Sneakers (Collector's Edition)

Closed Capationed Starring: Sidney Poitier & Robert Redford Director: Phil Alden Robinson  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
We could tell you what it's about. But then, of course, we'd have to kill you.
Sneakers (Collector's Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Collectors Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/01/1992
"...Lively, pertinent fun..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/09/1992
"...There are good qualities to the movie. The break-ins are directed with skill and imagination by Phil Alden Robinson, and his screenplay gives the characters some interesting things to say..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...An enjoyable techno comedy romp..."

Plot Synopsis:

A computer expert heads a team of renegade hackers who test security systems. His past comes back to haunt him when government agents blackmail the "Sneakers" into carrying out a covert operation: track down an elusive black box filled with national security secrets.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Buddies | Politics | Scams And Cons | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Color by DeLuxe; shot in a widescreen process.
  • The "Sneakers" writing team of Phil Alden Robinson, Walter Parkes and Larry Lasker also wrote "WarGames" (1984). Their script for "WarGames" received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The idea for "Sneakers" was first pitched in 1983. At that time Robinson had never directed a feature film, but by 1992, when he was slated to helm "Sneakers", he already had two directing credits under his belt: "In the Mood" (1987) and the surprise hit of 1989, "Field of Dreams".
  • Steve Grumette was credited as Computer Effects Supervisor on the film.
  • One of the last screen appearances for actor River Phoenix, who died in West Hollywood, California, age 23.
  • Former CIA agent John Strauchs worked with the screenwriters through twelve script rewrites, advising them on the most up-to-date technological innovations. He, like the character Martin Bishop, helps business and government secure both premises and computer secrets. He deliberately put mistakes in some of the film's information so as not to help "train" criminals.

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  • Sales Rank: 71,894
  • UPC: 025192330421
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