While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.


Andrew Cividino
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Cast overview:
Jackson Martin ... Adam Hudson
Nick Serino ... Nate
Reece Moffett Reece Moffett ... Riley
Katelyn McKerracher ... Taylor
Rita Serino Rita Serino ... Grandma
Erika Brodzky Erika Brodzky ... Marianne
David Disher David Disher ... William Hudson
Taylor Facca Taylor Facca ... Shanna
Lorraine Philp Lorraine Philp ... Linda Hudson
Kyle Bertrand Kyle Bertrand ... Brad


The Hudsons - husband and wife William and Linda, and their fifteen year old son Adam - are spending the summer, like they have the several recent past summers, at their cottage on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. William and Linda are still trying to perpetuate them being the perfect family, which they have been able to do as Adam is still closer emotionally to childhood than he is to adulthood and still largely follows parental rules. However, William wants to be both Adam's father and best friend as he is encouraging Adam to pursue Taylor, a similarly aged girl Adam has known forever at the lake. Adam doesn't want to admit to anyone that he does like Taylor in that way, he justifying his non-action by not wanting to ruin their friendship. This summer for the first time, Adam hangs out with cousins Riley and Nate, who are a little rougher around the edges than him. They are spending the summer with their permissive grandmother, Riley living with her permanently since the ... Written by Huggo

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Based on a short film by the same name from 2014. Reece Moffett and Nick Serino reprise their roles, under different character names. See more »


Remake of Sleeping Giant (2014) See more »

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13 May 2019 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

Coming-of-age films are amongst my favorite types of films, but they are often tricky to make. A good film, should give you feelings of nostalgia and form a bond between yourself and at least one of the characters, while a bad one can seem to be nothing more than an episode of Jackass. This film has a bit of both. Sleeping Giants is the story of three teenage boys, spending the summer with their families on Lake Superior and as you might expect, circumstances bring them together. There are some funny moments, trouble to be had, and of course a girl who gets in the middle of everything. What this film has going for it, is that the cast was actually teens, ones whom have very limited acting experience. That being said, it seems as though, the writers also have somewhat limited experience, as this film is your very standard, text book, run of the mill story. What you'd expect to happen in this situation is exactly what happens, and while I like the fact that the story features real teens and new faces, the truth is that nobody really stands up or shows anything more than just kids hanging out. That could honestly be the title of this film, kids hanging out. Sleeping Giants isn't bad in any way, but it's nothing special either, an all-around forgettable experience.

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28 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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