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Sleep Dealer (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  10 December 2008 (France)
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The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Fernando Peña ...
Memo Cruz
Metztli Adamina ...
Dolores Cruz
José Concepción Macías ...
Miguel Cruz
David Cruz
Greg Lucas ...
Drones TV Host (as Gregg Lucas)
Martín Palomares ...
Gus Panchano
Sean Garnhart ...
Rudy's Commander (voice)
Rudy's Supervisor
Montserrat Revah ...
Luz's Computer (voice)
Miguel A. Saldaña ...
Coyotek #1 (as Miguel Angel Saldaña)
Sergio Limon ...
Coyotek #2
José Luis Méndez ...
Coyotek #3
Carlos Valencia ...


Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 2008 (France)  »

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Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,050 (USA) (17 April 2009)


$75,727 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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When Memo, at work operating the robot, helps the worker next to him who collapses, he is not wearing the contact lenses that he needs to operate the robot. (He did not have time to take them out.) See more »

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So much potential...
31 August 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Sleep Dealer takes place in tijuana,Mexico, in a not so distant future.The world is heavily militarized, the boarders are closed and there's a global computer network to which people connect(trough nodes in their skin) that makes several kind of experiences possible like upload of memories and cyber labor.When Memo, a young man, accidentally gets his father killed; he decides to go to the city and look for a job. Soon he decides to get nodes implanted...Sleep Dealer is a very legitimate take on the future by the director Alex Rivera and at the same time it deals with some interesting issues like globalization,immigration and the coexistence of humans and technology.Obviously since this is a low-budget movie, the special effects are not impressive and a bit dated but that shouldn't keep you from enjoying this flick.The acting is average, what is truly great here is the premise,the inspiration behind all of it and the very smart concept of the movie. With a big budget and more resources this movie could had been truly amazing. Having said that, if you're a fan of sci-fi movies this is definitely a must-see.


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