Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another Movie With An Area Connection

Tonight I was watching the movie Sneakers.  It was released in 1992 and starred Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley and Mary McDonnell, and also featured the late River Phoenix.  Right after the plot took a turn for the worse, I recognized the anchorman on the television set pictured, Capital Region WRGB anchorman Ernie Tetrault.  Why would a movie in Southern California feature a newsman from upstate New York?  It was directed by Phil Alden Robinson who was once an intern at WRGB.  

Ernie Tetralt in Sneakers

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