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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

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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..

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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 »

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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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Trivia

The red car driven by Jamie Foxx, when escaping with his son from the casino, is a debadged Nissan 370z with a Stillen body kit. See more »

Goofs

Jamie Foxx's character calls his son, who is hiding in the night club. Foxx is barely whispering, yet his son can hear him despite high-volume of music in the club. Foxx would have to be yelling into the phone to be heard. See more »

Quotes

Sean: They said it was just gonna be a easy grab.
Vincent: Well, it ain't no easy grab, they got T!
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Connections

References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Run the Jewels
Written and Performed by Run the Jewels
Written by El-P (as Jaime Meline), Killer Mike (as Michael Render), Torbitt Schwartz
Courtesy of Mass Appeal Records, by arrangement with the Greater Goods Co.
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Loud and Violent
13 January 2017 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

Based on the coming attractions, I wasn't expecting much, and I got even less. This is another good cop/bad cop, is he or isn't he, kind of flick, set in Las Vegas with lots of glitz and glamour to hide what is a very shaky plot. If the glitz and glamour aren't enough to dazzle you, the music tracks will deafen you, and your visual delights will be satisfied with death by knife, death by pistol, death by automatic weapon, death by shotgun, death by truck, death by wine bottle - just to name a few.

The acting is pretty good, all things considered, but the direction is appalling and the action-every-minute film has low spots.

Generally I like films about internal affairs. "Internal Affairs" (1990), "The Departed" (2006) and "Q&A" (1990) are my favorites.


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