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In Dreams (1999)

A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.

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Rebecca Cooper
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Vivian Thompson
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Detective Jack Kay
Kathleen Langlois ...
Jennifer Berry ...
Hunter
Emma J. Brown ...
Dwarf
Jennifer Dragon ...
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Samantha Kelly ...
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Jennifer Caine Natenshon ...
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Bethany M. Paquin ...
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Erica Sullivan ...
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Amelia Claire Novotny ...
Prince
Kristin Sroka ...
Wicked Stepmother
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The housewife Claire Cooper is married with the pilot Paul Cooper and their little daughter Rebecca is their pride and joy. When a stranger kidnaps a girl, Claire dreams about the man but Detective Jack Kay ignores her concerns. But when Rebecca disappears during a school play, Claire learns that her visions were actually premonitions and she is connected to the killer through her dreams. She has a nervous breakdown and tries to commit suicide. Her psychologist Dr. Silverman sends her to a mental institution and soon she finds that her husband will be the next victim of the serial-killer. Further, the serial-killer was interned in the same cell in the hospital where she is. Will Claire be able to save Paul? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,593,872 (USA) (17 January 1999)

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$12,017,369 (USA)
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The mental institution scenes were filmed at the Northampton State Hospital, an actual asylum in Northampton, Massachusetts, which was abandoned at the time. 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 »

Quotes

[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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DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE
Written by Lew Brown, Sam Stept & Charles Tobias
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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