Up 828 this week

Sleeper (1973)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  17 December 1973 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 31,383 users  
Reviews: 126 user | 62 critic

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 19 Mar 2011
a list of 35 titles
created 06 Dec 2012
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 23 Feb 2014
a list of 45 titles
created 07 Mar 2014
a list of 23 titles
created 26 Sep 2014

Related Items

Search for "Sleeper" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Sleeper (1973)

Sleeper (1973) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sleeper.

User Polls

2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bananas (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser
Certificate: M Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire
Zelig (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, José Ferrer
Interiors (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith
Radio Days (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler


Cast overview, first billed only:
Erno Windt
Mary Gregory ...
Dr. Melik
John McLiam ...
Dr. Agon
Bartlett Robinson ...
Dr. Orva
Chris Forbes ...
Rainer Krebs
Dr. Nero (as Marya Small)
Peter Hobbs ...
Dr. Dean
Susan Miller ...
Ellen Pogrebin
Lou Picetti ...
Jessica Rains ...
Woman in the Mirror
Herald Cohen
Spencer Milligan ...
Jeb Hrmthmg


Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots. Written by John Vogel <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

frozen | leader | police | love | future | See All (159) »


A love story about two people who hate each other. 200 years in the future. See more »


Comedy | Sci-Fi


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

17 December 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El dormilón  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The final edit, condensing 35 hours of film footage into a 90 minute movie, was completed two days before the film opened. See more »


The Volkswagen's battery would have long since died. See more »


Miles Monroe: Look, you gotta be kidding. I wanna go back to sleep! If I don't get at least 600 years, I'm grouchy all day.
See more »


Referenced in Real Genius (1985) See more »


Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Performed by Woody Allen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Woody Allen's Second Best Movie After Annie Hall
22 June 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I think I am going to have to rank this as Woody Allen's second-best (and second-funniest) movie... after the unbeatable "Annie Hall". Even after having seen the movie 3 or 4 times I still find myself amused by some of Allen's shtick... and his rarely-demonstrated adeptness at physical comedy. So many classic physical bits: riding around in the wheelchair... eating the rubber glove... the future scientists trying to force his slack body into a futuristic vehicle. After this movie Woody started to get a little too cerebral... this was his last attempt at a just-plain-funny movie... and probably his most satisfying of his early comedies... only because there was a sort-of storyline. Woody is cryogenically frozen after a botched operation in the 1970s and is awoken 200 years later to find himself in a repressive Orwellian future. He meets up with a spoiled rich chick (Diane Keaton) and influences her (not really intentionally) into becoming a revolutionary activist.

22 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite lines (There's a lot of them!) cmarsh0221
Replaced scenes. TheBrothersCarruthers
what is woody's funniest movie TTonG33
Overrated jeklow
Questions about cultural specificities in the film pajarobelga
isnt it sad moviesrformeyeah
Discuss Sleeper (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: