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Les experts (1992)

Sneakers (original title)
Tous publics | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 January 1993 (France)
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.
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Centurion S&L Night Guard
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Bank Teller
Hanyee ...
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Liz
Jun Asai ...
Piano Prodigy
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Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialize in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption systems around the world, and that the agents who hired them didn't work for the government after all. Written by Graeme Roy <[email protected]>

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A burglar, a spy, a fugitive, a delinquent, a hacker, and a piano teacher... and these are the good guys. See more »


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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$51,433,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,233,000
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Trivia

When Whistler and Mother break into the air traffic control computer, the map displayed is part of the actual airspace above the San Francisco Bay Area. Groups of five letters are airspace fixes and groups of three are airports. See more »

Goofs

The "180 IQ" guy, Brandes, is listed in his computer profile as being blond and having blue eyes. In the bar, he is brown-haired and has brown eyes. See more »

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Mother: Okay, boss, this LTX-71 concealable mike is part of the same system that NASA used when they faked the Apollo Moon landings. They had the astronauts broadcast around the world from a sound stage at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernadino, California. So it worked for them, shouldn't give us too many problems.
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Next, BLOND RHINO SPANIEL becomes (A) PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON (FILM). See more »


Soundtracks

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Written by Jim Croce
Performed by George Cheung (as George Kee Cheung)
Chinese Translation by George Cheung (as George Kee Cheung)
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Interesting hacker movie for its time
24 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Given that this came out in 1992, the level of technology in it is amazing. I watched this twice, the latest in 1999, and still am amazed at some of the things they can do with computers. Of course, some hacking techniques are commonplace and outdated now, but it is still engrossing to see these acts in action.

Watching it a second time gives you a sense of perspective though. Back then, to think that a chip that can control the world was preposterous, but now, with almost everything microchip-controlled, and the ubiquity of the Internet, that thought is not too farfetched.

Talking in movie terms, this ranks as one of the better ones that center around computers. There is some solid acting, and though there are sub-plots within the main plot, they do not grow so much so as to overwhelm the main storyline, which is basically a group of men hired to find the chip-that-controls-everything.


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