History Film / Sneakers

23rd Sep '17 8:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Werner Brandiss, shortly after being described as the world's most boring man, is revealed to be a BarryManilow fan.

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* TakeThat: Werner Brandiss, shortly after being described as the world's most boring man, is revealed to be a BarryManilow Music/BarryManilow fan.
21st Sep '17 12:36:24 PM bitemytail
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* RecordedSplicedConversation: Playtronics headquarters uses voice keys to unlock doors. The hacker team sets up one Playtronics employee on a blind date with their accomplice, Liz, and she transmits the entire conversation back to the team. They cut and splice the recording into a copy of the voice key, which works to get one of them into Playtronics.
30th Aug '17 6:09:55 AM cluosborne
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--> '''Cosmo''': Five years ago, yes, we could trust the Russians not to go running to the FBI, or if they did, we could trust the FBI not to believe them. But nowadays, we can't trust anyone.

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--> '''Cosmo''': '''Cosmo''': Five years ago, yes, we could trust the Russians not to go running to the FBI, or if they did, we could trust the FBI not to believe them. But nowadays, today... we can't trust anyone.anybody.
9th May '17 11:27:52 PM Golondrina
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: JamesHorner's score at the climax of the movie ("The Escape/Whistler's Rescue" on the soundtrack album) makes a blind man trying to drive a truck across a parking lot sound like a miracle on par with Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}} levitating the bikes over the police roadblock. And you get to hear it again during the end credits track.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: JamesHorner's Music/JamesHorner's score at the climax of the movie ("The Escape/Whistler's Rescue" on the soundtrack album) makes a blind man trying to drive a truck across a parking lot sound like a miracle on par with Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}} levitating the bikes over the police roadblock. And you get to hear it again during the end credits track.
16th Apr '17 4:47:34 PM IronicMouse
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* FalseFalseAlarm: During the bank break-in at the beginning, the team deliberately sets off a fire alarm. When the guard calls for help, Whistler (who has taken over the phone system) cons him into thinking it's a false alarm so the rest of the team can carry out the mission.
4th Apr '17 10:48:43 AM eroock
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* CompromisingCall: Martin is using an AirVentPassageway inside an enemy-controlled building. A guard is moving along a corridor under him while searching for him. Martin's partner Crease calls him on his radio, making enough noise that the guard hears it and Martin's location is revealed. The guard starts shooting into the ceiling with his shotgun to try to kill him.
28th Mar '17 3:18:36 PM StClair
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* Karl Arborgast (Creator/RiverPhoenix), a college delinquent and gadget-master.

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* Karl Carl Arborgast (Creator/RiverPhoenix), a college delinquent and gadget-master.



* AirVentPassageway: In the finale, Martin tries to get out this way. It ''almost'' works, but the people looking for him have very good hearing. It does work earlier in the film for Karl, though.

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* AirVentPassageway: In the finale, Martin tries to get out this way. It ''almost'' works, but the people looking for him have very good hearing. It does work earlier in the film for Karl, Carl, though.



* FiveManBand: Marty is TheHero, Crease is TheLancer, Mother is the BigGuy, Whistler is the SmartGuy, Karl is the TagalongKid and Liz is TheChick.

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* FiveManBand: Marty is TheHero, Crease is TheLancer, Mother is the BigGuy, Whistler is the SmartGuy, Karl Carl is the TagalongKid and Liz is TheChick.



* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Karl dresses as a gardener to get inside the Playtronics building by pretending to need to use their bathroom.

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* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Karl Carl dresses as a gardener to get inside the Playtronics building by pretending to need to use their bathroom.



* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Inverted. Upon being offered anything they want in exchange for covering up the NSA's role in this affair, Karl asks for the phone number of the hot NSA chick holding him at gunpoint. She's so flattered she actually agrees.

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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Inverted. Upon being offered anything they want in exchange for covering up the NSA's role in this affair, Karl Carl asks for the phone number of the hot NSA chick holding him at gunpoint. She's so flattered she actually agrees.
16th Nov '16 1:22:00 PM prodigygirl
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* [[Foreshadowing/LiveActionFilms Foreshadowing]]: Early in the film, a security guard is watching Creator/OrsonWelles' ''Film/TouchOfEvil''. Pay attention to the brief piece of audible dialogue.

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* [[Foreshadowing/LiveActionFilms Foreshadowing]]: Early in the film, a security guard is watching Creator/OrsonWelles' ''Film/TouchOfEvil''. Pay attention to the brief piece of audible dialogue.dialogue:
16th Nov '16 1:21:34 PM prodigygirl
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-->'''Vargas''': I looked in that box, just now. [disbelievingly] There wasn't anything there.
7th Oct '16 9:09:46 PM tahna_los
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: When Buddy and Dick toss Martin out of their car after the meeting with Cosmo, Alcatraz is visible in the background, signalling the criminal mess Martin is now in.


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* SmashCut: A pristine view of Mary's residence is suddenly taken over by Martin and co's equipment to make the call to the NSA.
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