After his father (Pat Hingle) finds him a job at the CIA, Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) discovers the less reputable side of the American government through handling classified documents. As he grows increasingly disillusioned, Boyce decides to sell the information to the Russians in an act of defiance. A drug-addicted friend of Boyce's, Daulton Lee (Sean Penn), becomes involved in the plot and acts as a middleman between Boyce and the Soviets, but the erratic Lee fails to cover his tracks. Cast and Crew: Starring Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton and Pat Hingle. Directed... by John Schlesinger. Awards and Reviews: Winner of the 1986 NSA award for Best Actor (Sean Penn 3rd place) A clever, poignant spy film that avoids formulaic action in favour of human drama Film4 A fresh and invigorating political thriller eFilmCritic.com [show more]
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John Schlesinger directs this American spy thriller starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn. In 1977, civilian defence contractor Christopher Boyce (Hutton) becomes disillusioned with the government following the Vietnam war and America's meddling in the internal affairs of Australia. Taking advantage of the lax security at his place of work, Boyce steals some sensitive documents and sells them to the Soviet Union, using his drug dealing friend Daulton Lee (Penn) as a courier. However, the duo's involvement with the KGB does not go unnoticed by the CIA, who determine to bring them to justice.