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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

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David Shrader
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Rob
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Uncle Leo
Sean Blackman ...
Juice (as Sean San Jose Blackman)
Michael Sterk ...
B.J.
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Molly Monday
Robert Kelker-Kelly ...
Trent (as Robert Kelker Kelly)
Robert Ernst ...
Homeless Man
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Dick in Sushi Bar
Fred Gualco ...
Policeman #1
Roger Craig ...
Policeman #2
Louis Velez ...
Sammy Davis
Mai Huynh ...
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Storyline

A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to L.A. with a friend sure that he will dump the girlfriend and follow her. She puts all her faith in fate and hopes for the best. Written by Ed Lorusso

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A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.

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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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18 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma de Poeta, Olhos de Sinatra  »

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Several of the quotes used throughout the story are: "There is no chance at all. We are all trapped by a singular fate. No one ever finds the one." Charles Bukowski
  • "In order to win, you must expect to win." Dan Fouts


  • "Every action and pursuit is thought to aim at some good. The good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim." Aristotle


  • "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." Lord Tennyson


  • "I am now a central part of your mind's landscape whether you care or do not." Steven Morrissey


  • "I am troubled immeasurably by your eye. I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain." Jim Morrison


  • "The lady will have the linguini with clam sauce and a Coke, no ice. Remember, wherever you are, that's the place to be. Isn't this great?" Mike Damone, Fast Times at Ridgemont High


  • "I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever cash you got in the register." H.I. McDonnough, Raising Arizona


  • "Worship the music, not the musicians." Eddie Vedder


  • "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw


  • "Life can only be understood backwards." Kierkegaard


  • "I wish I was like you, easily amused." Kurt Cobain


  • "Love is all you need." John Lennon


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Quotes

Frankie: [Referring to Molly Monday] Would you do it with someone whose last name is the worst day of the week?
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Connections

References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Joe Davis and Osvaldo Farrés
Performed by Cake
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By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Honestly Funny
5 December 1998 | by (Evanston, Il) – See all my reviews

OK - I agree Jennifer's accents were not that funny. But she did a convincing job as the friend who is in reality. She contrasts and complements the lead. now ione (i think thats her name )she plays Frankie - sometimes recites her lines perfectly, other times she strains to get them out w/o making it seem forced. but her positives outweigh the negatives, and when she needs to be on target she is. The guys were outstanding, though BJ was too gay. Roberto was played brillantly, i'm glad the guy has gotten past union square. but the award if i had one should be given to Mackenzie Astin, who was fabulous as David. He was just simply outstanding doing everything right! Good movie - got a different view of love - from the quirky side. it was fun, and gave hope to all that the perfect guy is out there.


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