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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
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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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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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 movie, the camera pans by the stocking the Callaghans make for Lucy, one time, her name is written in WHITE puffy paint; the next time, it is written in BLACK puffy paint. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You suck!
Peter: I suck, or the outfit sucks?
Jack: It's a toss-up.
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: While You Weren't Sleeping (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

WINTER WONDERLAND
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by Glenn Miller and His 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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