Ken AshfordPopular Culture1 Comment

One of my favorite movies, Sneakers, is 20 years old this year, and I'm glad to see that it has a solid, if not small, fan base.  

For those who haven't seen it, it is a caper movie with an amazing cast, script, and score. 

Despite a cast which included Robert Redford, James Earl Jones, David Straitham, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Dan Ackyroyd, and Ben Kingsley, Sneakers wasn't noticed much when it came out, which is why I am surprised that I'm not the only one who remembers it fondly today.  Slate has a series of articles on it:

Sneakers Paints a Surprisingly Unflattering Portrait of the ’60s Counterculture

What the Characters in Sneakers Have in Common with Steve Jobs

Why Sneakers Inspires Such Bizarrely Devoted Fans

How the 1992 Cyber Caper Sneakers Predicted the Information Age

I can’t remember ever having so much fun on a movie: Stephen Toblowsky