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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 April 1995 (USA)
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Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother

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Elsie
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Jason Bernard ...
Jerry
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Joe Jr.
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Ashley Bacon
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Mary
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Wanda
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Celeste
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ...
Man in Peter's Room
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Storyline

Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begin to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events. Written by Michael Lee Pollock <gt4250a@prism.gatech.edu>

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A story about love at second sight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£4,534,913 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Chris Columbus was at one point considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

When the Callahans are in Mass, the priest prays for the sick, including Peter. Then everyone sits down, the priest says some more things and the people say 'Amen.' In the Catholic Mass, people don't sit down at that part until the priest has finished the prayers and the people have said 'Amen.' Also, one of the old ladies says Mass was better when it was in Latin and people couldn't understand it. Not true: people had Latin-English Missals and could follow quite easily. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: Doesn't anybody use a phone anymore?
Joe Jr.: I do.
Lucy: I'm not talking about 900 numbers.
Joe Jr.: Who told?
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Soundtracks

WINTER WONDERLAND
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q
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Essential Bullock
21 August 2004 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Warm and gentle comedy that shows Bullock to her best advantage, in her favorite role of shy closet beauty. Bullock obsesses about a man she sees briefly every day; when he is knocked unconscious she claims to be his fiancée. Then sparks begin to fly with the brother. Wonderful turns by Boyle and Warden as older family members. There's a great line by Boyle in this movie, something like you always imagine you'll have these long golden moments in life and then when you get there it lasts about a minute. I think Bullock was never better than in this movie, in later productions her shy modesty seems a little artificial. She and Pullman have just enough chemistry together to pull this through.


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