The lives of a crusty old scientist and a bratty, teen Michael-Jackson-wannabe are about to intersect in a paranormal way. Coleman Ettinger seeks to break down the door of reality through studied dreaming; Bobby Keller wants Lainie Diamond, the girlfriend of his high school friend Joel, a handsome school jock. As Coleman persuades his wife Gena to join his experiments, an accident knocks their bodies out of existence, along with Bobby's consciousness. Coleman's consciousness winds up in Bobby's body while Gena's ends up buried and asleep inside Lainie's. Only when sleeping can Coleman contact Bobby and elicit his help in putting things back, except that Bobby smugly prefers limbo over his aggravated life as a modern teenager. Written by
With dreams like these who needs reality?
Did You Know?
At the time of filming the two Corey's, were both addicted to drugs such as cocaine, and crack. As well as Feldman using Heroin at the time, and having an obsession with Michael Jackson. He included Jackson style type moves in the dance sequence involving Laine in the gym. See more
Bobby's movements as he watches Lainie dance in the gym don't match the movements of his image in the mirror. See more
Dinger! Dinger, wake up for a minute. I gotta talk to you, Buddy.
Bobby, I'm asleep. I'm sound asleep, Bobby. I'm dreaming. Apache women. Mai-taih's. Vannah White and a whip.
I'm in love.
That could be a problem.
I don't think you understand.
No, no, I do understand. I really do. Which hand is it this week PAL?
References Twilight Zone
DREAMS COME TRUE (STAND UP AND TAKE IT)
Written by Gregg Sutton
and Maria McKee
Performed by Lone Justice
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more