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John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) is an all-American boy, studying for the priesthood in a seminary. But Boyce decides to drop out of school, and with the help of his father (Pat Hingle), a FBI agent, he gets a job working for the CIA in a message-routing center. While reading the messages, Boyce is shocked to learn that the CIA is involved in fixing Australian elections. Watching the Watergate hearings on television, he feels an ever-mounting sense of outrage at the arrogance of the U.S. government and decides to do something about it. Deciding to supply the CIA messages to the Russians, he enlists his childhood friend Daulton Lee (Sean Penn) to help him. Lee is to deliver the CIA secrets to a Russian operative (David Suchet) at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City. But Lee is an unreliable drug dealer, and his sloppy spy trail leads the two old friends into more trouble than they bargained for. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:January 25, 1985

Cast

Timothy Hutton
as Christopher Boyce
Sean Penn
as Daulton Lee
David Suchet
as Alex
Lori Singer
as Lana
Pat Hingle
as Mr. Boyce
Dorian Harewood
as Gene
Richard Dysart
as Dr. Lee
Mady Kaplan
as Laurie
Macon McCalman
as Larry Rogers
Boris Leskin
as Mikhael
Jennifer Runyon
as Carole
Joyce Van Patten
as Mrs. Boyce
Priscilla Pointer
as Mrs. Lee
Chris Makepeace
as David Lee
Philip Carey
as Pan Am Clerk
Herbie Wallace
as Pet Shop Owner
Leopoldo Frances
as Nigerian Diplomat
Sam Ingraffia
as Kenny Kahn
Bob Arbogast
as Guard
Abel Franco
as Interrogator
Anatoly Davydov
as Guard
Annie Kozuch
as Boyce Child
Stanley Grover
as NSA Inspector
Michael Ironside
as F.B.I. Agent
Stephen E. Miller
as Newscaster
Drew Snyder
as F.B.I. Interrogator
Jaime Garza
as Raul
Tom Nolan
as Undercover Cop
Nicholas Pryor
as Eddie
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Ike
George Belanger
as U.S. Consul
Jeff Seyfried
as Pool Man
Carlos Romano
as Inspector Estevez
Lara Harris
Rob Newell
as Boyce Child
Burke Byrnes
as U.S. Customs Agent
Karen West
as Boyce Child
Arturo Comacho
as Boyce Child
Martha Campos
as Carmen
Valerie Wildman
as U.S. Embassy Official
Guillermo Rios
as Drug Dealer
Bob Nelson
as F.B.I. Agent
Jerry Hardin
as Tony Owens
Arthur Taxier
as F.B.I. Agent
Vic Polizos
as FBI Interrogator

Crew

John Schlesinger
Director
John Schlesinger
Producer
Gabriel Katzka
Producer
John Daly
Producer
Edward Teets
Producer
Robert Lindsey
Book Author
Steven Zaillian
Screenwriter
Allen Daviau
Cinematographer
Pat Metheny
Composer (Music Score)
David Bowie
Songwriter
Lyle Mays
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Marden
Editor
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Michael Childers
Associate Producer
Jim Teegarden
Set Designer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Justin Derosa
Stunts
Fred Hice
Stunts
Greg Brickman
Stunts
Michael Dennison
Costumes Supervisor
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