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R| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Four teenage friends from Hell's Kitchen end up being sent to reform school after almost killing a man. There they are brutalized by the guards. John (Ron Eldard) and Tommy (Billy Crudup) grow up to be hit men who recognize their abuser years later and kill him. Their trial is prosecuted by another member of their gang, who is now the assistant DA.

Cast: Kevin Bacon , Robert De Niro , Dustin Hoffman , Jason Patric , Brad Pitt , Minnie Driver , Vittorio Gassman , Billy Crudup

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Sleepers (1996)

Release Date: October 18th, 1996|2 hr. 32 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince. [18 October 1996, p.1D] show more

  • January 22, 2012 binky1928
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    Terrific TRUE story w Awesome cast ! YES these things DO happen in Reform school, Jails, Catholic HS\'s MUST see movie!!! ALL are at their best! Just look at PENN ST coaches and Know thisstory is TRUE !

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