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Too Much Sleep -- While riding the bus, night watchman Jack Crawford (MARC PALMIERI) gets distracted by a beautiful girl (NICOL ZANZARELLA) and has his gun stolen.  He enlists the help of local wise guy, Eddie (PASQUALE GAETA), and their search reveals bizarre characters in the strange underworld seething beneath a sleepy New Jersey suburb. TOO MUCH SLEEP is the underground indie classic from DAVID MAQUILING.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marc Palmieri ... Jack Crawford
Pasquale Gaeta ... Eddie DeLuca

Nicol Zanzarella ... Kate

Philip Galinsky ... 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
Temme Davis ... Lucy
Stan Carp ... Male Nurse
Martin Epstein ... Social Critic
Sally Stat ... Agnes Janarone
Anthony Trentacost ... Chris Bruner
Michael Hernando ... Male Dancer
Alan Podinker ... Male Dancer
Jeff Morris ... Bartender
John Medina ... Bouncer
Rocco Paolo ... Bouncer
Brett Podinker ... Waiter
Laurie Eng ... Restaurant Hostess
Gage Dehesa ... Boy
Katie Rossi ... Girl

Martin Pfefferkorn ... Man on Street
Anita Orlacchio ... Woman at Car Wash
Nicole Orlacchio ... Child
Alexis Orlacchio ... Child
Paul Sean ... Man at Deli
George Masters ... Man at Deli
Ted Boehler ... Man at Deli
Vic Hyer ... Man at Deli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mari Yanuzzi ... Girl in Bus Station (uncredited)

Directed by
David Maquiling 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Maquiling 

Produced by
Jason Kliot .... producer
David Maquiling .... producer
Michele Medina .... producer
Barney Oldfield .... executive producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
Original Music by
Mitchell Toomey 
Cinematography by
Robert Mowen 
Film Editing by
Jim Villone 
Production Design by
Michele Medina 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernardo Ruiz .... assistant director
Sound Department
Evan Benjamin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
David Ellinwood .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Simeon Moore .... key grip
Aaron Edison .... additional assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
Music Department
Murray Lightburn .... composer: additional music

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USA:88 min
Color (Technicolor) | Color (original 35 mm prints) | Color
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Sleepless in Somerset, 19 May 2004
Author: lemon993 from Staten Island, New York

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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