Light Sleeper

Light Sleeper

Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany


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Paul Schrader's brilliant study of another alienated urban denizen skirting the borderline of madness stars Willem Dafoe as John Le Tour, a rich, upscale drug dealer for Manhattan professionals -- "White drugs for white people," as he puts it. John is a recovering addict and for him it's the perfect job, as he can relate completely with the self-absorbed eccentrics he services. But when his boss Ann (Susan Sarandon) tells John that she is planning to abandon the drug business for herbal cosmetics, John's life is thrown into disarray. With no future plans, he sees black clouds heading his way. Coincidentally, he runs into Marianne (Dana Delany), an old girlfriend and former addict who has returned to New York to be with her dying mother. John sees Marianne as his redemption and starts to pursue her, but she doesn't want to be reminded of her past. When the murder of an Upper West Side woman involved in a drug transaction has the police scouring the town for suspects, John thinks they are following him, and the strain upon his life and his hopes for the future become harder and harder to bear.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/1993
UPC: 0012236900634
Original Release: 1992
Rating: R
Source: Live / Artisan

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe John LeTour
Susan Sarandon Ann
Dana Delany Marianne
David Clennon Robert
Mary Beth Hurt Teresa Aranow
Victor Garber Tis
Jane Adams Randi
Joe Gironda Funeral Home Employee
David Sukoff Baseball Card Fan
Tatiana Von Furstenberg French Girl
Carolyn L.A. Walker Police Woman
Paul Jabara Eddie
Robert Cicchini Guidone
Sam Rockwell Jealous
Rene Rivera Manuel
David Spade Theological Cokehead
Steven Posen Hasid
Ken Ladd Carlos
Brian Judge Thomas
Vinnie Capone Young Cuban
Christopher Todd Northrup Retro Yuppie
Paul Stocker Maitre D'
Bernadette Jurkowski French Girl
Francesca Bonicoli 1st Model
Elena Vannucci 2nd Model
Jeff Telvi Male Model
Jennifer Fowler Woman at Bar
Gabrielle Stubbert Woman at Bar
James Saxenmeyer Bar Patron
Raymond Normandeau Chef
Arcoiris Medina Woman at Laundromat
Esteban Fernandez Concierge
Timothy Stickney Young Dominican
Heather Rose Dominic Crackhead
Paul Stockman Smith Radio Announcer
Peter Macklin Baseball Card Fan
Billy Joe Novinski Baseball Card Fan
Damien Corrente Baseball Card Fan
Ronald Sylvers Prison Guard

Technical Credits
Paul Schrader Director,Screenwriter
Michael Been Score Composer
Kristina Boden Editor
G. Mac Brown Producer
Marilyn Carbone Makeup
James C. Feng Production Designer
Richard Hornung Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Steve Kirshoff Special Effects
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Jessica Lanier Set Decoration/Design
Diana Pokorny Production Manager
Linda Reisman Producer
Glen Trotiner Asst. Director

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