Directed by John Schlesinger • 1985 • United States
Starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle
Christopher Boyce (Timothy Hutton) works a at a defense plant, where he uncovers documents that prove that the CIA is secretly coercing foreign governments. He confides in his friend, Daulton Lee (Sean Penn), a reckless drug dealer and addict, who convinces him to sell this information to the Soviets. Lee boldly cuts a deal with the KGB, but soon the stakes spin out of control as the Soviets up the ante, Lee descends further into drug abuse, and the CIA prepare to take the informants down.