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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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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: Never trust a man who doesn't have eyes like Sinatra.
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References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) 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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Nothing Less Than Extraordinary...
23 April 2004 | by (Dayton, OH) – See all my reviews

Captivating from beginning to end, this romantic comedy will woo language-lovers everywhere. A swift kick to the intellect, with a sugary-sweet story on the side. Quick dialogue, a solid cast, an almost surrealistic atmosphere and one of the most fitting soundtracks of the decade. There's little to complain about, maybe a few lines here and there that I believe could've been excluded from the script, but nothing detrimental to the over-all feel of the film.

What I love most about the movie (aside from the obvious eye-candy of it being filmed both in black & white and color) was its undeniable originality. Of all the romance I've seen, this remains one of my absolute favorites. And it was the tiny little details that made it so. This woman did her homework, and she's delivered it with style.

Favorite Lines:

"My grandmother used to call it a fi-fi. I mean, isn't that nice? A fi-fi?"

"Never settle for anything less than extraordinary. Because, if you do, life will suck..."

"Come on, would you want to do it with someone whose last name is the worst day of the week?"


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