- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"What do you see' Has my luck run out'"
- John (Willem Dafoe)
Rolling Stone - 03/19/1992
"...A boldly resonant thriller....Buoyed by [Schrader's] questing spirit and Dafoe's mesmerizing performance, LIGHT SLEEPER might just keep you up for nights..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/1992
"...The clean, hard-edged compositions and fluid camera movements have a precision and spontaneity..."
Film Comment - 05/01/1992
"...LIGHT SLEEPER is a lithe, lovely existential thriller..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/04/1992
"...Brooding, lonely....Paul Schraderhas been telling this story in one way or another, but never with more humanity than this time..."
Empire - 03/01/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Paul Schrader's familiar preoccupations -- religion; male insecurity; the seamier side of modern life; glistening, moody filmmaking -- are lovingly coaxed out of this, his most underrated film."
A middle-aged drug dealer, coming to terms with the mess he's made of his life, struggles to get out of the business. But old habits die hard, as he still has a few debts to pay before he can be free.
Theatrical Release |
- LIGHT SLEEPER was screened at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.
- Director Paul Schrader returns to his roots--style-wise--with this story that covers similar ground as TAXI DRIVER, for which he wrote the award-winning screenplay.