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Dream a Little Dream (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  3 March 1989 (USA)
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An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

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Coleman Ettinger
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Bobby Keller / Coleman Ettinger
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Gena Ettinger
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Lainie Diamond
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Ike Baker
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Cherry Diamond
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Joel
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Dumas
Victoria Jackson ...
Kit Keller
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Gus Keller
Ria Pavia ...
Maureen
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Shelley (as Lala)
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Marge
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Derek
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Storyline

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 statmanjeff

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With dreams like these who needs reality?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Long Before Tomorrow  »

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$5,552,441 (USA)
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Trivia

On the wall of Bobby's room a poster for the movie The Lost Boys (1987) can be seen. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim both starred in "The Lost Boys". See more »

Goofs

Bobby's movements as he watches Lainie dance in the gym don't match the movements of his image in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bobby Keller: Dinger! Dinger, wake up for a minute. I gotta talk to you, Buddy.
Dinger: Bobby, I'm asleep. I'm sound asleep, Bobby. I'm dreaming. Apache women. Mai-taih's. Vannah White and a whip.
Bobby Keller: I'm in love.
Dinger: That could be a problem.
Bobby Keller: I don't think you understand.
Dinger: No, no, I do understand. I really do. Which hand is it this week PAL?
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Connections

Followed by Dream a Little Dream 2 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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One of my favorites
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A terrific original plot, great acting. Meredith Salenger does an excellent job as Lainie, and Corey Feldman does one of his best performances (several scenes are outside of his "normal" routine, and he does them very well). A very good combination of romance, seriousness, a little comedy, and a touch of weirdness.


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