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Sleepless (2017)

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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.


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Andrea Berloff (screenplay by), Frédéric Jardin (based on the film "Nuit blanche" written by) (as Frederic Jardin) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Vincent
Michelle Monaghan ... Bryant
Scoot McNairy ... Novak
Dermot Mulroney ... Rubino
T.I. ... Sean (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
David Harbour ... Dennison
Gabrielle Union ... Dena
Octavius J. Johnson ... Thomas
Tim Connolly ... McFerrin
Drew Sheer ... Anderson
Sala Baker ... Benik
Tim Rigby Tim Rigby ... Larry
Elijah Everett ... Bathroom Attendant
Tess Malis Kincaid ... Demanding New Yorker
Steve Coulter ... Frazzled Concierge


Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs finds himself trapped in a web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and violent gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his son, Downs must race against time during an intense and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Don't judge a cop by his cover.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepless Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,468,787, 13 January 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,757,977, 3 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,413,596, 27 January 2017
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marks the second time Jamie Foxx has played a cop. He previously portrayed one in Miami Vice (2006). See more »


The scene were David Harbour and Jamie Fox are fighting in the spa. They both fall in the spa while still fighting and shortly after this they both get calls on their cell phones. Jamie's character even looks at the ringing phone and it is still wet. The chances of both phone working would be next to none. See more »


Novak: [to Rubino] You think we're tight because you used to do blow with my dad?
Novak: [Cocking a shotgun] Vincent... Where... Are... My... Drugs?
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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »


Run the Jewels
Written and Performed by Run the Jewels
Written by El-P (as Jaime Meline), Killer Mike (as Michael Render), Torbitt Schwartz
Courtesy of Mass Appeal Records, by arrangement with the Greater Goods Co.
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Don't give it too much thought and you'll have a great time
24 April 2017 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

Here's the thing - if movies never suspended belief, they would be both pointless and incredibly dull. The reasons that the things we see in movies rarely happen in real life is because logic generally takes over and prevents these things from actually happening. Thus it would be incredibly difficult to make an entertaining movie without having quite a few illogical things happen. It just stands to reason. So when people come out of a movie and say they hated it because "x" would never happen or "y" didn't make sense or when a certain character did something they should have done something else, I don't really buy that as a reason to ever hate a movie. I have a feeling that is a lot of what is going on with 'Sleepless' and people's opinions of it. Admittedly throughout the film I kept thinking to myself those kinds of things, like this guy got stabbed a long time ago and has had about 10 fights since and still seems to have superhuman strength. You can notice these things, but I think you are being very tough if you are judging your entire opinion on them.

There's rarely a dull moment in 'Sleepless'. The action begins almost immediately and basically never lets up. I loved the fact that almost the entire movie takes place in one setting. It was like a fun house by the end with all the nooks and crannies being explored and visited by different characters. I also enjoyed the fact that you could never be entirely sure about whether or not a character was loyal or not. The characters were actually very well written almost entirely across the board.

As just a straight up entertainment package I really enjoyed 'Sleepless'. It never lost my interest once and it knew its limitations. If you ever find yourself bored watching this movie then I would suggest action movies are certainly not for you. If you can suspend your belief and just sit back and enjoy the ride, I think you will find you'll very much enjoy this film.

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