone who enjoys edge-of-your-seat and ''thinking person's'' movies. Both Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn do some of their best work in this film about two childhood friends from good families who enter the thrilling and dangerous world of espionage. This is just the film that fans of spy movies like Three Days Of The Condor, Sneakers, or any James Bond film. Movie fans may have to search high and low to find this at their neighborhood video store, but the film is well worth the search!

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