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Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

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Cast

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Jo Marr ...
College-Aged Cosmo (as Jojo Marr)
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Carl Arbogast
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Centurion S&L Night Guard
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Bank Teller
Hanyee ...
Bank Secretary
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Dick Gordon
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Buddy Wallace
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Homeless Man
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Liz
Jun Asai ...
Piano Prodigy
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Storyline

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

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Héroes por azar  »

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$51,433,000 (USA)
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Director Phil Alden Robinson graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York. Union College is used as the backdrop for the college scene at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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[Mother walks into the room and triggers the motion sensor]
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[he breathes in front of the sensor, and it goes off]
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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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