The Falcon and the Snowman

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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

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.

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The Falcon and the Snowman Rating

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