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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

 -  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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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:

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£4,534,913 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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Images of the world and Sleeping Beauty recur in the film: the young version of Lucy in the beginning is being read "Sleeping Beauty" by her father (the film is a role reversal of "Sleeping Beauty": Peter is the beauty, and Lucy the Prince); Lucy has a globe in her apartment (visible after talking to Jack), and of course the gift of her mother to her father, the light up globe lamp recurs as well. See more »

Goofs

While on the tracks Lucy tells Peter that the train coming toward them is an express, then the train comes to a stop. However, the train sounds its horn as it approaches Peter & Lucy on the tracks, indicating that they are seen by the driver. Even though the two are not hit, the near miss would have required the driver to stop the train. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: [thinking] It's amazing how exotic Wisconson... isn't.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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WINTER WONDERLAND
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by The Glenn Miller Orchestra
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by arrangement with Source/Q
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Sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy
17 November 2005 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, in my opinion, is a sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy. If you ask me, the way that Lucy (Sandra Bullock) and Peter (Peter Gallagher) met was very romantic. Also, in my opinion, Joey (Michael Rispoli) was a little crazy. This was because he just couldn't seem to leave Lucy alone. In addition, to me, Jack (Bill Pullman) was a really cute guy. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say, "If you like romantic comedies or movies where people meet by chance, I highly recommend WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING!" Now, in conclusion, when you see this sweet, charming, hilarious, and heartwarming romantic comedy, prepare to laugh and be touched.


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