The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by John Schlesinger
Starring Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton

MGM/UA Home Video | August 1, 2006 | DVD

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Based on a actual incident, "The Falcon and the Snowman" is a tale of espionage about two upper-middle class kids who, in 1977, became spies for the Soviet Union. Disillusioned with the American government, college student Daulton Lee begins stealing classified information from his workplace. With the help of his boyhood friend, strung-out cocaine addict/dealer Christopher Boyce, Lee begins selling government secrets to the Soviets.

Video Release: August 1, 2006

Theatrical Release: 1985

Runtime: 132

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: MGM/UA Home Video

UPC: 027616779229

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by John Schlesinger
Starring Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton

Video Release: August 1, 2006

Theatrical Release: 1985

Runtime: 132

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: MGM/UA Home Video

UPC: 027616779229


Edition Description
  • Surround Sound, Stereo, Dolby Surround, Dolby
  • Closed Captioned
  • Colour, Color
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

Based on a actual incident, "The Falcon and the Snowman" is a tale of espionage about two upper-middle class kids who, in 1977, became spies for the Soviet Union. Disillusioned with the American government, college student Daulton Lee begins stealing classified information from his workplace. With the help of his boyhood friend, strung-out cocaine addict/dealer Christopher Boyce, Lee begins selling government secrets to the Soviets.

Description

Two young men, one a drop-out seminary student, and the other a heroin addict, become involved in international espionage for very different reasons, but with the same disastrous result. Based on a true story.

Notes

Theatrical Release: January 25, 1985.
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