Sleepers (1996) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail

Sleepers (1996) DVD - Widescreen - 5.1 Retail
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Tommy, John, Michael, and Shakes are four young teenage punks growing up in the streets of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen in the mid-1960s. When these four friends pull a prank that that goes awry, they find themselves serving time at the Wilkinson School for Boys, where they are repeatedly and sadistically violated and tortured by four guards--the most menacing being Noles, portrayed by Kevin Bacon.

Fifteen years later, the foursome is still dealing with the emotional repercussions of their abuse. Tommy (Billy Crudup) and John (Ron Eldard) have become common criminals, and when they spot Noles in a local watering hole they can’t pass up the chance for revenge. It’s up to Shakes (Jason Patric), a low-profile newspaper employee, and Michael (Brad Pitt), a lawyer with the district attorney’s office, to save their friends while keeping the details of their tortured childhoods secret.

Dustin Hoffman appears as Danny Snyder, and Robert De Niro stars as Father Bobby, the local neighborhood priest who is as comfortable on the streets or in a bar as he is behind the pulpit. Based on the allegedly true story by Lorenzo Carcaterra, the film is directed by Barry Levinson (DINER, RAIN MAN).

The film was shown on opening night at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.

Filmed in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, and Newtown, CT.

Although author Lorenzo Carcaterra claims that SLEEPERS is based on actual events in his life, there are no records from the school or from the Manhattan courts to substantiate his claim.

The film features the screen debut of Billy Crudup!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Dramas, Drama, Law/Lawyers, Prison/Prisoners, Vengeance, Children, Rape, Murder, Disturbing, 1960s
  • Rating: 14A (Canadian Home Video Rating)
  • Rating Reason: For Language, Graphic Violence and Two Scenes Of Sexual Content.
  • Starring: Kevin Bacon, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Robert DeNiro, Jeffrey Donovan, Minnie Driver, Ron Eldard, Dustin Hoffman, Bruno Kirby, B. Kirby, Jason Patric, Joe Perrino, Brad Pitt, William Bradley Pitt, Brad Renfro, Jonathan Tucker, Geoff Wigdor
  • Directed By: Barry Levinson
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: October 18, 1996
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 148 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • French (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • Available Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
  • Interactive Menus
Product Requirements
  • DVD Player
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