General Information

Glossary: S
Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 147 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Barry Levinson
Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson
Casts: Kevin Bacon, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Ron Eldard, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Terry Kinney, Bruno Kirby, Frank Medrano, Jason Patric, Joseph Perrino, Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro, Geoffrey Wigdor
IMDB: Sleepers (1996) - IMDB

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: N/A
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Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Sleepers, for all the doubts it raises, is the work of a man who speaks for absent friends and "for the children we were." It's his secret heart.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
As entertainment, the movie functions successfully. But I don't believe the story is true--not true to the facts, and not true to the morality it pretends to be about.
San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Stack
A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too.
San Francisco Examiner - Barbara Shulgasser
Sometimes the movie lacks a quietness, an omission most egregiously felt at the end.

Sleepers (1996)

Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later and a chance meeting lead to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards.