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Sleepless (2017)

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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

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Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Andrea Berloff (screenplay by), Frédéric Jardin (based on the film "Nuit blanche" written by) (as Frederic Jardin) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Vincent
Michelle Monaghan ... Bryant
Scoot McNairy ... Novak
Dermot Mulroney ... Rubino
T.I. ... Sean (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
David Harbour ... Dennison
Gabrielle Union ... Dena
Octavius J. Johnson Octavius J. Johnson ... Thomas
Tim Connolly ... McFerrin
Drew Sheer ... Anderson
Sala Baker ... Benik
Tim Rigby Tim Rigby ... Larry
Elijah Everett ... Bathroom Attendant
Tess Malis Kincaid ... Demanding New Yorker
Steve Coulter ... Frazzled Concierge
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Storyline

In Las Vegas, vice LVMPD policemen Vincent Downs and Sean Cass rob a shipment of cocaine belonging to entrepreneur Stanley Rubino, who intended to sell it to mobster Rob Novak, the son of a powerful mob boss. They volunteer to investigate the robbery in order to cover up their involvement, clashing with Internal Affairs investigators Jennifer Bryant and Doug Dennison, who are suspicious of their involvement. It is also revealed that Vincent is estranged from his wife Dena, who is getting remarried, and has minimal involvement in the life of his 16-year-old son Thomas..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't judge a cop by his cover.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepless Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,344,128, 15 January 2017

Gross USA:

$20,783,704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,917,353
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Remake of the French-Belgian movie Sleepless Night (2011) ("Sleepless Night"). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film, Jamie Fox character is stabbed by a knife on his right side whilst his son is kidnapped. A little later in the film, when he fights in the casino kitchens, his wound is on his left side. See more »

Quotes

Novak: [to Rubino] You think we're tight because you used to do blow with my dad?
Novak: [cocking an assault rifle] Vincent... I... Want... My... Fucking... Drugs!
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Connections

References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Smokin & Drinkin
Performed by Danny Brown
Written by Danny Brown (as Daniel Sewell), Jmike (as Jeremy Michael Coleman), A-Trak (as Alain Macklovitch)
Courtesy of Fool's Gold Records, by arrangement with the Greater Goods Co.
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Strange, Unoriginal Albeit Passable..If Only Just
19 April 2017 | by lediscipledessocratesSee all my reviews

First and foremost , this movie is not very fresh. One simply cannot pin point the exact movie with which Sleepless bears uncanny resemblance. Not because there are none , but because that are many.

I shall not divulge any spoilers here but long story short , the movie is directed in the fashion of some 80's and 90's cop movies. Having said that , the director failed to synergize the elements of a good 90's thriller and a 21st century flick.

The result is a fairly confused movie , with strange action scenes, insipid dialogue, textbook movie characters no comic elements , not the slightest trace of wry or even dark humour.

Designed to have the elements of mystery ( the who is who? kind) , the director misuses his actors and and the plot.

However,for some reason the movie keeps the interest alive. One knows that around the corner there lies a very ordinary sequence and typical dialogue but still the straightforward narrative succeeds in holding your attention .

I cannot pan the movie because it is ordinary and unimpressive . So much so, in fact, that one can tolerate it, to pass time.


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