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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When Whistler (David Strathairn) and Mother (Dan Aykroyd) 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 »
In the credits and the subtitles, Dr. Elena's surname name is consistently spelled "Rhyzkov," but pronounced correctly by everyone as "Ryzhkov." "Rh" is not a phoneme that occurs in Slavic languages, and, in those languages, "Z" and "Zh" are separate letters, not interchangeable.. See more »
[Gordon tells Bishop a scientist has gotten $380,000 from Russia]
Gimme a break. We won, they lost, you know? It's been in a couple of the papers.
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After the Universal logo, the first words on screen are A TURNIP CURES ELVIS; the letters then jump onto another line one by one, solving the anagram to form UNIVERSAL PICTURES (and PRESENTS is then added). 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 »
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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