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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Connect to your destiny. 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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A great movie, plagued by reviewer bias
13 September 2009 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you watch and slowly "connect" to its reality. Many people disliked that. It was either to slow compared to most of the movies today or too intense an experience to people that don't like the feeling of immersion into something else. However, from what I am sitting, it was a great movie.

First of all, one must take a step back from the usual reviewer practice and take into account that all the actors in the movie are Mexican and so is the writer/director. I don't know what budget the movie had, but it was well done in acting, atmosphere, plot, details and special effects. Winning the Sundance festival (and not being about crazy people) should also count in its favor.

Second of all, I really enjoyed the movie. It has the feel of films like Blade Runner, only it hits really closer to home. Luis Fernando Peña was a real good choice for the main role, even if it wasn't a very challenging one. As in many good movies, the main character was the idea, the plot, and the actors were just slipping into their niche.

Bottom line: this is a sci-fi movie that needs to be seen. Whatever faults it has, they are far surpassed by its qualities. The social message is just as important as the vision of a future where we can have whatever we wish for, only that we wished wrong. See it. It is worth it.

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Release Date:

10 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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