The Silver Linings Playlist

112 Sleepers

August 22, 2021 Holy Propaganda Season 5 Episode 8
The Silver Linings Playlist
112 Sleepers
Show Notes

Who doesn’t love an aptly named movie? 1996’s Sleepers is a 2 hour and 27 minute film with about 12 minutes of story - and even those 12 minutes are virtually unbearable. But that’s not to say there aren’t some wild moments to talk about. In this week’s episode, we’ll cover the movie in full plus the undeniable similarities it shares with a famous Stephen King property, the uselessness of the “based on a true story” marketing trope, and the time Dustin drank holy water. All of that and more awaits!

Warning: the film Sleepers deals with the topic of child abuse and pedophilia, and our episode covers those subjects in context with how the movie portrays them.

Sleepers stars Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Jason Patric, and Brad Pitt. Directed by Barry Levinson.

If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show, and leave us a rating and some feedback as well!

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Catch up with us on Instagram
Join the discussion on our subreddit

Brought to you by HOLY Propaganda