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Sneakers (1992)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  9 September 1992 (USA)
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Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

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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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Héroes por azar  »

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$51,433,000 (USA)
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The fictional Coolidge Institute located in Palo Alto, CA is a reference to the Hoover Institute on the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto, CA. However, the Hoover Institute is more of a political policy think tank and Stanford's SRI is more similar in its nature. See more »

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Gregor: Uh, new title: "Cultural Attache."
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Excellent actors, awesome score, stunning visually
11 March 2000 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Sneakers is, and has been, one of my favorite movies for years. I saw it on Showtime, and I had to buy it on VHS. Soon after the release of DVD, I bought the DVD version and I watch it ALL the time. This movie is awesome in all aspects. I love the cast, and I love the music. I have the soundtrack on CD, and Branford Marsalis on sax adds so much to the movie and its entire mood. As for the story...funny, exciting, thought- provoking. I made a comment about the visuals, I think they were exciting as well. The camera shots and all, hard to explain, but I love it. I especially love the shots at the start of the movie in the snow, that scene as a whole, camera angles, music, lighting---awesome. What I don't get about the movie is this---how come Redford has to ask his off and on "girlfriend" what encryption is? I thought he was a hacker!? There are a few other times in the movie where he and his "crew" ask questions about computer subjects it seems they should know everything about. I never understood that. Well, that's that....I think the movie is a must see.


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