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Dream a Little Dream -- Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and can only contact Bobby in his dreams. Part of his wife's mind has also ended up in Lainie. To bring his and his wife's body back to reality, Coleman must agree to fix Bobby's messed up life.


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3 March 1989 (USA) See more »
With dreams like these who needs reality?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Robards ... Coleman Ettinger

Corey Feldman ... Bobby Keller / Coleman Ettinger

Piper Laurie ... Gena Ettinger

Meredith Salenger ... Lainie Diamond

Harry Dean Stanton ... Ike Baker

Corey Haim ... Dinger

Susan Blakely ... Cherry Diamond

William McNamara ... Joel

Matt Adler ... Dumas
Victoria Jackson ... Kit Keller

Alex Rocco ... Gus Keller
Ria Pavia ... Maureen

Lala Sloatman ... Shelley (as Lala)
Laura Lee Norton ... Marge

John Ward ... Derek
Josh Evans ... Low Life #1
Jody Smith ... Low Life #2

Kent Faulcon ... Low Life #3
Russell Livingstone ... Neighbor Next Door
Mickey Thomas ... Mr. Pattison
Fran Taylor ... Sheila Baker
John Grissom ... P.E. Coach
John Ford Coley ... Ron

Directed by
Marc Rocco 
Writing credits
Daniel Jay Franklin (story)

Daniel Jay Franklin (screenplay) and
Marc Rocco (screenplay) &
D.E. Eisenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Steven I. Celniker .... associate producer
D.E. Eisenberg .... producer
Lawrence Kasanoff .... executive producer
Russell Livingstone .... associate producer
Robert G. Magaudda .... line producer
Marc Rocco .... producer
Ellen Steloff .... executive producer
Original Music by
John William Dexter 
Cinematography by
King Baggot 
Film Editing by
Russell Livingstone 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Matthew C. Jacobs 
Art Direction by
Melody Levy 
Costume Design by
Kristine Brown 
Makeup Department
Marie-Gabrielle Clark .... makeup artist
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist
Production Management
Vincent Agostino .... unit manager (as Vinnie Agostino)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Leyba .... first assistant director
James P. Liacouras .... second assistant director
Russell Livingstone .... second unit director
Art Department
Mark Barofsky .... property master
Kim Barofsky-Thorpe .... set dresser (as Kim Barofsky)
Peter Battistelli .... construction coordinator
Carmen Herman .... assistant property master
Randall Milazzo .... lead man
Jahmon Reed .... swing gang
John Teitloff .... assistant property master
Sound Department
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... foley artist
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Clayton Collins .... foley artist
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Hollingsworth .... sound editor
Elizabeth Kenton .... assistant sound editor
Leonard Marcel .... additional dream sound effects
Robert Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Blake Wilcox .... production sound mixer
Chris Wilcox .... boom operator
Asher Yates .... sound editor
John Cade .... stunt coordinator
Diane Dalmonte .... stunts
James Wiggins .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Buck .... gaffer
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Joe D'Alessandro .... second assistant camera
John Findlater .... still photographer
Roy-Lee Gittens .... electrician
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
Chas Hinton .... best boy
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Russell McElhatton .... director of photography: second unit
Russell McElhatton .... first assistant camera (as Russ McElhatton)
Anastas N. Michos .... Steadicam operator
Anastas N. Michos .... camera operator
George Palmer .... key grip
Riko Schatke .... grip
Gregory W. Smith .... second assistant camera (as Gregory Smith)
Steve Spier .... electrician
David W. Strong .... best boy lighting/genny operator
David W. Strong .... best boy
Rich Sutherland .... best boy grip (as Rick Sutherland)
Dog Thomas .... dolly grip (as 'Dog' Thomas)
Durk Tyndall .... grip
Troy Upster .... electrician
Oliver Whipple III .... grip
Tim Woods .... electrician (as Timothy Woods)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... extras casting
Craig Fincannon .... local casting
Mark Fincannon .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Gross .... wardrobe assistant (as Ronald Gross)
Christina Svoboda .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... post-production consultant
Syd Cole .... negative cutter
Jimbob .... color timer
Stine Kjar .... additional assistant editor
Ken Schretzmann .... assistant editor
Music Department
Derek Alpert .... music supervisor
Martin J. Bram .... music editor
John William Dexter .... soundtrack producer
Elliot Groffman .... music counsel (as Elliot J. Groffman)
Marc Rocco .... supervising soundtrack producer
Transportation Department
Mike Burton .... driver
Michael Foster .... driver
Vernon W. Harrell .... driver
Neil Hyman .... transportation captain
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
Walter Lambeth .... driver
Steve Malliard .... driver
John Moore .... driver
Bill Pitts .... driver
Tom Rainey .... driver
Lee Siler .... driver
Greg Stancil .... driver
Other crew
Stephanie Adams .... assistant location manager
Sheila Allen .... location manager
Kathie Broyles .... title designer
Shaw Burney .... assistant location manager
Kathryn Chalk .... production secretary
Kathryn Colbert .... production coordinator
Betty Conway .... production banking
Anne D'Amato .... production associate
Phil Dupont .... production assistant (as Philippe DuPont)
Sidney Eisenberg .... accounting assistant
Corey Feldman .... choreographer
Tony Fields .... choreographer
John Grissom .... production assistant
George Hesse .... production assistant
Jill Johnston .... assistant coordinator
James P. Liacouras .... production associate
Merry Lowry-Donner .... script supervisor (as Merry Lowry)
Robert G. Magaudda .... production accountant
Dan Mandiher .... production assistant
Ethan Marten .... production assistant
Robert Mintz .... completion guarantor
Erin L. O'Donnell .... production assistant (as Erin O'Donnell)
Steve Readmond .... production accountant
Barbara Rubin .... studio teacher
Julie Smith .... assistant: Mr. Rocco
Lorri F. Sumner .... production assistant
Shelly Surpin .... production counsel (as Shelley Surpin)
Razor Tongue .... production assistant
Cindie Williams .... production assistant
Adam Lee Freeman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Black .... very special thanks
Byron Buckley Jr. .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Cameron Dye .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Chip Garamella .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Gail Gordon .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Judy Haim .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
June Horton .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Jimmy Ienner .... special thanks
Bruce Kaufman .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Jeff Krask .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Julie Lorensh .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Kim Millimaki .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Jim Morrison .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Adam Platnick .... very special thanks
Jennifer Rocco .... special thanks
Lisa Rocco .... very special thanks (as Lisa)
Jeffrey Rubin .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Richard Rush .... acknowledgement of the special effects of
Heile Thirlwell .... acknowledgement of the special effects of

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114 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Miscellaneous: In the credits, "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. is listed as being co-written by Michael "Stripe" instead of "Stipe".See more »
[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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The Best Two Coreys Film, 18 November 2002
Author: darko2525 from Yongin, South Korea

While the latter 1980s were absolutely gagged with lame body-switching comedies like the listless Vice Versa and Like Father, Like Son, I found something entirely different and actually inspiring in Dream a Little Dream. Buoyed by strong performances, Dream is not at all what you'd expect it would be. Much to my surprise, it is actually a smart, witty, intelligent and touching look at old age and adolecence by way of new age philosophy. Corey Feldman gives one of his best performances, and no, that's not a joke, and Haim is never better anywhere than he is in his small role as the oddball best friend Dinger. Obviously it didn't hurt to have a three time Oscar nominee like the late, great Jason Robards on board. This movie really does have something for everyone, and I'm being a hundred percent serious. So many "oh so serious" types like to bash movies like this, but I'm a writer, and I love good, interesting movies, and I truly see this as one of them. What a terrific, quirky little gem produced by the Two Coreys before midnight, January 1st, 1990 when their careers suddenly spiralled down the toilet. Funny, touching, and utterly enjoyable.

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