Sneakers (Blu-ray) (1992)

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  • Release Date: 07-14-2015
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Overview

Robert Redford leads an all-star cast in SNEAKERS, one of the most satisfying cryptography thrillers ever embedded with espionage and betrayal.

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Computer expert Martin Bishop (Redford) heads a team of renegade hackers including a former CIA employee (Sidney Poitier), a gadgets wizard (Dan Aykroyd), a young genius (River Phoenix) and a blind soundman (David Strathairn), who are routinely hired to test security systems. When government agents blackmail the "sneakers" into carrying out a covert mission of tracking down a top-secret black box, Bishop's team find themselves embroiled in a dangerous operation. Along with his former girlfriend (Mary McDonnell), they make a stunning discovery - the device has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world. With factions from all sides willing to murder for the box, Bishop and his team embark on their most dangerous assignment ever in this exhilarating high-tech caper directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams).
Two politically-minded whizkids pull off a daring computer caper in the Sixties, but, by a serendipitous twist of fate, only one of them gets caught. Twenty years later, the lucky half of that daring duo has set himself up in business as the leader of an oddball group of computer hackers who test security systems for big companies. But when agents from the NSA (National Security Agency) catch up with him, he must agree to send his team on a top secret, i.e. illegal, mission to recapture an invaluable decoding device. This powerful "black box" would allow anyone possessing it, including the Russians, the ability to access or alter whatever information they wanted to -- in the entire cyberspace galaxy. But things are not quite as they appear to be, and our aging hero soon realizes he must look into his own past to unlock the biggest secret of all.
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.
Theatrical Release Date 1992
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    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.
  • Release Date
    07/14/15
  • Theatrical Release
    1992
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

Total Film 08-01-2000 "...An enjoyable techno comedy romp..."
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..."
Rolling Stone 10-01-1992 "...Lively, pertinent fun..."

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