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Amputee: Minor Films  
TitleFalcon and the Snowman, The (1984)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityAmputee VERY MINOR
CountryUSA
Length130
GenreTrue story
Rating3
DirectorJohn Schlesinger
CastTimothy Hutton Sean Penn Pat Hingle
NotesA true tale of two Americans passing secrets to the Russians. Near the beginning Penn's character does a drug deal in Mexico with a guy who is a above knee amputee. He hides the drugs in his prosthetic leg and gets through U.S. customs with no hassle from a customs officer who is a fellow Vietnam vet. Parts of the film are interesting but the script is generally a mess leaving one unclear what the spying is about. And concentrates on the moral dilemmas of Boyce. It's also a pity to see Penn going over the top in some scenes. As I remember it the book of this true story is much more interesting.

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