From a Good Idea and Persistence Came Sneakers

Stephen Tobolowsky shares some behind the scenes memories of Sneakers, an all-time favourite film of mine, and finishes with his thoughts on scriptwriter Phil Alden Robinson:

Years later I ran into Phil at the symphony. I asked him I how he was able to come up with such a great script. He blushed and said he had worked on it for nine years. I know spending a long time writing something doesn’t guarantee success. But not giving up on a good idea almost always does.