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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

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

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialize 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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A burglar, a spy, a fugitive, a delinquent, a hacker, and a piano teacher... and these are the good guys. See more »


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

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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes por azar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,433,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,233,000
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1.85 : 1
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The only film starring David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell that is not directed by John Sayles. They also appeared in Matewan (1987) and Passion Fish (1992). See more »

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To circumvent the thermal security sensors, the temperature in Cosmo's office is raised to 98.6° F to match normal internal body temperature. Coming from a normal room temperature environment, Bishop's exposed skin would have been only about 91° to 94°, and his clothing even cooler, about 85° to 89°. This may have been enough of a difference to set off the alarm. The office should only have been warmed up to about 90°. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gunter Janek: I'm sorry. It's just, I have this work.
Dr. Elena Rhyzkov: [pushes him down and tears open her blouse] I'll give you something to work, baby!
Dr. Gunter Janek: OK. Just for a little while.
Dr. Elena Rhyzkov: [kisses him and closes the window blinds] Oh, Gunter!
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Crazy Credits

Next, BLOND RHINO SPANIEL becomes (A) PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON (FILM). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) See more »

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Flamenco Sketches
Written and Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Guilty Pleasure
14 March 2005 | by 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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