The judicial system is supposed to protect them. But when a youthful prank in New York's Hell's Kitchen spins out of control, the punishment doesn't fit the crime. Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for Boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. Now, 15 years later, they have an unexpected opportunity to use that system-for revenge.
Friendship. Loyalty. Retribution. The powerful themes and startling events of the controversial bestseller come to the screen in the electrifying thriller Sleepers, written for the screen and directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Disclosure). Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Brouno Kirby, Jason Patric and Brad Pitt headline the ensemble of this compelling movie that "reminds us what superb acting is all about" (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV). From its telltale opening lines to its stunning courtroom climax, Sleepers is spellbinding entertainment. With a vengeance.