Sleepers

Sleepers

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Two gangsters seek revenge on the prison warden who, during their stay at a youth prison, sexually abused them in Barry Levinson's crime drama, starring Kevin Bacon, Robert DeNiro, Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman and Billy Crudup. Based on the novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, inspired by real events. More

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, four boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalised. Thirteen years later, an unexpected encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge.

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1996Rating: R147 minsUSAPropaganda Films, Baltimore Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
CrimeDramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography

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Sleepers | Reviews

73%56 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

As entertainment, the movie functions successfully. But I don't believe the story is true -- not true to the facts, and not true to the morality it pretends to be about.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The film, exceptional on many counts, ultimately is sad in a hopeless, haunting way.

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Time Out

Time Out

Levinson has done nothing to sift the half-truths from the melodrama...

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Sleepers | Release Details

Sleepers is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix and Google Play and Apple TV and Foxtel and Binge and Prime Video Store.