I went back in my Netflix queue and decided to watch a movie I'd always meant to see and had never gotten around to it. There's a gap of movies rated R that came out before I was old enough to see them that have mostly slipped by me. Sleepers was one I got mixed up with Sneakers for a long time and thought I'd already seen it, but now I know I have and that there's a huge difference.
Ray McKinnon) knows he's harmless and lets him stay in the shed. Holbrook has designs on getting his home back and attempts to get Choate arrested, which he does when he catches Choate beating his daughter and wife. The movie overall is uneven and it's hard to really like Holbrook's character. He has dreams about his deceased wife (played by real-life wife, Dixie Carter, also now deceased) and feels guilt over her death that isn't explained much, but given as the reason he's a mean old coot. The movie builds to a climax that doesn't deliver and you don't really care about them when it's over. 2.5 of 5 stars/lambs
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