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Story

Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn play two young men from wealthy families who sell government secrets to the Russians. Based on the true story of Christopher Boyce (Hutton) and Daulton Lee (Penn), this is sometimes edgy, occasionally humorous, and ultimately heartbreaking. Boyce, whose job it is to guard top-secret government papers, becomes disillusioned with the United States and decides to make a deal with the Soviets. His partner in espionage is propelled by less-ideal reasons for his acts, as Penn plays a grungy drug addict in it for the money. An intelligent script is matched on two counts: by John Schlesinger's tight direction and by provocative performances by both actors. --Rochelle O'Gorman

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Timothy HuttonChristopher Boyce
Sean PennDaulton Lee
Pat HingleMr. Charlie Boyce
Joyce Van PattenMrs. Boyce
Richard DysartDr. Lee
Priscilla PointerMrs. Lee
Chris MakepeaceDavid Lee
Dorian HarewoodGene
David SuchetAlex
Drew SnyderFBI Interrogator
Michael IronsideFBI Agent
John RatzenbergerDetective

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: John Schlesinger
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 132 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 25, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 1, 1999
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