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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
Kevin Bacon never actually met his co-stars Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman during the production because of the logistics of the shoot.
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This was Billy Crudup's film debut.
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In the end of the movie they sing the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons song "Walk Like a Man". In the scene where Shakes is in Carol's home (at around 1h 17 mins) he is picking up a record from the shaft of that same single.
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Goofs
The flag of Greece being displayed on the hot dog cart when the boys try to steal it was only adopted by Greece in 1978. At the time of the movie, the flag of Greece was made of a single white cross on blue background.
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Michael's cigarette swaps sides when hugging at the end.
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Near the end of the film, when DeNiro's character hands the basketball tickets to Pitt's character in court, Pitt reaches for the ticket twice.
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Quotes
Lorenzo: [after handing Detective Davenport surveillance photos and proof that Adam Styler's a crooked cop] So, you got enough for conviction?
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Lorenzo: [narrating] Hell's Kitchen was a place of innocence ruled by corruption.
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Danny Snyder: Did you observe these experiences?
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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.