The Falcon and the Snowman

"Excellent"

The Falcon and the Snowman Review


Underseen (and true) spy drama set in the early 1970s, The Falcon and the Snowman tells the perplexing tale of Christopher Boyce (Hutton), a low-level document controller who filtered reams of material to the Soviet Union. His mistake? Using his coked-up drug pusher buddy (Penn) as his bagman. As Penn's character falls apart, so does the plan. And in a way, so does the film. While most of Falcon is great, some of it drags and doesn't make sense. Still, you do get to hear a bit about Boyce's motivation: His conscience, which told him to expose the CIA for some of its more nefarious and off-topic activities. A good companion piece to better-known thrillers of the era like All the President's Men.


The Falcon and the Snowman

Facts and Figures

Run time: 131 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th January 1985

Production compaines: Orion Pictures, Hemdale Film

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Christopher Boyce, as Daulton Lee, as Mr. Charlie Boyce, as Mrs. Boyce

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