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Sneakers [1992] (1 disc)

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Director:Phil Alden Robinson
Writer:Lawrence Lasker
Phil Alden Robinson
Walter F. Parkes
Composer:James Horner
Length:126 minutes
(2 hours 6 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:84%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Family
  • Action
  • Sci-Fi
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Synopsis: A special team is hired to pull off an important "sneak".


Reaction: Good story. Great tension. Wonderful interpersonal moments.


Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
Phil Alden Robinson => Director / Writer
Lawrence Lasker => Writer
Walter F. Parkes => Writer
James Horner => Composer
Amy Benedict => NSA Agent Mary
Ben Kingsley => Cosmo
Bodhi Elfman => Centurion S&L Night Guard
Dan Aykroyd => Mother
David Strathairn => Erwin 'Whistler' Emory
Donal Logue => Dr. Gunter Janek
Eddie Jones => Buddy Wallace
Gary Hershberger => College-Aged Bishop
George Hearn => Gregor
James Earl Jones => NSA Agent Bernard Abbott
Jo Marr => College-Aged Cosmo (as Jojo Marr)
Lee Garlington => Dr. Elena Rhyzkov
Mary McDonnell => Liz
River Phoenix => Carl Arbegast
Robert Redford => Martin 'Marty' Bishop
Sidney Poitier => Donald Crease
Stephen Tobolowsky => Dr. Werner Brandes
Time Winters => Homeless Man
Timothy Busfield => Dick Gordon

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Mother wears a T-shirt bearing the name "Aleka's Attic", a band formed by co-star River Phoenix.
  • When Liz goes to the Dim Sum bar with Werner Brandes under the assumed name of Dorris, there is a group of singers singing the song Leroy Brown in Chinese. In the English version of the song, Leroy Brown gets in trouble over a girl named Dorris.
  • The term commonly used to describe information fishing (like trying to get a person to accidentally divulge their password) as applied by hackers, is Social Engineering.
  • For a brief instant during the confrontation in Cosmo's office, the gun that Liz is holding has the slide back, indicating that it is empty.