Plot – During the summer of 1966 in Hell's Kitchen, four boys - Lorenzo, nicknamed Shakes, Michael, John and Tommy - pull a stunt against a Greek hotdog vendor, almost causing the death of an elderly man at the metro's exit. Sentenced to 18 months of reformatory, the boys are subjected to terrible physical and psychological violence by some of the prison officers, among whom are the sadists Nokes and Ferguson. A rugby match, surprisingly won by the boys, leads to more violence from the guards and the death of Rizzi, the black charismatic leader of the prisoners. Father Bobby Carillo, visiting the boys, tries to comfort Leonardo. Unfortunately, before leaving the reformatory, he and his friends undergo a last night of excruciating torture. Years later, in 1981, Tommy and John, who in the meanwhile have become gangsters and killers, discover Nokes having lunch in a Hell's Kitchen pub.
All actors – Kevin Bacon, Billy Crudup, Robert De Niro, Ron Eldard, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Dustin Hoffman, Terry Kinney, Bruno Kirby, Frank Medrano, Jason Patric, Joseph Perrino, Brad Pitt, Brad Renfro, Geoffrey Wigdor, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Appel, Joseph Attanasio, Gerry Becker, Casandra Brooks, William K. Butler, Eugene Byrd, Rose Caiola, Pasquale Cajano, Robert W. Castle, John Di Benedetto, Jeffrey Donovan, Drew Eliot, Reuben Larry Elliot, George Georgiadis, Marco Greco, Saverio Guerra, Don Hewitt, Ben Hammer, Paul Herman, Frank Inzerillo, Lennie Loftin, Chuck Low, Peter Mahoney, Ruth Maleczech, Juan Maria Jr., Danny Mastrogiorgio, Mary B. McCann, Pat McNamara, Peter McRobbie, Conrad Meertins Jr., Gina Menza, Dash Mihok, Michael P. Moran, Rocco Musacchia, Mick O'Rourke, Carmine Parisi, James Pickens Jr., Wendell Pierce, Salvatore Paul Piro, Monica Polito, Angela Rago, Sean Patrick Reilly, Peter Rini, Larry Romano, Gayle Scott, Tom Signorelli, John Slattery, Henry Stram, Ralph Tabakin, Mary Testa, Jenique Torres, Patrick Tull, Aida Turturro, Joe Urla, Zachary Ansley, Michael J. Burg, Maria Deasy, Peter Gerety, Justin Halliwell, Michael Harkins, Matthew Hoffman, Billy Malone, James Rosin, Todo Segalla, Anthony Sinopoli, Barry Squitieri, Kevin Richard Sullivan, George Vincentshow all
“Sleepers” Quotes 27 quotes
“- Father Bobby: It was the Sistine Chapel he painted.
- John: Sixteenth Chapel?
- Father Bobby: Sistine Chapel.
- John: Who painted the other fifteen?”
“The future lay sparkling ahead, and we thought we would know each other forever.”