Sleepers script
Sleepers (1996)
Synopsis: Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver and Vittorio Gassmann.

We were the only two in the group to give any thought of entering the priesthood.

And John and I were intrigued by the powers the priest was given.

A secret world of betrayal and deceit, where people...

...openly admitted dark misdeeds and vile indiscretions.

Confession was better than any book we could get our hands on,

or any movie we could see, because the sins were real...

...committed by people we knew.

The temptation to be part of that was far too great to resist.

If we get caught, they'll burn us.

What if our mothers are out there?

What if we end up hearing their confessions?

What if we hear something worse?

Like what?

Like a murder. What if somebody cops to a murder?

Relax. All we've got to do is sit back, listen and remember not to laugh.

Seconds later, our booth comes to life.

I...sleep with married men.

Men with families.

In the morning, I tell myself it's the last time, but it never is.


You see, I'm...I'm pregnant.

The father?

Take a number.

What are you going to do?

I know what you want me to do.

And I know what I should do.

I just don't know what I'm gonna do.

Look, I gotta go.

Thanks for listening, fellas. I really appreciate it.

I know you'll keep it to yourselves.

She knew.

Yeah, she knew.

Why do you think she told us all that?

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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988) which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. more…

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