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Naive liberal politics frame the narrative of Sneakers

by Critical Commons Manager

Naive liberal fantasies such as Richard Nixon donating all his money to the marijuana legalization movement or the Republican party donating to the Black Panthers demonstrate the limits of political sophistication in Sneakers. This clip is a composite of the opening and closing sequences of the film, bridging a gap between the early days of the internet when college kids with a phone modem could hack into the Federal Reserve and the early 1990s when a sophisticated hardware decryption system is required to create the potential for total societal chaos.

Liberal fantasies through computer hacking

The opening and closing scenes of Sneakers bookend the film's technological anxiety narrative as well as its naive, liberal politics

from Sneakers (1992)
Creator: Phil Alden Robinson
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Posted by Critical Commons Manager