The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for the Soviets, aided by his scruffy buddy, Daulton; it can't last, though, and the consequences are tremendous for Boyce and his family. Written by
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The Falcon & The Snowman. A True Story.
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Did You Know?
In 1986, this movie became associated with one of the most famous hacking incidents in television history. On the night of April 27, 1986 at about 12:30am, a Florida satellite TV dealer named John MacDougall was working late at Central Florida Teleport which up-links pay cable services to satellites. At the time, he was up-linking "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" but before he left, he pointed the dish directly upwards toward the location of HBO's Galaxy 1 satellite and for four and a half minutes, East Coast subscribers who has been watching The Falcon and the Snowman saw a message on a colored test pattern which read: GOODEVENINGHBO FROM CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT $12.95/MONTH? NO WAY! [SHOWTIME/MOVIECHANNEL BEWARE!]. MacDougall had performed the stunt as a protest of satellite subscribers being forced to pay higher fees than regular cable subscribers. He turned himself in, was charged a $5,000 fine and placed on one year probation. See more
During the border crossing, a 1978-80 Buick Regal coupe is seen although the film took place between 1974-1977. See more
Let me ask you now. These, these clothing. Would this be considered formal clothing for your country? Is this the average garb?
It's, er, garbage.
Referenced in Bully
LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE
Written by J.W. Alexander
and Zelda Samuels
Performed by J. Geils Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./ABKCO Music Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more