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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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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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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)  »

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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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Chris Columbus was at one point considered to direct. See more »

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When Ashley Bacon goes to see Peter in the hospital, Ashley asks Peter who he is engaged to. Peter says, "l don"t remember." Then the next scene Lucy walks into Peter's room and he asks, "Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, will you marry me?" Peter learns Lucy's name in a matter of minutes. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: What's this?
Lucy: A wedding invitation.
Jerry: Now wait a second! This is *your* wedding invitation.
Lucy: So?
Jerry: Whom are we marrying?
Lucy: [turns over invitation] Peter Callaghan.
Jerry: The coma guy? Are you insane?
Lucy: Yes, Jerry. I'm insane. I go to work and I sit in a box like a veal. I work every holiday, I go home to a cat and now a rich and handsome man has asked me to marry him and I've said yes. OK. That makes me a total raving lunatic.
Jerry: The wedding is tomorrow!
Lucy: I know it's tomorrow Jerry, but you know what? I even wish ...
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I'M YOUR SANTA
Written by Lil' Ed Williams (as Ed Williams), James Young, and Bruce Iglauer
Performed by Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Sandra Bullock at Her Best.
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely little film that has the lonely Sandra Bullock admiring high-class businessman Peter Gallagher from afar in her toll booth on the subway. Then one day he is attacked by a couple of muggers and Bullock saves his life by getting him to the hospital. Naturally Gallagher is in a comatose state after the attack. A true misunderstanding makes it appear that Bullock is Gallagher's fiance and typical confusion ensues. Now Gallagher's family all believe that Bullock really is his woman. Gallagher's brother (Bill Pullman) is suspicious though, but slowly starts to believe Bullock as well. He then starts to fall in love with her and vice versa. A great romantic comedy that is so pure and well-made that it is near impossible to say anything negative about it. It is not a perfect film, but it is a very likeable movie that delivers what it promises. 4 stars out of 5.


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