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Sleepers

Year:
Duration:
147 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Barry Levinson
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1996-10-18
Filming Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Budget: $44,000,000
Opening Weekend: $12,305,745 (USA) (20 October 1996)
Gross: $53,300,852 (USA) (26 January 1997)
Cast
Actor
Character
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
Sleepers
Jason Patric
Jason Patric
Sleepers
Jeffrey Donovan
Jeffrey Donovan
Sleepers
Kevin Bacon
Sean Nokes
Billy Crudup
Tommy Marcano
Robert De Niro
Father Bobby
Ron Eldard
John Reilly
Minnie Driver
Carol Martinez
Vittorio Gassman
King Benny
Dustin Hoffman
Danny Snyder
Terry Kinney
Ralph Ferguson
Bruno Kirby
Shakes' Father
Frank Medrano
Fat Mancho
Joseph Perrino
Young Lorenzo 'Shakes' Carcaterra
Brad Renfro
Young Michael Sullivan
Geoffrey Wigdor
Young John Reilly
Jonathan Tucker
Young Tommy Marcano
Peter Appel
Boyfriend
Joseph Attanasio
Male Juror
Gerry Becker
Forensics Expert
Casandra Brooks
Young John Reilly's Mother
William K. Butler
Juanito
Eugene Byrd
Rizzo
Rose Caiola
Juror
Pasquale Cajano
Superintendent
Robert W. Castle
Priest
John Di Benedetto
Tony
Drew Eliot
Business Man #1
Reuben Larry Elliot
Business Man #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
Adam Styler
Chuck Low
Dance Judge
Peter Mahoney
Priest #2
Ruth Maleczech
Woman at Subway Station
Juan Maria Jr.
Davy
Danny Mastrogiorgio
Nick Davenport
Mary B. 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
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
Fred 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
Michael J. Burg
Court Officer
Maria Deasy
Marine Widow
Peter Gerety
Juvenile Lawyer
Justin Halliwell
Kid in Cafeteria
Michael Harkins
Fat Mancho's Buddy #1
Matthew Hoffman
Neighborhood Boy
Billy Malone
Wiseguy
James Rosin
Neighborhood Man
Todo Segalla
Lawyer
Anthony Sinopoli
Receiving Communion
Barry Squitieri
Juror
Kevin Richard Sullivan
Boy in Cafeteria
George Vincent
Pallbearer
Did you know?
Trivia
Barry Levinson:  [Ralph Tabakin]  Ralph (Warden) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999).
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At one time Sandra Bullock was attached to play Carol.
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The code name "Edmund" that is used in the paper to notify Micheal that he needed to contact Shakes is the name of the main character, Edmund Dantes, from "The Count of Monte Cristo".
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Goofs
When the young lads are looking into the Ice Capades' dressing room, the windows are covered by a wire mesh, but looking back at the peeping eye from the inside there is no mesh.
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The R33/R36 cars on the IRT #7 line seen approaching 45 Road station in Long Island City, Queens were not painted red until 1985/1988. Most were in their original turquoise colors in 1981. The MTA "M" logos at the end of each car were not installed on these cars until the late 1980s (1986-88).
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After the trial, Mike enters the subway at the BMT Chambers Street station (under the Municipal Building). The station signs are of 1990s type, not from the early 1980s.
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Quotes
Michael: You read the Count of Monte Cristo lately?
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Lorenzo: Mike, are you sure you wanna go this way? I mean we buried this a long time ago.
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Shakes' Father: He should not have to do time. Nobody in this family should have to do time. I've done enough time for *everybody*!
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Faq
Q
Is the film based on a true story?
A
Author Lorenzo Carcaterra has claimed that his book on which the film is based was a true story of his childhood. When the New York legal community went on record stating that no cases resembling the events of his book could be found in any court records, Carcaterra refused to discuss the discrepancy. His claims have been neither proven or disproven.
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Photos from cast
Brad Pitt Jason Patric Jeffrey Donovan James Pickens Jr.