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Sleepers | 1996 | R | - 3.7.8

Jason Patric and Brad Pitt avenge themselves on abusive boy's home guards with some help from priest Robert De Niro.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Kissing, sexual innuendo, a brief glimpse of scantily clad skaters and bare breasts.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A hanging corpse, photos of dead corpses: one with a pool of blood around his head and the other has blood all over his body. A man beats a woman with a belt (we see the whipping belt but not the woman). Chases, a hot dog stand clatters down steps and crushes a man (there's blood on his forehead), two men are shot at close range with spurting blood and jerking. Threatening with guns, shootings offscreen, a few scenes of beatings (kicks, punches, hits) with resultant injuries (bloody noses, bruises, swollen eyes); a few faces look like they've been beaten to a pulp. Boys are raped in a reform school and we hear screams and see pants pulled down but not much else.


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LANGUAGE 8 - 30+ F-words, some scatological references, some mild obscenities, some anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Reform school, priests, revenge, murder.

MESSAGE - Revenge is sweet.

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