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Sleep Dealer (2008)

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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.


Alex Rivera


Alex Rivera (screenplay), David Riker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Plug into the new American dream. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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


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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Tremendous Cinematic Power Courses Through This "Dream Dealer's" Veins!
20 October 2013 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

This Mexican surprise is a real "SLEEPER" in every sense of the word! 9*, right up front, no ambivalence about this little gem! Lends a totally unexpected new dimension to the phrase "Hook Me Up"!

Before I begin enumerating the list of great things DEALER has going for it, a word about the title: How many of you know some Spanish? Mine is on a par with my English: "Sleep Dealer". Weird translation! That would be "Traficante de SUENO"(Singular--BTW, can't render an "enyeh" here, sorry!) "Traficante de SUENOS"(Plural) should be "DREAM Dealer". That even sounds a lot better, doesn't it? I'm clueless as to why the misfire on the title, but that's about DEALER's only misstep!

A Tremendous cinematic power courses through this DEALER's veins! during its 85 minutes of on-screen life! First, it's a genre bender. An interesting fusion of not-too-distant-future Sci-Fi, Suspense, Drama, Political Thriller and Still-Third-World-and-Definitely-NOT-Hollywood Foreign/Mexican!

The storyline delivers some very convincing/ interesting 3rd world perspectives on globalization and exploitation, but devoid of soapbox style preaching. It simply presents events and lets them speak for themselves, in a "You draw your own conclusions" fashion.

One truly surprising element was the AUDIO of DEALER. The quality of the sound and sound mixing was right up there with the very BEST U.S. films. ALL audio elements complimented the film perfectly, adding a very subtle, sophisticated level of highlighting of mood, texture and ambiance enhancement. DEALER also spins language like no other foreign film. Reminiscent of Aldous Huxley's NEW-SPEAK in Brave New World, which influenced A CLOCKWORK ORANGE some 30 plus years later, the dialog is brimming with the likes of COYOTEC; from Coyote, those who organize illegal border-crossings; and LIVE NODE GIRLS, for that ultimate "Hook Me Up" experience! 9*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!!!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!


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Release Date:

10 December 2008 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cadereyta, Querétaro, Mexico See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,050, 19 April 2009

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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