Sleepers (1996)

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TitleSleepers
Year1996
CountryUSA
GenreCrime (Movies)
CollectionMafia
Run Time2h 27 min
Director

Lorenzo “Shakes” Carcaterra, Tommy Marcano, Michael Sullivan, and John Reilly are childhood friends in Hell’s Kitchen in the mid-1960s. Father Robert “Bobby” Carillo, their parish priest, is a father figure to them. However, they start running small errands for local gangster, King Benny. In the summer of 1967, they accidentally injure a man while robbing a hot dog vendor. Sentenced to the Wilkinson Home for Boys in Upstate New York, the boys are physically and sexually abused by guards Sean Nokes, Henry Addison, Ralph Ferguson, and Adam Styler. The abuse changes them and their friendship forever.

During their stay at the facility, they participate in Wilkinson’s annual football game between the guards and inmates. Michael convinces Rizzo, a Black inmate, to play as hard as they can to show the guards they can fight back. He agrees, and helps win the game. Humiliated, the guards inflict severe beatings on the boys, put them in solitary confinement for weeks, and beat Rizzo to death, telling his family he died of pneumonia. In the spring of 1968, shortly before Shakes’ release from Wilkinson, he suggests they publicly report the abuse. The others refuse, with Michael asserting that no one would believe them, or care. They then decide never to speak of the abuse — even after they are all released. The night before Shakes is released, Nokes says he and the other guards have arranged a “farewell party”, in which they are brutally abused.

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Cast:

Jason Patric Jason Patric
Lorenzo 'Shakes' Carcaterra
Joe Perrino Joe Perrino
Young Shakes
Billy Crudup Billy Crudup
Tommy Marcano
Jonathan Tucker Jonathan Tucker
Young Tommy
Ron Eldard Ron Eldard
John Riley
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt
Michael Sullivan
Brad Renfro Brad Renfro
Young Michael
Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon
Sean Nokes
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Father Bobby
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
Danny Snyder
Minnie Driver Minnie Driver
Carol Martinez
Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman
Benny 'King Benny'
Bruno Kirby Bruno Kirby
Shakes' Father

Lorenzo “Shakes” Carcaterra, Tommy Marcano, Michael Sullivan, and John Reilly are childhood friends in Hell’s Kitchen in the mid-1960s. Father Robert “Bobby” Carillo, their parish priest, is a father figure to them. However, they start running small errands for local gangster, King Benny. In the summer of 1967, they accidentally injure a man while robbing a hot dog vendor. Sentenced to the Wilkinson Home for Boys in Upstate New York, the boys are physically and sexually abused by guards Sean Nokes, Henry Addison, Ralph Ferguson, and Adam Styler. The abuse changes them and their friendship forever.

During their stay at the facility, they participate in Wilkinson’s annual football game between the guards and inmates. Michael convinces Rizzo, a Black inmate, to play as hard as they can to show the guards they can fight back. He agrees, and helps win the game. Humiliated, the guards inflict severe beatings on the boys, put them in solitary confinement for weeks, and beat Rizzo to death, telling his family he died of pneumonia. In the spring of 1968, shortly before Shakes’ release from Wilkinson, he suggests they publicly report the abuse. The others refuse, with Michael asserting that no one would believe them, or care. They then decide never to speak of the abuse — even after they are all released. The night before Shakes is released, Nokes says he and the other guards have arranged a “farewell party”, in which they are brutally abused.

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