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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 April 1995 (USA)
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Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother


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Man in Peter's Room


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)


£4,534,913 (UK) (15 September 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Chris Columbus was at one point considered to direct. See more »


While on the tracks Lucy tells Peter that the train coming toward them is an express, then the train comes to a stop. However, the train sounds its horn as it approaches Peter & Lucy on the tracks, indicating that they are seen by the driver. Even though the two are not hit, the near miss would have required the driver to stop the train. See more »


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Written by Lil' Ed Williams (as Ed Williams), James Young, and Bruce Iglauer
Performed by Li'll Ed and The Blues Imperials
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Good for a lot of laughs
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – 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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