Sleepers
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Barry Levinson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-448228
Running time: 2:27 (147 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: April 01, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#1639)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 05, 2000
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
The judicial system is supposed to protect them. But when a youthful prank in New York's Hell's Kitchen spins out of control, the punishment doesn't fit the crime. Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for Boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. Now, 15 years later, they have an unexpected opportunity to use that system – for revenge.

Friendship. Loyalty. Retribution. The powerful themes and startling events of the controversial bestseller come to the screen in the electrifying thriller Sleepers, written for the screen and directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Disclosure). Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Bruno Kirby, Jason Patric and Brad Pitt headline the ensemble of this compelling movie that "reminds us what superb acting is all about" (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV). From its telltale opening lines to its stunning courtroom climax, Sleepers is spellbinding entertainment. With a vengeance.
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros.
 • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
 • Propaganda Films
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Part 1), Main Feature (Part 2)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Barry Levinson....Director
Writing
Lorenzo Carcaterra....Original Material By
Barry Levinson....Screenwriter
Production
Peter Giuliano....Executive Producer
Barry Levinson....Producer
Steve Golin....Producer
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Stu Linder....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Richard Beggs....Sound Designer
Tod A. Maitland....Production Sound Mixer
Gary Rydstrom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lora Hirshberg....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tim Holland....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Gloria Gresham....Costume Designer
Kristi Zea....Production Designer
Timothy Galvin....Art Director
Chuck Velasco....Costume Designer
Carl Fullerton....Make-up Artist
Christine A. Leiter....Make-up Artist
Ilona Herman....Make-up Artist
Jean A. Black....Make-up Artist
Steve Kirshoff....Visual Effects
Cast
Kevin Bacon....Nokes
Billy Crudup....Tommy
Robert De Niro....Father Bobby
Ron Eldard....John
Minnie Driver....Carol
Vittorio Gassman....King Benny
Dustin Hoffman....Danny Snyder
Terry Kinney....Ferguson
Bruno Kirby....Shakes' Father
Frank Medrano....Fat Mancho
Jason Patric....Shakes
Joe Perrino....Young Shakes
Brad Pitt....Michael
Brad Renfro....Young Michael
Geoffrey Wigdor....Young John
Jonathan Tucker....Young Tommy
Peter Appel....Boyfriend
Joe Attanasio....Male Juror
Gerry Becker....Forensics Expert
Casandra Brooks....Young John's Mother
William Butler....Juanito
Eugene Byrd....Rizzo
Rose Caiola....Juror
Pasquale Cajano....Superintendent
Robert W. Castle....Priest
John DiBenedetto....Tony
Jeffrey Donovan....Addison
Drew Eliot....Businessman #1
Reuben Larry Elliott....Businessman #2
George Georgiadis....Hot Dog Vendor
Marco Greco....Waiter
Saverio Guerra....Man #1
Don Hewitt....James Caldwell
Ben Hammer....Judge Weisman
Paul Herman....Court Bailiff
Frank Inzerillo....Hanging Man
Lennie Loftin....Styler
Chuck Lewis Low....Dance Judge
Father Peter Mahoney....Priest #2
Ruth Maleczech....Woman at Subway Station
Juan Maria, Jr.....Davy
Daniel Mastrogiorgio....Nick Davenport
Mary McCann....Sister Carolyn
Pat McNamara....Guard
Peter McRobbie....Lawyer
Conrad Meertins, Jr.....Inmate #2
Gina Menza....Jury Forewoman
Dash Mihok....K. C.
Michael P. Moran....Judge #1
Rocco Musacchia....Salvatore
Mick O'Rourke....Man in Tub
Carmine Parisi....King Benny's Boy
James Pickens, Jr.....Marlboro
Wendell Pierce....Little Caesar
Salvatore Paul Piro....Mimi
Monica Polito....Young Carol
Angela Rago....Shakes' Mother
Sean Patrick Reilly....Young King Benny
Peter Rini....Frank Magcicco
Larry Romano....Man #2
Gayle Scott....Confessional Woman
Tom Signorelli....Confessional Man
John Slattery....Carlson
Henry Stram....Prison Doctor
Ralph Tabakin....Warden
Mary Testa....Nun
Jenique Torres....Davy's Sister
Patrick Tull....Jerry the Bartender
Aida Turturro....Mrs. Salinas
Joe Urla....Carson
Zachary Ansley....Burly Man (uncredited)
Joseph Attanasio....Male Juror (uncredited)
Michael J. Burg....Court Officer (uncredited)
Peter Gerety....Juvenile Lawyer (uncredited)
Andrew Gianelli....Man in Second Bathtub (uncredited)
Michael Harkins....Fat Mancho's Buddy #1 (uncredited)