Phil Alden Robinson (“Field of Dreams”) directed Sidney Poitier in “Sneakers” (1992), which co-starred Robert Redford, River Phoenix, Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn and Dan Aykroyd. Sidney Poitier is going to play Crease!” I heard him literally drop the phone and yell, “Mom! Sidney Poitier’s going to be in the movie!”Q: “Sneakers” wasn’t exactly lacking star power — Robert Redford was the lead. Robert Redford is there, but there was no one like Sidney Poitier. He’s one of the handful of the people I think of: He wasn’t just a good man; he was a great man.
Source: Los Angeles Times January 13, 2022 19:03 UTC