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Sleep Dealer (2008)

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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Metztli Adamina ...
Dolores Cruz
José Concepción Macías ...
Miguel Cruz
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David Cruz
Gregg Lucas ...
Drones TV Host
Martín Palomares ...
Gus Panchano
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Rudy Ramirez
Sean Garnhart ...
Rudy's Commander (voice)
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Rudy's Supervisor
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Luz Martínez
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 ...
Twiggy
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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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10 December 2008 (France)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,050, 19 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$75,727, 21 June 2009
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Wilhelm Scream - When man falls off of horse in the first sequence where Memo is watching TV (after "Are Your Nodes Dirty?") See more »

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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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Unusual Sci-Fi Drama
31 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I liked the film and think it deserves more than a 6.2 so I gave it a high score to try and bump up it's overall score. It deserves about an 8. A really good film that tries to deal with the idea of a dehumanized black economy working for an ever increasingly fascistic USA. Some interesting idea's, some not so interesting. It definitely has a cyberpunk feel but being from Mexico it was always going to be different.

I am unsure of the budget but the film holds it's own and the sfx budget seems to have been spent wisely. The acting was good with the lead and support actors being enjoyable enough to watch. I also liked the score which was essentially Latin pop/dance.

The ending is a little unrealistic given the portrayed future realism of the rest of the film. A good film that is not the greatest sci-fi ever but deserves higher marks considering the obstacles the production team faced. A low budget, sci-fi drama from Mexico is not something you see everyday so it should be applauded.


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