In Dreams (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Thriller  |  15 January 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Cooper
Vivian Thompson
Detective Jack Kay
Kathleen Langlois ...
Jennifer Berry ...
Emma J. Brown ...
Jennifer Dragon ...
Samantha Kelly ...
Jennifer Caine Natenshon ...
Bethany M. Paquin ...
Erica Sullivan ...
Amelia Claire Novotny ...
Kristin Sroka ...
Wicked Stepmother


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blue Vision  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,593,872 (USA) (15 January 1999)


£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)

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Did You Know?


The Mental Institution scenes were filmed at the Northampton State Hospital, an actual asylum in Northampton, Massachussets, which was abandoned at the time. See more »


The First six minutes of the film while 'Aidan Quinn' and Annette Bening are at the bedroom doorway discussing her first dream about the missing girl, a black boom microphone can be clearly seen above them following each of their dialogue from behind the door header. See more »


[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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Referenced in The Nameless (1999) See more »


Written by Carl Sigman & Robert Maxwell
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Music
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A True Nightmare
4 August 1999 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

This film was indeed a nightmare - a solid cast with a very poor script and a lot of pretty pictures and great sets. An art director's dream come true.

So here's this cool opening premise of an underwater ghost-town that just kind of gets lost somewhere along the way. I was intrigued at the beginning, and by the end (with the Carrie-esque sequence) I was howling at what a mess this film had become. Can't quite figure out how this obviously upper middle class woman gets put in an asylum that makes Cuckoo's Nest's digs look like the Ritz. Guess Mr. Jordan decided that would look better.

I enjoyed the previous comments about how the apple factory happened to have such fresh product since the only occupant was a crazed Anthony Perkins wanna-be. I too had questions about that little stretch. Of course you must suspend some disbelief for any horror film - but this one just asked a little too much of the audience. Rent it if you want to see Annette Benning embarrass herself but look good doing it.

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