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The Falcon and the Snowman [Blu-ray] [1985]

  • SKU: 26003312
  • Release Date: 01/13/2015
  • Rating: R
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    The Falcon and the Snowman
    John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) is an all-American boy, studying for the priesthood in a seminary. But Boyce decides to drop out of school, and with the help of his father (Pat Hingle), a FBI agent, he gets a job working for the CIA in a message-routing center. While reading the messages, Boyce is shocked to learn that the CIA is involved in fixing Australian elections. Watching the Watergate hearings on television, he feels an ever-mounting sense of outrage at the arrogance of the U.S. government and decides to do something about it. Deciding to supply the CIA messages to the Russians, he enlists his childhood friend Daulton Lee (Sean Penn) to help him. Lee is to deliver the CIA secrets to a Russian operative (David Suchet) at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City. But Lee is an unreliable drug dealer, and his sloppy spy trail leads the two old friends into more trouble than they bargained for. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Timothy Hutton
      Timothy Hutton - Christopher Boyce
    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn - Daulton Lee
    • David Suchet
      David Suchet - Alex
    • Lori Singer
      Lori Singer - Lana
    • Pat Hingle
      Pat Hingle - Mr. Boyce



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    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent film that stays with you

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      Moviefan86
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      This film is based off facts. It's eassentially two kids who get in way over their heads. They're essentially selling secrets to another country. It's a solid film and well acted.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent DVD

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      Roadswitcher
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      I collect older DVDs and whenever I find one that I do not have, as long as the storyline (and price) is interesting, I'll buy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      BoulderBay
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      Good movie based on an actual case. This DVD was on sale and well worth adding to your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Thought Provoking

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      BigBobsPlace
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      An interesting story line. Reasonably well acted. Makes one think of what could be.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      so so movie

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      AppleryeJack
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      Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn were dynamic at times, the book is much greater.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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