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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.

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

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 Octavius J. Johnson ... Thomas
Tim Connolly ... McFerrin
Drew Sheer ... Anderson
Sala Baker ... Benik
Tim Rigby Tim Rigby ... Larry
Elijah Everett Elijah Everett ... Bathroom Attendant
Tess Malis Kincaid ... Demanding New Yorker
Steve Coulter ... Frazzled Concierge
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Storyline

In Las Vegas, vice LVMPD policemen Vincent Downs and Sean Cass rob a shipment of cocaine belonging to entrepreneur Stanley Rubino, who intended to sell it to mobster Rob Novak, the son of a powerful mob boss. They volunteer to investigate the robbery in order to cover up their involvement, clashing with Internal Affairs investigators Jennifer Bryant and Doug Dennison, who are suspicious of their involvement. It is also revealed that Vincent is estranged from his wife Dena, who is getting remarried, and has minimal involvement in the life of his 16-year-old son Thomas..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't judge a cop by his cover.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is also known as "Black Taken", according to some sources. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Novaks phone rings it shows a time of 2:14pm. Unless his body has been laying there for hours on end, it was sunrise only a few minutes earlier. See more »

Quotes

Bryant: Someone takes a dump in my department, I know about it!
Vincent: They're shitting all over it!
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Connections

References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Smokin & Drinkin
Performed by Danny Brown
Written by Danny Brown (as Daniel Sewell), Jmike (as Jeremy Michael Coleman), A-Trak (as Alain Macklovitch)
Courtesy of Fool's Gold Records
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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Watch Oscar Jamie sleep.
18 January 2017 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

You may go sleepless while watching this abduction thriller with a couple of stars, Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. They're Las Vegas PD detectives involved in drug busting with all the kidnap, corruption components in place.

The outstanding element is the awareness that an Oscar winner--Foxx--can be wasted in a hum-drum actioner that surprises not at all. Believe me when I tell you that if you stirred Liam Neeson in with this script, you'd know the difference only by the skin color of the kidnapped children.

Although director Odar does a competent job with the foot races and car chases, they are still boiler-plate staples of the genre. While Foxx spends most of the film improbably finding his son, losing him, finding him again in an almost Groundhog Day motif, the action becomes tedious quickly. His life-threatening-wound is ludicrously not debilitating except for a few high-priced Oscar grunts that end up immobilizing a goon or two who have no similar disabilities.

It was a dismal afternoon when I saw Sleepless because I love cinematic visuals and watching Michelle make something out of nothing. Otherwise, you'll be more careful about the safety of your children. That's the good part.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepless Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,344,128, 15 January 2017

Gross USA:

$20,783,704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,917,353
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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