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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The warehouse set, in which the characters are having a party after getting the device, is modeled on the set of the warehouse party in The Conversation (1974). See more »
When Bishop is practicing lock picking on the way to Janek's office he is only using a pick to manipulate the lock. This wouldn't work as you also need a tension tool to hold the pins in place once you have set them with the pick. With his method the pins would simply spring back into place as soon as he removed the pick. See more »
Before we begin, something we need to clear up. Most firms of this kind are staffed with ex-law enforcement types, but your team, it's...
I know, kind of different.
Yes, you are.
Darryl Roscow, also known as "Mother." Eighteen months at Denimmoore for breaking and entering.
Yeah, he was framed. But he's got the best hands in the business.
[opens another file]
Carl Arbogast, age 19. Caught breaking into the Oakland City School District computer to change his grades.
I know, ...
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After the closing credits, and after the MPAA rating, a smiley-face appears, and then a directive to visit Universal Studios in Hollywood. See more »
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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