What is your favorite "Sleeper" movie?

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  1. Rob Dwyer

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    This one's one of my favorite subjects among my friends and me - the "sleeper" movie - these are the movies that are generally considered great by most people who see them, but for one reason or another either bombed in the theater or was generally dismissed without being seen.
    One of the best movies that I've seen that could be considered a "sleeper" is Suicide Kings.
    Now, it's not an indie film by any stretch of the word, but the movie tanked pretty hard in the theaters and can now be picked up at a very low price - usually $7.99 or less.
    Christopher Walken plays the kidnapped mob boss to perfection - making everyone suspect each other the whole way through, and it has a great surprise ending that no one I've shown the movie to has ever been able to predict!
    Not to mention Denis Leary as a hitman... classic!! [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know the Box Office take, but mine would have to be Drugstore Cowboy. You've got a cameo from William S. Burroughs and Matt Dillon is... surprisingly good!
     
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    My favorite "sleeper" movie is A Simple Plan.
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Hopscotch.
     
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    My Sleeper film, would be Bill Forsythes 1987 masterpiece "Housekeeping" I can watch the film over and over and never tire of it. It is filled with so many of what I like to call "perfect moments". The scene in which Silvie(Christine Lahti) is in the middle of a lake under the train tressel on a cold dark moonlit night in a small rickety boat, talking about the train that went of the bridge and sunk into the water many years ago, Is one of the most beatiful and haunting scenes I have ever seen in a film, The kind of film moment that makes me fall in love with the movies and appreciate what a great film can achieve. Housekeeping is a superb low key film that is poetic in it's simplicity.
    Sadly Columbia have never released this great movie on Laserdisc or DVD. [​IMG]
    For more info-
    Roger Ebert's 4 star review of Housekeeping
    IMDB Housekeeping
     
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    Memento!
     
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    "The Little Fugitive"
     
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    I liked Memento and Billy Elliot
     
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    Memento, Tigerland, and A Simple Plan
     
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    The Man in the Moon. No, not the Andy Kaufman movie.
     
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    To name a few....

    - Almost Famous/Untitled

    - Heavyweights

    - Hedwig and the Angery Inch

    - Memento

    - My Bodyguard
     
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    This year it is Ghost World
     
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    Desert Heart

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    Definitely my overall favorite movie: A Simple Plan
     

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