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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Micole Mercurio ...
Jason Bernard ...
Joe Jr.
Ashley Bacon
Ruth Rudnick ...
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ...
Man in Peter's Room


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A story about love at second sight.


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


$17,000,000 (estimated)


$81,057,016 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jack and Peter are 'playing' 7 card stud poker (Peter is still in a coma .. Jack is dealing cards for both of them), Jack's winning cards are the 'dead man's hand' .. aces over eights. See more »


As Lucy is pulling Jack up from the ice, Lucy's scarf is on her neck. The next shot shows the scarf in her right hand. The scarf then returned to her neck in the following shot. See more »


Jerry: You're born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines.
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Referenced in The Middle: While You Were Sleeping (2015) See more »


Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Dusty Springfield and Daryl Hall
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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