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
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When Whistler and Mother break into the air traffic control computer, the map displayed is part of the actual airspace above the San Francisco Bay Area. Groups of five letters are airspace fixes and groups of three are airports. See more »
While the guys are videotaping Janek working in his office, he gets up to open the door to let Dr. Elena Rhyzkov in, and you can see the electronic keypad on the door. However, no one in the team notices it. Later, we see Bishop practicing picking a standard door lock, and when he arrives at the door, the electronic lock is a surprise to everyone. Since they are able to zoom in on Janek's keyboard when they are trying to get his password, they could have zoomed in on the door to see the electronic keypad, and been prepared for it. See more »
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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