Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sleepers (1996)

Director: Barry Levinson

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson

Composer: John Williams

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Ron Eldard, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Terry Kinney, Bruno Kirby, Frank Medrano, Jason Patric, Joe Perrino, Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro, Geoffrey Wigdor, Jonathan Tucker

More info: IMDb

Tagline: When friendship runs deeper than blood

Plot: After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Maybe.

All around good flick.  The performances (including the kids), cast, setting, story, direction, all solid.  It's a downer, even after some things go right.  No one gets out unscathed.  The Warner Bros. DVD I had was a flipper disc with the movie split in two.  At least it had an anamorphic widescreen print.  The only extra is the theatrical trailer, also anamorphic widescreen.

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