• Publication date: November 13, 2009


It happened ten years ago. They were young boys, when an event took place that haunted them. Today the sleepers had Awaken.

  • Publication date: November 13, 2009


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1996

MBC 2:

May 8, 2014 01:00 (KSA) ~ May 8, 2014 00:00 (CLT)

Childhood. Tell me about your childhood? Four boys, summer vacation, and a bad decision on their part will haunt them forever. When a prank goes horribly long, causing injuries to an old man, the four are sent to prison, sentenced to one year at the Wilkenson Center. A year is already, a harsh punishment, add to this beatings, humiliations, and last but not least, sexual abuse at the hand of the same guard who were supposed to well, guard them and protected them. A decade later a chance meeting, opens the wound. The sleepers had awakened. And revenge is on their mind. And a legal battle begins.

Sleepers will awaken your senses and flare your emotions. A superior film; on all levels; Featuring more big names than the phone book, from De Niro, Pitt, Bacon, Hoffman. Add the brilliant direction of Levinson, and you have a film not to be missed.



  • Jason Patric as adult Lorenzo (Shakes)
  • Joe Perrino as young Lorenzo "Shakes" Carcaterra
  • Brad Pitt as adult Michael Sullivan
  • Brad Renfro as young Michael
  • Billy Crudup as adult Thomas "Tommy" Marcano
  • Jonathan Tucker as young Tommy
  • Ron Eldard as adult John Reilly
  • Geoffrey Wigdor as young John
  • Minnie Driver as adult Carol
  • Monica Polito as young Carol
  • Robert De Niro as Father Bobby Carillo
  • Kevin Bacon as Sean Nokes
  • Jeffrey Donovan as Henry Addison
  • Lennie Loftin as Adam Styler
  • Terry Kinney as Ralph Ferguson

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Rating: R