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The Analysis of Sneakers In one of the most interesting films that I have ever seen I viewed the movie Sneakers produced by Universal and directed by Phil Alden Robinson This film is one of my all time favorites which I viewed again for the purpose of discussion in which there are many instances of political concepts that coincide with GVPT200 The concepts of zero-sum gain vulnerability interdependence and creating a hegemon power are all examples that can be seen in the movie The movie Sneakers revolves around the main character Martin Bishop who a is computer expert played by Robert Redford as he heads a team of renegade hackers - including a former CIA employee a gadgets wizard a young genius and a blind soundman The group who are routinely hired to test security systems are all somehow linked to the government in some way whether by former employees or by having some contact with the law Bishops past comes back to haunt him when government agents blackmail the sneakers into carrying out a covert operation tracking down an elusive black box The black box is said to have significant power but no one really knows much more than that Bishops team retrieves the box and makes a stunning discovery - the device can break into any computer system in the world With factions from all sides willing to kill for the powerful box life becomes a little complicated for team The movie provides many small twists and turns that provide for great plot A concept that is seen in the movie that pertains to our class is the zero-sum gain theory This theory is that when one country gains power in return another country must lose some of its power These views are seen and believed through the realist perspective An example of this can be seen that even if a small country that has relatively small amounts of power gains
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