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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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Cast

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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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love | christmas | hospital | coma | train | See more »

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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:

While You Were Sleeping  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£4,534,913 (UK) (15 September 1995)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Lucy was written for Demi Moore. Sandra Bullock took the role, saying she could relate to it having just broken up from a four year relationship. See more »

Goofs

Lucy is in her apartment taking down the Christmas tree and Joe Jr. knocks on the door. When she goes to answer the door she walks past the globe on the shelf and it is illuminated. When she invites Joe Jr. in and they walk past the globe, it is no longer on. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: If you fit into my pants I will kill myself.
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: While You Weren't Sleeping (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Written and Performed by KoKo Taylor
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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So sweet it's almost delectable!
9 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You have to be THE most die-hard, unrelenting cynic not to enjoy this movie. I love it when television networks play this film around wintertime because for some reason it doesn't suit any other time of year. In winter you like to have a comfort zone and this film is it!

It tells the story of lonely singleton Lucy who daydreams of better things while working at a ticket booth and drooling over the secret crush of a local commuter (Peter Gallagher) One morning she saves him from a coming train and while he lies comatose she gets reluctantly cosy with his family. The deceit is understandable and by no means menacing, as it's Christmas the younger brother Jack (Bill Pullman) returns home and subsequently falls for Lucy.

While you were sleeping is beautiful and sweet in so many ways: You are reminded of the more old-fashioned romances of the 40's and 50's. There is not one hint of sexuality or lust in this as the love blossoms between Jack & Lucy is honest, pure and all together endearing.

We all relate to Lucy on some level (a dream trip to Paris, Rome or in this case Florence) So it's hopeful to us all when she gets her happy ending. I absolutely loved it!


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