Sneakers


Character: Liz

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Written by: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes

Produced by: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes

Cast Members: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones

Released date: September 11, 1992

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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.

Movie Quotes

The man who folded this tube of Crest is looking for someone meticulous, refined. Anal.
[everyone turns around]
What?

[Dr. Brandes is cooking for Liz] It’s hot in here. Maybe I’ll just open this window a little bit.

In Mary’s words…

Oh, my God! Who wouldn’t love that? And then I was the only gal! How do you not like that when it’s people like Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd… I mean, let’s go on and on, right? [Laughs.] And there was little old me in the middle of all of it! And I got to dance with all of ’em? Come on! It just couldn’t have been more fun!

But I have to say that the one and only time as an actress where I went to my first day of work and I became a blithering idiot when faced with a movie star was when I sat down at the table read and I suddenly had to be Robert Redford’s ex-girlfriend. It came my turn to talk, and I have to say that I think I went [Makes a stuttering, coughing sound.] I mean, it didn’t come out. Like, nothing came out. I turned bright red. And of course Bob, being Bob, got such a kick out of it that he just kind of said, “Are you, uh, having a little trouble there?” And the whole table knew was going on. I just couldn’t believe I was sitting across the table from Robert Redford! I mean, I was in love with Robert Redford as a girl. It was like, “What? There he is? And I’m here? How did this happen?!?” I thought I was being punk’d. [Laughs.] I don’t think that feeling ever quite left me through the entire production. So I had to take a very deep breath and do some meditating and yoga before I shot scenes with him… because it was Robert Redford. [Laughs.] It was! Oh, dear, oh, dear. I can still feel it… [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]

Script developed by Never Enough Design