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The Falcon and the Snowman

1984 - R - 2:11
Vestron Video
Directed by John Schlesinger
Timothy Hutton
Sean Penn

In unanimously acclaimed performances, oscar-winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Daniel) and dynamic Sean Penn (Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Racing With The Moon) bring extraordinary depth to director John Schlesinger's (Gorky Park) true-to-life espionage thriller The Falcon And The Snowman. Christopher Boyce (Hutton) And Daulton Lee (Penn) were boyhood friends. As we meet them in their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary, much to hs father's disappointment, and has taken a job at TRW. He is soon promoted to dealing with the company's top secret defense files, where he finds out about the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway paroled heroin addict, kept on the run between the U.S. and Mexico by the law and his narcotic deals. Boyce is driven by ideological disillusionment, Lee by greed and the need for excitement - together they enter the dangerous, deadly game of selling national secrets to the Russians. With each operation, the stakes get higher, the risks loom larger. Until The Falcon And The Snowman find that the game has no winners. A True Story.

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