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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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Jason Bernard ...
Jerry
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Joe Jr.
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Celeste
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
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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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love | hospital | coma | cat | loneliness | See All (140) »

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A story about love at second sight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

The director had considered Jami Gertz for the role of Lucy. 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

Elsie: I could never make a good pot roast.
Saul: You need good beef. Argentina has great beef: beef, and Nazis.
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Connections

Referenced in The Mindy Project: While I Was Sleeping (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Sandra Bullock at Her Best.
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely little film that has the lonely Sandra Bullock admiring high-class businessman Peter Gallagher from afar in her toll booth on the subway. Then one day he is attacked by a couple of muggers and Bullock saves his life by getting him to the hospital. Naturally Gallagher is in a comatose state after the attack. A true misunderstanding makes it appear that Bullock is Gallagher's fiance and typical confusion ensues. Now Gallagher's family all believe that Bullock really is his woman. Gallagher's brother (Bill Pullman) is suspicious though, but slowly starts to believe Bullock as well. He then starts to fall in love with her and vice versa. A great romantic comedy that is so pure and well-made that it is near impossible to say anything negative about it. It is not a perfect film, but it is a very likeable movie that delivers what it promises. 4 stars out of 5.


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