Pitt, Brad

SKU: 883929180059

UPC 883929180059
Release Date 2011-08-02
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 148
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 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).When a mischievous prank goes awry, a group of Hell's Kitchen juveniles are sent to a reform institution, where they experience brutal sexual assaults by the sadistic caretakers. Two decades later, a pair of the now-grown victims spot their chief tormenter and decide to exact revenge.Theatrical release: October 18, 1996. 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....Superbly played....Levinson shows a keen eye for the pangs of adolescence......Colorful characters, richly evoked settings...and a good dose of good old-fashioned epic star power....There's a lot to enjoy in this impeccably structured, handsomely produced saga......Dustin Hoffman gives a fine, subtle, quavering performance....Kevin Bacon is a strong, effective villain...
Cast Barry Levinson (Producer)
Kevin Bacon (Star)
Lorenzo Carcaterra (Story)
Stu Linder (Editor)
Brad Renfro (Star)
Barry Levinson (Director)
Gloria Gresham (Costume Designer)
Barry Levinson (Screenwriter)
Dustin Hoffman (Star)
Brad Pitt (Star)
Jeffrey Donovan (Star)
John Williams (Composer)
Bruno Kirby (Star)
Joe Perrino (Star)
Robert De Niro (Star)
Ron Eldard (Star)
Minnie Driver (Star)
Michael Ballhaus (Director of Photography)
Geoff Wigdor (Star)
Steve Golin (Producer)
Kristi Zea (Production Designer)
Billy Crudup (Star)
Jonathan Tucker (Star)
Jason Patric (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Theatrical trailer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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