The Falcon and the Snowman
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: John Schlesinger
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-779229
Running time: 2:11 (131 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 07, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#589)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 06, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Academy Award™ winner* Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People) and Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking) deliver "superb performances" (Variety) in a true-story spy thriller that is "scathing, arresting" (The New York Times) and laced with white-knuckle excitement. From Oscar® winners** John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), the film blows the lid off the modern-day American dream with its riveting story of two young men of privilege, money and ambition who end up selling out their country, ruining their families and destroying their lives.

Chris Boyce (Hutton) works a low-level job at a defense plant where he uncovers documents that prove that the C.I.A. is secretly coercing foreign governments. He confides in his conniving, fast-talking friend, Andrew Daulton Lee (Penn), a reckless drug dealer and user, who convinces him to sell this information to the Soviets for big bucks. Lee boldly cuts a deal with the KGB, but soon the stakes spin out of control as the Soviets up the ante, Lee descends further into drug abuse, and the C.I.A. prepare to take the informants down!

*1980: Supporting Actor, Ordinary People
** Schlesinger: 1969, Director, Midnight Cowboy;
Zaillian: 1993, Writing, Schindler's List
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Schlesinger....Director
Writing
Robert Lindsey....Original Material By
Steven Zaillian....Screenwriter
Production
John Daly....Executive Producer
Gabriel Katzka....Producer
John Schlesinger....Producer
Cinematography
Allen Daviau....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard Marden....Film Editor
Music
Pat Metheny....Composer
Lyle Mays....Composer
Sound
Rene Borisewitz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Nicholas Stevenson....Sound Editor
Art
Albert Wolsky....Costume Designer
James D. Bissell....Production Designer
Agustin Ytuarte....Art Director
Ken Chase....Make-up Artist
Jesus Duran Sr.....Visual Effects
Antonio Cortes....Costume Designer
Ester Oropeza....Make-up Artist
Cast
Timothy Hutton....Christopher Boyce
Sean Penn....Daulton Lee
Pat Hingle....Mr. Boyce
Joyce Van Patten....Mrs. Boyce
Boyce Children
Rob Reed
Rob Newell
Karen West
Arturo Comacho
Annie Kozuch
Richard Dysart....Dr. Lee
Priscilla Pointer....Mrs. Lee
Chris Makepeace....David Lee
Dorian Harewood....Gene
Mady Kaplan....Laurie
Macon McCalman....Larry Rogers
Jerry Hardin....Tony Owens
Nicholas Pryor....Eddie
Betty Lou Henson....Debra
Stanley Grover....NSA Inspector
Bob Arbogast....Guard
David Suchet....Alex
Boris Leskin....Mikhael
George C. Grant....Karpov
Anatoly Davidov....Guard
Lori Singer....Lana
Jennifer Runyon....Carole
Daniel McDonald....Clay
Marvin McIntyre....Ike
Sam Ingraffia....Kenny Kahn
Tom Nolan....Undercover Cop
James Hardie....Police Interrogator
Burke Byrnes....U.S. Customs Official
FBI Interrogators
Vic Polizos
Drew Snyder
F.B.I. Agents
Michael Ironside
Bob Nelson
Arthur Taxier
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....Inspector Estevez
Valerie Wildman....U.S. Embassy Official
George Belanger....U.S. Vice Consul
Leopoldo Frances....Nigerian Diplomat
Abel Franco....Interrogator
Raul Martinez....Police Sergeant
Guillermo Rios....Drug Dealer
Jaime Garza....Raul