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
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In 2012, the on-line magazine Slate published a series of articles about this movie commemorating the twentieth anniversary of its release. These included a piece by Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. Werner Brandes), in which he said, "I can't remember having so much fun on a movie." See more »
Bishop goes to the trouble of defeating the voice entry system, which leads him to being caught. While Carl catches up with him via the access vents, getting into them needed a decoy gardener, and sending two people into the bathroom would have attracted attention. See more »
[Crease and Mother are being held at gunpoint by two guards]
Did I ever tell you why I had to leave the CIA?
[Behind the guards, Whistler throws the van into reverse. One of the guards spins around to look, and Crease grabs his shotgun and knocks out both guards]
Motherfuckers mess with me, I'll split your head!
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In the theatrical trailer, the case members' names were first presented as anagrams, then rearranged to spell correctly. They were: fort red border - Robert Redford a york dandy - Dan Aykroyd kneel by sing - Ben Kingsely carney mend moll - Mary McDonnell rionveih irnep - River Phoenix I edit spin yore - Sidney Poitier ad variant thirds - David Strathairn See more »
The line "Who's going to save the world Marty? Greenpeace?" in the dubbed Spanish version (DVD) becomes "Who's going to save the world Marty? The military?" See more »
Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Wonderfully scored, thinking ahead of its time . . .
Despite its relative obscurity, Sneakers is quickly becoming a cult favorite of the internet generation. It's a perfect blend of romance, tech and adventure that highlights the increasing importance of information. The always beautiful Mary McDonnell as Liz doesn't hurt, either. The soundtrack is arguably the best of James Horner's film scores pre-dating Braveheart, with an ethereal jazzy feel that sets the mood from the opening credits.
For an early nineties movie, Sneakers was remarkably forward thinking in its script and plot. Many of its themes have only become more relevant with the flowering of the data network. All in all a great film for those of you who enjoy flicks like Hudson Hawk or Mission Impossible.
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