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Sleepers 1996

From Amazon: The first thing you need to know about Sleepers is that it's based on a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra that was allegedly based on a true story. The movie repeats this bogus claim, which was attacked and determined by a wide majority to be misleading. Knowing this, Sleepers can be a problematic movie because it's too neat, too clean, too manipulative in terms of legal justice and dramatic impact to be truly convincing. And yet, with its stellar cast directed by Barry Levinson, the movie succeeds as gripping entertainment, and its tale of complex morality--despite a dubious emphasis on homophobic revenge--is sufficiently...

Directed By:
No image existsBarry Levinson
Written By:
No image existsBarry Levinson
Brad PittBrad Pitt
Jason PatricJason Patric
Ron EldardRon Eldard
Billy CrudupBilly Crudup
Kevin BaconKevin Bacon
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman
No image existsVittorio Gassman
Minnie DriverMinnie Driver
No image existsTerry Kinney
Brad RenfroBrad Renfro
No image existsJonathan Tucker
No image existsJoe Perrino
No image existsBruno Kirby
No image existsAida Turturro
No image existsFrank Medrano
No image existsGeoff Wigdor

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Sleepers Movie Review by Jarrod (12/14/2007)

'Sleepers' is a potent drama based on events documented by Lorenzo Carcaterra, in a controversial book that may or may not be a work of complete fiction. Carcaterra is portrayed here, as an adult, by Jason Patric, and as a child by Joseph Perrino.

He grew up in Hell's Kitchen, part of Manhattan, located between 34th and...

(complete Sleepers review by Jarrod)

Sleepers Movie Review by Emily (2/7/2007)

Wow, in this drama about four friends who accidentally commit a life changing crime and end up in a home for boys as punishment is powerful and thought provoking. When four teenage boys commit a crime, they find themselves sentenced to a year+ in a boys home, where their only guidance is their friendly, and sympathetic...

(complete Sleepers review by Emily)

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