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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

 -  Romance | Comedy | Drama  -  18 April 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast

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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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Release Date:

18 April 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alma de Poeta, Olhos de Sinatra  »

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Trivia

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: [to Rob] What's not eating you?
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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Fortune In Dreams
Written by Hal Stanley & Raymond Karl
Performed by Frank Sinatra Jr. and The Pat Longo Super Big Band
Courtesy of Town Hall Records
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Great date movie - awesome first effort
21 October 1998 | by (Huntsville, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I get the impression that this is the director/writer's first film, and I have to say I was impressed. I like the script, although some of the characters seem to be a little exaggerated, particularly Leo. However, for the most part, it was well-written - I'm amazed this was a first try. My friends and I talk like the dialogue in this film so it really rang true to us. I hope she gets to make more films - we'll be waiting for them. The soundtrack rocks, too.


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