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The Falcon and the Snowman ()


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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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Christopher Boyce
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Daulton Lee
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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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Boyce Child
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Dr. Lee
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Mrs. Lee
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David Lee
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Gene
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Laurie
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Larry Rogers
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Tony Owens
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Eddie
Betty Lou Henson ...
Debra
Stanley Grover ...
NSA Inspector
Bob Arbogast ...
Guard
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Alex
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Mikhael (as Boris Leskin)
George C. Grant ...
Karpov
Anatoli Davydov ...
Guard (as Anatoly Davidov)
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Lana
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Carole
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Clay (as Dan McDonald)
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Ike (as Marvin McIntyre)
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Kenny Kahn
Tom Nolan ...
Undercover Cop
James Hardie ...
Police Interrogator
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U.S. Customs Official
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FBI Interrogator
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FBI Interrogator
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FBI Agent
Bob Nelson ...
FBI Agent
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FBI Agent
Philip Corey ...
PAN AM Clerk
Martha Campos ...
Carmen
Herbie Wallace ...
Pet Shop Owner
Steven Miller ...
Newscaster
Jeff Seyfried ...
Pool Man
Steve Duffy ...
Barman
Carlos Romano ...
Insp. Estevez
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U.S. Embassy Official
George Belanger ...
U.S. Vice Consul
Leopoldo Francés ...
Nigerian Diplomat
Abel Franco ...
Interrogator
Raúl Martínez ...
Mexican Police Sergeant
Guillermo Ríos ...
Drug Dealer
Jaime Garza ...
Raul
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
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Robert F. Kennedy (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Martin Luther King (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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John Lennon (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Richard Nixon (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Detective (uncredited)
John Sabol ...
Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Schlesinger

Written by

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Robert Lindsey ... (book)
 
Steven Zaillian ... ()

Produced by

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Michael Childers ... associate producer
John Daly ... executive producer
Gabriel Katzka ... producer
John Schlesinger ... producer
Edward Teets ... co-producer

Music by

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Lyle Mays
Pat Metheny

Cinematography by

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Allen Daviau

Film Editing by

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Richard Marden

Editorial Department

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Nick Barnard ... assistant editor
Roy Birchley ... first assistant editor
Richard Fettes ... assistant editor
Jim Howe ... assistant editor
James C. Johnson ... assistant editor
Simon Manley ... assistant editor
Sergio Ortega ... assistant editor
Adrian Trent ... assistant editor
Jonathan Lucas ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Wallis Nicita ... (as Wally Nicita)

Production Design by

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Jim Bissell ... (as James D. Bissell)

Set Decoration by

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Linda DeScenna ... (as Linda De Scenna)

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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Ken Chase ... makeup artist
Bertha Chiu ... hair stylist
Ester Oropeza ... makeup artist: Mexico

Production Management

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Luis Bekris ... production manager: Mexico
David Middlemas ... post-production supervisor
Edward Teets ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Javier Carreño ... assistant director: Mexico
Michael Childers ... second unit director
Patrick Crowley ... first assistant director
Jesús Marín ... assistant director: Mexico

Art Department

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Agustín Ituarte ... art director: Mexico (as Agustín Ytuarte)
Adalberto López ... set dresser
Antonio Mata ... property master
Ric McElvin ... lead man
Charles Stewart ... set dresser (as Chuck Stewart)
William James Teegarden ... set designer (as Jim Teegarden)

Sound Department

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Rene Borisewitz ... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
Tony Message ... foley editor
Jorge Palomino ... assistant boom operator
John Poyner ... adr editor
Nicholas Stevenson ... sound editor
David Sutton ... boom operator

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Jesus G. Duran ... special effects (as Jesus Duran Sr.)

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Malcolm Bubb ... visual effects producer
David Smith ... optical cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Greg Brickman ... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunt coordinator (as Gilbert Combs) / stunts (as Gilbert Combs)
Justin De Rosa ... stunts
Laura Harris ... stunts
Freddie Hice ... stunts

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Don Cirillo ... camera operator: falcon unit
Eric Engler ... first assistant camera
Dave Friedman ... still photographer
Mariano Garcia ... gaffer: Mexico
Pat Kirkwood ... chief lighting technician
Adolfo Lara ... head electrician
David F. Oyster ... camera operator: falcon unit
Graciano Perez ... key grip
Antonio Ramírez 'Puma' ... dolly grip (as Antonio Ramirez)
Leobardo Sánchez ... second camera operator
John Toll ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Laura Kennedy ... casting assistant
Deborah Lucchesi ... additional casting (as Debbie Lucchesi)
Pablo Palomino ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Antonio Cortés ... wardrobe
Michael Dennison ... costumer
Mitchell Ray Kenney ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard Vane ... location manager

Music Department

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Vance Anderson ... music production assistant
Marcellus Frank ... music mixer
Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Pat Metheny ... music performed by
Steve Rodby ... conductor
Eric Tomlinson ... orchestra music mixer
Lyle Mays ... music arranger (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Pat Metheny ... music arranger (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Charles Enzen ... transportation captain
Kelly Aldrich ... driver: John Schlesinger (uncredited)

Other crew

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Emilia Arau ... assistant to publicist
Michael Crane ... laboratory consultant (as Michael Q. Crane)
Steve Cunningham ... production assistant
Anatoli Davydov ... Russian advisor (as Anatoly Davidov)
Steve Duffy ... falconer
Emily Gamboa ... production coordinator: Mexico
Elizabeth Goldsmith ... intern
Vince Heileson ... production accountant
Gabriel Katzka ... presenter
Jorge Mancilla ... police traffic control: Mexico
Lou McClary ... police technical advisor
Patt McCurdy ... production coordinator
Katherine Ann Moore ... unit publicist (as Katherine Moore)
John Moran ... falconer
Ana Maria Quintana ... script supervisor
Robi Reed ... production assistant
Anna Roth ... assistant: Edward Teets
Steven Schachter ... assistant: Mr. Schlesinger (as Steve Schachter)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines They were best friends from the best of families. Then they committed a crime against their country and became the two most wanted men in America. [USA theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Falcon & the Snowman (United States)
  • La traición del halcón (Mexico)
  • Falcon & the Snowman (World-wide, English title)
  • Falcon and the Snowman (World-wide, English title)
  • The Falcon & the Snowman (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 131 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia After Andrew Lee's parole in 1998, Sean Penn hired him as a personal assistant. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Captain Midnight Broadcast Signal Intrusion (1986). See more »
Soundtracks This Is Not America See more »
Quotes [explaining why he didn't express his unhappiness with the CIA in a more acceptable manner]
Christopher Boyce: 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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