The Falcon and the Snowman

Synopsis: The true story of Christopher Boyce, a young All-American man whose job as a guard for sensitive documents shatters his faith in his country and leads him to a sometimes comic, sometimes chilling sideline as a spy for the Soviets, aided by his scruffy buddy, Daulton; it can't last, though, and the consequences are tremendous for Boyce and his family.
Director(s): John Schlesinger
Production: Orion
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
R
Year:
1985
131 min
52 Views

Well?

If you have a better idea,

I'd love to hear it.

I don't think you have

the faintest clue what to do.

-Well, you could ask!

-I'm asking.

Here.

You're to report 9 o'clock

Monday morning.

Here is $10.

Get yourself a haircut.

I don't know what this is, Coach,

but... I'm sure it's great!

You're welcome, son.

RTX Credit. Authorization code, please.

Yes, we show derogatories,

credit and criminal.

-You're early.

-You're late.

Chris.

Chris Boyce, Larry Rogers.

-How's it going?

-OK. Pretty good. How are you doing?

I've been saying to Larry that we'd better

make things more interesting for you

or we'll lose you.

-Going back to school?

-Yes, sir. I plan to next year.

-Medicine.

-Law.

Yeah, that's right. Right. That's excellent.

That's excellent?

I don't know your father.

He's Director of Security

over at Strata Research.

-Retired FBI.

-Yeah, I know.

Good.

That's good.

-Debra.

-Hi!

-Hi. You got a minute?

-Sure.

Get out my personal file, please.

-Chris, you know I can't do that.

-I won't tell anyone, I promise. Please?

-Come on...

-I don't have your access code.

I owe you one.

Wait a second.

"File closed. Under review."

We've been checking into your

background for some time, Mr. Boyce.

You're quite an impressive young man.

Do you ever hear anybody

talking about birds here?

Birds?

No, sir.

The Black World?

At lunch? Or in the men's room?

You never overheard anybody

mentioning Black World projects?

-Just gossip.

-No, sir.

Know why that is?

They don't exist.

At least, not as far as anyone without

government clearance is concerned.

Do you want to do me a favor

and sign this piece of paper for me?

It's backwards.

The Black World is a codename for

a family of covert surveillance satellites.

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