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Sneakers (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  11 September 1992 (USA)
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A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.

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Rated PG-13 for brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes por azar  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$51,433,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Wonderfully scored, thinking ahead of its time . . .
15 November 1998 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Despite its relative obscurity, Sneakers is quickly becoming a cult favorite of the internet generation. It's a perfect blend of romance, tech and adventure that highlights the increasing importance of information. The always beautiful Mary McDonnell as Liz doesn't hurt, either. The soundtrack is arguably the best of James Horner's film scores pre-dating Braveheart, with an ethereal jazzy feel that sets the mood from the opening credits.

For an early nineties movie, Sneakers was remarkably forward thinking in its script and plot. Many of its themes have only become more relevant with the flowering of the data network. All in all a great film for those of you who enjoy flicks like Hudson Hawk or Mission Impossible.

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