People: May 7, 1984

"Falconers are loners for the most part. It's just them and the bird." Timothy Hutton, 23, should know. He spent six months in Santa Cruz, Calif., last year learning the ancient art of falconry to gain insight into the character of Christopher Boyce, the devoted falconer and former altar boy who in 1977 was sentenced to 40 years for passing U.S. military secrets to the Soviet Union. Hutton, known for such films as Ordinary People and Iceman, likes portraying Boyce in The Falcon and the Snowman, due out at the end of the year, rather than again playing "the typical angry...

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