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Dream Lover (1986)

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After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »

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Kathy Gardner
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Michael Hansen
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Ben Gardner
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Kevin McCann
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Martin
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Claire
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Paul West ...
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Matthew Long ...
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After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results ... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Now I lay me down to sleep. If I should kill before I wake...

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2 April 1986 (France)  »

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"There are about 100 tortures in your living room"...the 101st must be the pacing of this movie.
1 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the opening and closing credits, the filmmakers acknowledge the services of sleep research centers and consultants in the making of this movie. But while there is some educational dialogue about dreams, the main concept - the heroine acting out her dreams - is not as innovative as they seem to think; haven't these people ever heard of the word "sleepwalking"? Kristy McNichol is fine (if one-note) in a demanding role, but director Pakula's pacing is off, the thrills are few, and the finale, with one character apparently transforming into Superman, is ludicrous. (*1/2)


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