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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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Jack
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Peter
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Elsie
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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
Thomas Q. Morris ...
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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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)  »

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Mientras dormías  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$81,057,016 (USA)
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The director had considered Jami Gertz for the role of Lucy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucy: Celeste, you have to have sex to be pregnant.
Celeste: But I thought you said you were engaged.
Lucy: Well, we're... waiting.
Celeste: [Incredulous] Waiting?
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Auld Lang Syne
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Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Essential Bullock
21 August 2004 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

Warm and gentle comedy that shows Bullock to her best advantage, in her favorite role of shy closet beauty. Bullock obsesses about a man she sees briefly every day; when he is knocked unconscious she claims to be his fiancée. Then sparks begin to fly with the brother. Wonderful turns by Boyle and Warden as older family members. There's a great line by Boyle in this movie, something like you always imagine you'll have these long golden moments in life and then when you get there it lasts about a minute. I think Bullock was never better than in this movie, in later productions her shy modesty seems a little artificial. She and Pullman have just enough chemistry together to pull this through.


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