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The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

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Mr. Charlie Boyce
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Mrs. Boyce
Rob Reed ...
Boyce Child
Rob Newell ...
Boyce Child
Karen West ...
Boyce Child
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Boyce Child (as Arturo Comacho)
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Dr. Lee
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David Lee
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Gene
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Laurie
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Storyline

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 Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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drugs | soviet union | spy | cia | embassy | See All (52) »

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They came from the best of families. And they committed the worst of crimes. [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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A Traição do Falcão  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,358,846, 27 January 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,100,000
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Trivia

The third of four appearances by Timothy Hutton where he plays someone fighting the system. The first two were Taps (1981) & Turk 182! (1985) and the last one would be Leverage (2008). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) The scene where Chris walks into work and several close-ups are shown of incoming telex transmissions has some date discrepancies. The very first telex shown right before Chris walks in the door has a date stamp of March 2nd, 1976 while others in the scene say September 9th, 1974. Also the cipher card he pulls out of the binder that day is marked for September 1st, 1974. See more »

Quotes

Daulton Lee: How many guys do you know who's best friend is also their priest?
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Connections

References The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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Drugs and politics make poor bedfellows
29 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Excellent drama about 2 alienated, spoiled punks who go afoul of the federal government, each for his own reasons. One, a druggie, just wants to score some bucks for his next fix, but the other has a far more sinister agenda fueled in part by a resentment of his father. Good performances and a hot script makes this a winner.


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