Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. Sneakers is a 1992 caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, and David Strathairn. The film marks the second collaboration between Phoenix and Poitier (the first being Little Nikita in 1988). Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier. Originally released in 1992.