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Sneakers (1992)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo Marr ...
College-Aged Cosmo (as Jojo Marr)
Carl Arbogast
Centurion S&L Night Guard
Bank Teller
Hanyee ...
Bank Secretary
Dick Gordon
Buddy Wallace
Homeless Man
Jun Asai ...
Piano Prodigy


Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the Government after all... Written by Graeme Roy <gsr@cbmamiga.demon.co.uk>

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To trust can be murder. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The computer in the room off of Cosmo's office in the PlayTronics building (the one that looks like a circular bench) is actually a Cray Y-MP, a multi-million dollar supercomputer that was one of the worlds fastest computers at the time the film was made. See more »


When Liz and Werner Brandes are dining in Chinatown late into the night, it is clearly getting light outside the window at one point, but then returns to being dark. See more »


[Mother walks into the room and triggers the motion sensor]
Donald Crease: This is what's in Cosmo's office. Best motion sensor on the market.
Mother: And watch this.
[he breathes in front of the sensor, and it goes off]
Donald Crease: Also responds to thermal differentials.
Martin Bishop: Does this have a happy ending?
Mother: Oh, yeah. We can wrap you in a full-body suit of neoprene, heat-resistant rubber. Or we can raise the temperature in Cosmo's office to 98.6 degrees - which is probably what we'll have to do, because the neoprene would suffocate you....
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Guilty Pleasure
14 March 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

There are a bunch of movies which might not be GREAT, but really good, and you can watch them over and over again. Rainy day movies. "Sneakers" is without a doubt such a movie.

It is a lightweight caper which gets into a higher division thanks to the acting: Redford is always good, as is Strathairn, Kingsley and McDonnell. The other actors do a really good job as well, but these four stand out in my opinion.

There are twists and turns in the script, Great San Francisco locations and lots of underplayed humor in this film, all contributing to that the movie can be seen several times.

Take it for what it is, and you'll have a really good time in front of the TV.

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