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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Christopher Boyce was once in seminary but dropped out and later turned to a life of crime. In the TV show "Leverage," Timothy Hutton also played a man who drops out of seminary and later becomes the mastermind of a team of con artists and grifters who work outside the law as a group of latter-day Robin Hoods. See more »
In the beginning of Falcon and The Snowman, Dalton (Sean Penn) is talking to his attorney in a conference room. During the conference, Dalton's attorney refers to him as "Sean" during a heated discussion. The attorney says, "Sean" in a stern, attention getting voice. See more »
[explaining why he didn't express his unhappiness with the CIA in a more acceptable manner]
It wouldn't have made a difference. I freely chose my response to this absurd world. If given the opportunity, I would have been more vigorous.
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Due to music licensing issues, most modern home video and streaming releases of the film remove almost all of the pop songs. Only the David Bowie song over the end credits and "All Right Now" by Free remain in this version of the film. See more »
This movie does an excellent job of taking us all the way through the dark tunnel of espionage, from the inception through the ultimate reckoning. The movie's impact is made even deeper with the realization that it is based on a true story. Timothy Hutton provides us with a quality, understated performance and Sean Penn demonstrates why he is one of America's finest living actors. As with "Midnight Express," this movie should make us all think twice about doing something we shouldn't be doing in a foreign country.
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