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Too Much Sleep (1997)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  23 March 2001 (USA)
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While riding the bus one day, night watchman Jack Crawford gets distracted by a beautiful girl and has his gun stolen. To get it back, he enlists the help of local wise guy, Eddie, and their search reveals the bizarre characters lurking in the strange underworld of a sleepy New Jersey suburb.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Crawford
Pasquale Gaeta ...
Eddie DeLuca
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Kate
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Andrew
Judy Sabo Podinker ...
Judy
Mary Ann Riel ...
Sandy
John Stonehill ...
Frankie
R.G. Rader ...
Jonathan
Ruth Kaye ...
Gert
Jon Langione ...
Tom Coffee
Joan Maquiling ...
Jack's Mother
Jack Mertz ...
Judy's Father
Glenn Zarr ...
Mel
Raj Kanithi ...
Mr. Raj
Peggy Lord Chilton ...
Mrs. Bruner
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While riding the bus one day, night watchman Jack Crawford gets distracted by a beautiful girl and has his gun stolen. To get it back, he enlists the help of local wise guy, Eddie, and their search reveals the bizarre characters lurking in the strange underworld of a sleepy New Jersey suburb. Written by Anonymous

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$21,327 (USA) (23 March 2001)

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$37,831 (USA) (30 March 2001)
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Sleepless in Somerset
19 May 2004 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

The young first-time director, David Maquiling, crafts an unusual journey through the streets and backyards of suburban New Jersey. The film has an ethereal quality driving it as well as a pre-9/11 simplicity. The innocence of the main character clashes with the off-kilter actions and ramblings of the numerous secondary actors. I enjoyed the quirky what-will-happen-next view of the world exhibited by the screenplay. The director also has a deft eye for widescreen composition even though he is not working with the process in this film. One shot in particular, toward the end of the film, has Jack, the hero, chasing the possible perp around a corner and down a leafy street. The frame of the movie is busy but not cluttered. The two men race past a factory building on the right side and the angles and movement achieved in the shot evoke the best of any authentic prior 'Scope process. Kudos to everyone involved for a job well done.


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