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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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Mary
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Wanda
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Celeste
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ...
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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

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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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The word "fiancée" has three acceptable pronunciations in English according to Webster, with the stress on the first, second, or final syllable. In the initial hospital room scene where the Callaghans discover Peter in a coma and meet Lucy, all three pronunciations of the word are given, and in consecutive order as far as the syllables. Nurse: "She's his FIancée!" Midge: "His fiANcée"? Doctor (a few lines later, to intern): "She's the fianCEE, you idiot!" See more »

Goofs

During the belated Christmas dinner, Mary begins the evening with a white t-shirt under her sweater and at the end of the evening, she is no longer wearing the white t-shirt. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Ashley!
Ashley: Scumbag! You're engaged?
[Peter nods]
Ashley: May I remind you that you proposed to me?
Peter: You said no. We broke up.
Ashley: No, no. I was confused, we stepped back.
Peter: You moved to Portugal.
Ashley: Yes, well, I didn't think you were going to run out and marry the first bimbo you came across.
Peter: Lucy's not a bimbo.
Ashley: Lucy? Lucy who?
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Referenced in Conversations with Jon Turteltaub (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q
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A Wonderful Tale
16 October 2001 | by (San Diego, Ca.) – See all my reviews

I know, I know...You saw the name Bill Pullman and wanted to shove this movie a side too. In this movie though, he is absolutely a sweetheart. This wonderful fairytale really got me. Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman and his entire kooky family sucked me right in. This movie is such a chick flick, but it is really funny too. (Joe Fusco Jr.!!!) See it! I think you'll love it. I did.


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