Sleepers Poster

Release Date: October 18th, 1996

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 1997

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, Drama

Production Co: Propaganda Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Baltimore Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Dark, Friendship, Growing up, 1960s, Prison, Escape, Revenge, Friend, Intense, 1980s

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