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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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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 begins 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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Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,000,000
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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

At Peter's apartment, before Lucy hit's Jack with the the door, the clock on the microwave say's 1:01 p.m. But after she gives Jack ice from the refrigerator, the clock says 12:01 See more »

Quotes

[referring to her father]
Lucy: He would get these far-off looks in his eyes and he would say 'Life doesn't always turn out the way you plan'. I just wish I'd realized at the time, he was talking about MY life.
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Referenced in Doc: While You Were Snoring (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Good for a lot of laughs
23 October 2005 | by 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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