The clip living in hell's ktichen from Sleepers (1996) with Bruno Kirby, Jason Patric
Walk, walk Walk, walk
My three friends and I were inseparable...
happy and content to live in the closed world of Hell's Kitchen.
The West Side streets of Manhattan were our private playground.
A cement kingdom where we felt ourselves to be nothing less than absolute rulers.
Hell's Kitchen was populated by an uneasy blend of Irish, Italian...
Puerto Rican and Eastern European laborers.
Hard men living hard lives.
Walk like a man Talk like a man
Shut the fuck up!
We lived in railroad apartments inside redbrick tenements.
Few mothers worked and all had trouble with the men they married.
Get the fuck down and shut up!
Get the fuck down!
Get the fuck down and shut the fuck up!
I buried one fucking wife, I can bury another one.
Domestic violence was a cottage industry in Hell's Kitchen...
yet there was no divorce and few separations.
The will of the church was forceful.
For a marriage to end, someone usually had to die.
Yet despite the harshness of life...
Hell's Kitchen offered the kids on its streets a safety net...
enjoyed by few other neighborhoods.
Crimes against people of the neighborhood were not permitted.
When they did occur, the punishment doled out was severe...
and in some cases final.
A drug dealer from an uptown neighborhood...
moved heroin into Hell's Kitchen.
Packet killed the 12-year-old son of a Puerto Rican numbers runner.
It was the last packet the dealer ever sold.
Hell's Kitchen was a place of innocence ruled by corruption.
The clip playing pranks from Sleepers (1996) with Robert W. Castle, Robert De Niro
My friends and I spent lots of time inside Holy Angels.
We each served as altar boys.
Everyone wanted to work funeral masses...
since the funeral included a $3 fee...
and more if you looked sufficiently somber.
There was an active competition between the four of us...
to come up with the best and boldest prank.
Two weeks into the new school year I found the nuns' clacker...
in the school hallway, and I was ready for the big leagues.
I... I'm very pleased that so many boys and girls are going to...
In church it was used to alert the girls as to when...
they should stand, sit, kneel and genuflect...
all based on the number of times a clacker was pressed.
In my pocket, it was cause for havoc.
And, uh, it will be a great day.
You will be defenders of the faith...
you will be soldiers of Christ...
and you will receive the gifts...
of the Holy Spirit.
Well, it's gonna be a great day...
and your parents will be very proud of you.
When you were baptized, godparents made promises for you...
and now you're gonna confirm those promises.
Let me have the clacker.
Let everyone rise.
Let us pray.
Nuns are such easy targets.
John and I spent more time in church than the others.
The clip hearing about michaelangelo from Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro, Jason Patric
Father Bobby knew my friends and I worked for King Benny...
and he wasn't pleased.
He wasn't worried about the pocket money, but the next step...
when they ask you to pick up a gun.
He didn't want that to happen to us.
You think running for King Benny is a good idea, huh?
Pays? A lot of things pay.
Not like this. Whoa!
Most priests liked to preach from the pulpit.
Father Bobby liked to talk during the bump and shove of a pickup game.
Oh, good shot!
All right, you the man.
I found an art class for you to take.
You know I can't afford to take any art classes.
No, you don't have to pay anything. Teacher's a friend of mine. Hmm?
I don't know. It could be nothing but a waste of time, Father.
Or it could be the first step.
First step to what?
To doing somethin' with your life.
You never know. It may help you get out of here.
You all could get out of here.
Guys, are we gonna talk or play basketball?
Come on. Let's play.
Listen, I got a story I wanna tell you.
It ain't the one about the lepers, is it?
'Cause that one gave me nightmares.
No lepers. Michelangelo.
He was born poor just like you guys. He was a painter. He was a sculptor.
He takes this job from the pope. Good money, good work.
Okay, Father, but, uh, why'd the pope call him?
Because the pope was looking for the best guy he could find...
to paint the ceiling of his church in Rome.
Don't sound like that big a job, Father.
Well, to Michelangelo, it was.
Michelangelo needed the... needed the job...
'cause it paid more money than he ever had in his life.
That way, he could pay off the loan sharks that were chasing his father down.
What's his father?
He was, uh, like a low-level con guy.
He conned people out of money, goats, sheep.
Chickens, whatever he could.
Chickens? - Chickens?
You know what happened?
He painted a ceiling no one will ever forget.
The clip hearing about michaelangelo Part 2 from Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro, Ron Eldard
Painted like it was touched by the hand of God.
Did he pay off the loans?
Every single one.
Hey, Father, how long did it take him? You know, painting the ceiling and all?
Took him about nine years.
That's a big ceiling.
I had a Puerto Rican guy do my whole apartment in two days.
And he had a bum leg.
You know, I don't know what I'm gonna do with you guys.
Hey, just give us a job painting.
You know what it was? You know what it was?
The Sistine Chapel.
Who painted the other 15?
The clip john has a punctured lung from Sleepers (1996) with Jason Patric, Robert De Niro
Outside events meant little.
In a society changing radically by the hour...
we watched the images scatter nightly across the TV screens.
Young protesters spoke about how they were gonna change our lives...
and fix the world.
But while they shouted their slogans...
my friends and I went to funeral services...
for the young men of Hell's Kitchen...
who came back from Vietnam in body bags.
We viewed with skepticism the faces on television...
those protected by money and upper middle-class standing.
A growing army of feminists marched across the country...
yet our mothers still cooked and cared for men...
who abused them mentally and physically.
For me and my friends, these developments carried no weight.
They might as well have occurred in another country...
in another century.
Our attention was elsewhere.
We sat with Father Bobby in a third floor hospital ward visiting John...
hoping he'd recover from a punctured lung...
a gift from one of his mother's overzealous boyfriends.
I hope you like these.
You better not tell me you don't.
Father Bobby didn't let that situation rest.
The clip father bobby defends john from Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro, Vittorio Gassman
I gave on Sunday. I'm in a rush, okay?
Little punk. He got out of line, so I put him back in line. No big deal.
You put him in the hospital.
He's alive, ain't he?
Look, if he's smart he learned himself a lesson.
What are you, about 220? 230?
You're a big guy. How much do you think John Reilly weighs?
80? 85? That's not even a featherweight.
If this were a fight, you'd be way out of your division.
Look, it was a slap. It was nothing.
Well, next time you'll be meeting me.
And I may not be in your division...
but I do weigh more than 85 pounds.
And you won't need a doctor when I'm done.
You'll need a priest to pray over your body.
See you in church.
Father Bobby would have made a good hit man.
It's a shame we lost him to the other side.
The clip dismissing ferguson's testimony from Sleepers (1996) with Dustin Hoffman
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury...
you are to disregard the testimony of Ralph Ferguson.
His entire testimony is stricken from this record.
That concludes the people's case, Your Honor.
Is the defense ready to proceed?
Uh, I'm not sure.
Uh, Your Honor, I don't, uh... I don't know, uh...
You don't know?
Well, I'm not sure that, uh...
We're waiting, uh...
All right. 9:00 a. m. tomorrow morning...
present a witness or be prepared to sum up.
9:00 a. m.
The clip father bobby comes to court from Sleepers (1996) with Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro
Good. I like to hear that.
Very interesting attending the morning mass.
Your Honor, the defense calls Father Robert Carillo.
Father, do you know most of the people in your parish?
I know all the people in my parish.
Do you know the two defendants, John Reilly and Thomas Marcano?
Yes, I do.
How long have you known them?
Since they were boys. They were both students of mine.
How long has it been?
It'll be 20 years this spring.
Raise your right hand.
I'm a priest.
The case of the people...
of the state of New York against John Reilly and Thomas Marcano.
Do you swear the evidence you are about to give is the truth...
the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
The clip hearing confessions from Sleepers (1996)
John and I spent more time in church than the others.
We were the only two of the group to give any thought of entering the priesthood.
And John and I were intrigued by the powers a priest was given.
A secret world of betrayal and deceit...
where people openly admitted dark misdeeds and vile indiscretions.
Confession was better than any book we could get our hands on...
or any movie we could see, because the sins were real...
committed by people we knew.
The temptation to be part of that was far too great to resist.
If we get caught, they'll burn us.
What if our mothers are out there?
What if we end up hearing their confessions?
Yeah, what if we hear something worse?
Like a murder.
What if somebody cops to a murder?
Relax. All we gotta do is sit back, listen, and remember not to laugh.
Seconds later, our booth comes to life.
I, uh, sleep with married men.
Men with families.
In the morning I tell myself it's the last time, but it never is.
You see, I'm, uh...
Huh, take a number.
What are you going to do?
I know what you want me to do.
And I know what I should do.
I just don't know what I'm gonna do.
Look, I gotta go.
Thanks for listenin', fellas. I really appreciated it.
I know you'll keep it to yourselves.
Yeah, she knew.
Why do you think she told us all that?
I don't know. I guess she had to tell somebody.
The clip running in to father bobby from Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro
Father Robert Carillo was a longshoreman's son...
who was as comfortable sitting on a barstool in a back-alley saloon...
as he was standing at the altar during High Mass.
He had toyed with the life of petty crime before finding his calling.
He was a friend. A friend who just happened to be a priest.
You know what crap like that does to your body?
Come on, Father. It beats smoking, and it's cheaper too.
So what do you hear? Anything?
I hear you're interested in becomin' a priest.
Word is, you wanna get the feel of a confessional booth.
I don't know what you're talking about, Father.
You don't, huh?
Well, maybe I got the wrong information.
Yeah, I guess you did.
I'll see you later tonight.
I gotta drop some books and magazines off...
for the elderly and disabled around the neighborhood.
Your mother said you'd love to help.
Yeah, I bet she did.
Shakes, I don't want you getting into any trouble.
Come on, Father. You know I never do.
That's all I wish for you and your friends.
That's it. Nothing else. I swear.
You know, a priest shouldn't swear.
And kids shouldn't be listening to other people's confessions.
I'll see you tonight.
All right. See you.
The clip talking about king benny from Sleepers (1996)
When my friends and I were young...
Hell's Kitchen was run by a man named King Benny.
When he was young, King Benny was a hit man for Lucky Luciano.
Lucky Luciano did a lot of good for this country during World War II...
but you ain't gonna read about that in any fucking history book.
There was talk King Benny was the shooter of Mad Dog Coll...
that prick on West 23rd Street.
He ran bootleg with Dutch Schultz...
and he opened up a couple of clubs with Tough Tony Anastasia.
I was 14 when I first heard about him.
The story goes, as a kid he wasn't much of anything.
He was always getting the shit kicked out of him in street fights.
And then one day... and who the fuck knows why...
some Irish guy about 25 years old...
he takes King Benny and he flings him down a flight of stairs.
King Benny breaks all his teeth in the front.
You know what King Benny does?
He waits eight years to get even with that prick.
He walks into a public bathhouse. The guy's soaking in the tub.
King Benny takes out his front teeth.
He lays 'em down on the sink.
Then he looks over at the guy and he says...
"When I look in the mirror, I see your face. "
Then he pulls out a gun...
and he shoots the guy twice in each leg.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Then he says to the guy...
"Now when you take a bath you see mine. "
No one ever fucked with King Benny after that.
The clip shakes wants a job from Sleepers (1996) with Vittorio Gassman
Can I talk to you for a minute?
I'd like to work for you, help you out, whatever you need.
You're the butcher's kid. Am I right?
what kind of job are you looking for?
Whatever. It doesn't matter.
Oh, doesn't matter, huh?
Everybody says this is the place to come for jobs.
Who is "everybody"?
People from the neighborhood.
Let me ask you, what the fuck do they know?
They know you got jobs.
Sorry I wasted your time.
Hold on a sec.
Come back tomorrow if you wanna work.
What time tomorrow?
You'll be here?
I'm always here.
The clip working for king benny from Sleepers (1996) with Vittorio Gassman
My first job for King Benny paid $25 a week...
and ate up only 40 minutes of my time.
In the dark clubroom, one of the guys would hand me a crumpled paper bag...
and direct me to one of the two local police precincts for delivery.
Hey, it was a perfect way to handle payouts.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Come on.
Let's go. Right here. See what kind of cash you got in that bag.
You gotta be nuts. You know who you're taking off?
Yeah, we know, and we're scared shitless.
Give me the bag. Give me the fucking bag!
Hey, what you do there?
Answer me! What you do there?
They stopped me and took my money.
You took the money from the boy?
The money they took is in the bag.
Let me have the bag.
Oh, yeah? How about now?
All right, all right, take it easy.
Ah, you're not smart anymore.
Take it easy.
Now you... This make you stupid.
Let me have the bag.
All right. Thanks, kid. Now go.
What about them?
Then go! Go! Run!
I need somebody with me. What if the old guy hadn't shown?
What you need?
Your friends? What do you think, this is camp?
These kids you can trust. I've known 'em half my life.
Okay, get your friends.
The clip missing a witness from Sleepers (1996) with Minnie Driver, Frank Medrano
That's six for me, two for you.
See, most people play this game in the summer.
It's easier to see the ball without tears in your eyes.
I give a fuck about most people.
You're gonna have a heart attack, and I'm not breathin' in your mouth.
Yeah, well, I'm not going to marry you either.
John and Tommy smell something. They just don't know what.
A spick be living in the White House by the time it reaches their fucking brains.
Snyder came through big. He's not half bad.
The way you told it, I thought he could hardly stand up.
Oh, no. He's a drunk, but he's not a fool.
We only win when John and Tommy walk.
Then you'll have to get them out of the shooting court.
You have to put them someplace else. And only a witness does that for you.
And he's doing a Claude Rains so far. Nobody's seen the fucker.
What if he doesn't show? What if we have to go in the way we are?
The street is the only one that matters. Court is for uptown people...
with suits, money, lawyers with three names.
If you got cash, you can buy court justice.
But on the street, justice has no price.
She's blind where the judge sits, but she's not blind out here.
Out here, the bitch got eyes.
We need both.
Then you need a witness.
The clip killing rizzo's murderer from Sleepers (1996)
Playing prosecution and defense attorney, he exposed Ferguson for what he was...
and still kept John and Tommy's motive for killing Nokes hidden from the eyes of the court.
Little Caesar, who always kept a picture of his dead brother in his breast pocket...
called in the Henry Addison loan.
It was a loan Addison couldn't afford to pay back...
and it gave Little Caesar the only reason he needed to even his score for Rizzo.
Davenport wasted little time on following up on Adam Styler.
He was quickly arrested and charged with the shooting death of the Queens drug dealer...
and eight counts of corruption and bribery.
The clip ferguson admitts the truth from Sleepers (1996) with Dustin Hoffman
Were you there?
Did you observe these experiences?
Did you more than observe?
I was drinking and...
Were there any other guards around during these experiences?
With you and Mr. Nokes?
On more than one occasion?
Mr. Ferguson, do you still think that Sean Nokes was a good man?
He was my friend.
A friend who raped and abused boys he was paid to look after.
I have no further questions.
I want this to be over.
I want this to be over.
Witness is excused.
if I were you, I wouldn't stray too far from home.
People will want to talk to you. Do you understand?
Michael continued to swim both ends of the pool at the same time.