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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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 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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Lovely, funny, intelligent film
10 September 1998 | by (Oregon, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a great film: witty, charming, well-acted and wonderfully written. The characters are all played to perfection by an array of very talented young actors (especially MacKenzie Astin, who plays David). It has the perfect mixture of laughter and sorrow, sweetness and elegance. I particularly like this film because it relies on dialogue, characterization , and cinematography, three primary elements in filmmaking which have recently hidden themselves behind special effects, poor attempts at acting by egotistical actors, and weak plotlines like those of a dimestore romance novel. However, this film has a tight, entertaining plot, a cast of excellent actors, a wonderful cinematographer, and last but not least, heart.


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