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The Falcon and the Snowman

Christopher Boyce was a straight A student. Then he met a fellow alter boy by the name of Andrew Daulton Lee. They smoked dope, flew falcons, and sold American military secrets to the Soviet government.

But, that's only half the story.

In this episode of Biopics (Mostly) Suck, we are going to give more information behind certain scenes in the film. What really caused Christopher to commit espionage? What was the deal with Australia? Why were the Mexican police so angry at Daulton?

After that, the rest of the story is just a prison break, the American legal process, and the petty reasons prisoners are put into solitary confinement - blah, blah, blah. And, did the CIA really let Boyce and Lee continue to get away with it all?

Join us as we tell the true story behind this movie based on a true story.

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. How 'Falcon' and 'Snowman' became spies for the Soviets, plotted a prison break — and then got freed - New York Daily News (

  2. What ever happened to Andrew Daulton Lee... - Small Town, No Shoes... (

  3. The Falcon and the Fallout - Los Angeles Times (

  4. Class of 1985: "The Falcon and the Snowman" | THE FILM YAP

  5. U.S. Marshals Service, History, Capture of Christopher Boyce, Page 2 (

  6. Christopher Boyce - WikiLeaks

  7. Author - Cait Boyce & Vince Font & Christopher Boyce - Storytel

  8. Heavy meddle: Did the US interfere in Australia’s 1975 election?

  9. Brother Of Christopher Boyce Talks About Family Pain | AP News














[Biopics (Mostly) Suck does not claim ownership of the information contained in the links above. The intent for providing the links to sources above is to provide due credit.]

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