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The Big Sleep

13th March 1978
1h 40m
Michael Winner

The Big Sleep is a 1978 Crime Thriller film released on 13th March; Michael Winner directed the film which stars James Stewart, Oliver Reed, and Robert Mitchum.


Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel from 1940s California to 1970s London.

Genres & Themes

Cast (24)

James Stewart's profile James Stewart
Age at Filming ≈ 69
Oliver Reed's profile Oliver Reed
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Robert Mitchum's profile Robert Mitchum
Age at Filming ≈ 60
John Mills's profile John Mills
Age at Filming ≈ 69
Edward Fox's profile Edward Fox
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Harry Andrews's profile Harry Andrews
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Candy Clark's profile Candy Clark
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Dudley Sutton's profile Dudley Sutton
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Joan Collins's profile Joan Collins
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Don Henderson's profile Don Henderson
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Derek Deadman's profile Derek Deadman
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Patrick Durkin
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Diana Quick's profile Diana Quick
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Colin Blakely's profile Colin Blakely
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Sarah Miles
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Richard Todd's profile Richard Todd
Age at Filming ≈ 58
James Donald
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Richard Boone's profile Richard Boone
Age at Filming ≈ 60
John Justin
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Martin Potter
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Simon Fisher-Turner
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Joe Ritchie
Age at Filming ≈ 67

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Production Companies

ITC Winkast Film Productions

The Big Sleep Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

4% 20-29
25% 30-39
25% 40-49
4% 50-59
33% 60-69
8% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

17% Female
83% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

The Big Sleep FAQ

When was The Big Sleep released?

The Big Sleep was released 46 years ago, on Monday March 13th, 1978.

Is The Big Sleep on Netflix?

No, The Big Sleep is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is The Big Sleep on Amazon Prime?

No, The Big Sleep is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is The Big Sleep on Disney Plus?

No, The Big Sleep is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States