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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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David Shrader
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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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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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Trivia

The accents that Allison demonstrates are: French, Irish, Southern, snotty-rich, New York, Canadian, sub-continental Indian, and Jewish. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: A name is directly related to someone's sexual attractiveness.
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References Baby Doll (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Keeping Awake
Written by Don Peris (as Don) and Karen Peris
Performed by Innocence Mission
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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