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Sneakers (1992)

Rating:PG-13
Genre:Comedy, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:September 9, 1992
Running time:126 minutes
Cast:Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, River Phoenix
Director:Phil Alden Robinson
Producer:Lawrence Lasker
Writer:Lawrence Lasker, Phil Alden Robinson
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: In this tech-thriller from director Phil Alden Robinson, a group of five renegade computer hackers, led by Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), are hired by the government to steal a black box, containing a code-breaking machine, from the mathematician who invented the device. The government is able to persuade Martin to take the job by convincing him that they will drop a decades-old federal warrant for his involvement in computer fraud. Martin agrees and he takes his team on the mission, eventually taking the box. Shortly after the hackers have stolen the device, the mathematician turns up dead. Before long, the quintet realize that they've gotten themselves into more than they'd originally bargained for, as Bishop's old rival Cosmo (Ben Kingsley) enters into the fold. The eclectic ensemble also includes River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and James Earl Jones.~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

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