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Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger, right in her neighbourhood. When her own daughter Rebecca is... See full summary »

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Rebecca Cooper
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Paul Cooper
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Vivian Thompson
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Detective Jack Kay
Kathleen Langlois ...
Jennifer Berry ...
Hunter
Emma J. Brown ...
Jennifer Dragon ...
Samantha Kelly ...
Jennifer Caine Natenshon ...
Bethany M. Paquin ...
Erica Sullivan ...
Amelia Claire Novotny ...
Prince
Kristin Sroka ...
Wicked Stepmother
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Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger, right in her neighbourhood. When her own daughter Rebecca is kidnapped and murdered only a little later, Claire is sure about the chilling truth that her and the killer's mind are connected to each other in dreams. But nobody believes her being able to foresee the killer's next steps, as she could with her own daughter. In addition, the nervous breakdown she suffers gets her into a mental facility after a suicide attempt. And here, locked away in a padded cell, she dreams of her husband being murdered... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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You don't have to sleep to dream


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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)
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Trivia

The underwater scenes were filmed in Quabbin Reservoir, where the township of Dana, MA once stood. See more »

Goofs

During sentencing, the judge tells Vivian "the State of Massachusetts has declared you insane," thus making him ineligible for the death penalty. In legal parlance, Massachusetts is always referred to as a Commonwealth, and does not practice the death penalty. See more »

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[first lines]
Claire: [Helping daughter rehearse lines from Snow White while walking through trees by lake]
[In sing-song voice]
Claire: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of us all?
Rebecca Cooper: [Skipping through trees by lake]
[In sing-song voice]
Rebecca Cooper: You're the fairest in this hall but Snow WHITE is THE...
Claire: [laughs] Come on Rebecca, forget it's a play. Just, say it like you're saying it to me.
Rebecca Cooper: [sing-song voice] Snow White's the fairest of them all.
Claire: And again.
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Featured in The Last Days of the Board (1999) See more »

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Written by David Gates
Performed by Bread
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Some good sequences, but a terrible movie.
23 January 1999 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I almost walked out several times. The story is very convoluted, and makes no sense. And although I like Annette Bening, far too much emphasis is placed on her character - I mean do we really want to spend half the movie watching her overact because the script is so weak? Robert Downey Jr. is great as usual, although I have to agree with a previous reviewer - he did look like he was on drugs the entire time...;) Unfortunately, it looks like the Director was on drugs too - parts of the movie are outstanding, and wonderful to watch, but mostly it drags and never really comes together as a whole - worth renting on video, but not seeing in the theater.


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