Four friends have made a mistake that will change their lives forever.
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 noted best-seller scorch the screen in this electrifying thriller from writer/director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Disclosure). Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric and Brad Pitt headline an ensemble that "reminds us what superb acting is all about" (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV/New York). From its telltale opening lines to its stunning courtroom climax, Sleepers is spellbinding entertainment. With a vengeance.