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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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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The original screenplay was about a woman in a coma and a man pretending to be her fiancé. Many studio executives thought this to be too predatory, but one suggested reversing the roles. Once the script was rewritten, the movie was picked up by Hollywood Pictures. See more »

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The can of cat food changes from one that requires a can opener to one with a ring-pull. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Hey, what do you know about my family? Spending a week with them does *not* make you an expert!
Lucy: Spending a *lifetime* with them hasn't made you one, either!
[goes inside her apartment building. Jack follows]
Jack: Yeah, well, I know that keeping your family happy gets complicated. Would your father be happy knowing you're sitting in a token booth, planning vacations that you aren't taking?
Lucy: No, he wouldn't. You're right. But you have no idea what it's like to be alone.
Jack: Hey, you have Peter.
Lucy: I don't have...
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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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25 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Next time you are depressed, this is the perfect pick me up. If you like watching the same movies over and over, this is great for that also. The chemistry between the two main characters is outstanding, much better than in this year's Two Weeks' Notice. Laugh out loud and cry out loud.


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