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Light Sleeper (1992)

R | | Crime, Drama | 13 March 1992 (UK)
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A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.

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Paul Schrader

Writer:

Paul Schrader
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... John LeTour
Susan Sarandon ... Ann
Dana Delany ... Marianne
David Clennon ... Robert
Mary Beth Hurt ... Teresa
Victor Garber ... Tis
Jane Adams ... Randi
Paul Jabara Paul Jabara ... Eddie
Robert Cicchini ... Guidone
Sam Rockwell ... Jealous
Rene Rivera ... Manuel
David Spade ... Theological Cokehead
Steven Posen ... Hasid
Ken Ladd Ken Ladd ... Carlos
Brian Judge Brian Judge ... Thomas
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Storyline

A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at his job. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He was a good man in a deadly business. She was his only way out. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and drug content, and for violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Könnyű altató See more »

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,050,861
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final acting role of Paul Jabara. See more »

Quotes

Ann: Well, that took you long enough. What'd you do, douche while you were at it?
John: Ann, you've got some mouth on ya.
Ann: You don't wanna know where it's been.
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References Pickpocket (1959) See more »

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Excerpt from 'Scorpio Rising'
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Schrader gets it right!
4 September 1999 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

A drug runner searchers for redemption in a life that only has a past and present with no future in sight. Top performance from Willem and a clever characterisation from Saradon. The dialogue fits in perfectly while the music sets the mood right.


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