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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A ticket-collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother.

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Peter
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Elsie
Micole Mercurio ...
Midge
Jason Bernard ...
Jerry
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Joe Jr.
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Ashley Bacon
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Mary
Ruth Rudnick ...
Wanda
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Celeste
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
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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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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

Box Office

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$81,057,016 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

While Jack is playing cards with Peter in his hospital room, and Peter is still in a coma, Peter's left hand resting on the bed tray visibly moves. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [Lucy's sitting in the booth at the station taking tokens for the train. Suddenly someone drops a ring, making her look up] Lucy? I have to ask you a question.
Elsie: Get down on one knee, it's more romantic.
Saul: Elsie, if he's proposing let him do it!
Elsie: I *am* letting him do it.
Jack: Can I come in there please?
Lucy: I can't. Not without a token.
Jack: [he hands one in and goes into the booth] Marry me.
Lucy: Yeah. I love you.
Jack: I love you back.
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Referenced in Action: Blowhard (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q
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Good for a lot of laughs
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an extremely underrated movie. There were so many funny little segments and happenings in this movie. Like when the newspaper boy was delivering papers, and when they had the dinner conversation. If you just watch the movie for some good laughs and don't try to expect some big, deep storyline you will find that it is a VERY enjoyable movie. It had us all laughing till we......well you know what I mean. Sit back, get some popcorn and enjoy the show. There's nothing wrong with silly, senseless humor, is there? Even my husband enjoyed it. I've seen this movie more times than I probably should admit. But I laugh every time I see it. Another good choice...How to meet a guy in 10 days.


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