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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 on the man but ... See full summary »

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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 on the man but Detective Jack Kay does not give attention to her. 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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£91,172 (UK) (30 April 1999)
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Trivia

Aidan Quinn dream scene filmed in the halls of the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH. At the time it had been abandoned for many years. Today the Hotel is a thriving Marriott destination. The Hotel was also the site of the Russo/Japanese Treaty at the turn of the 20th century hosted by President Teddy Roosevelt. See more »

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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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Great first half, formulaic, ordinary second half
10 March 2001 | by (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK) – See all my reviews

The first hour or so of this movie is great. It is interesting, good-viewing and imaginative.

It's a pity that after the hour mark the film looses so much effectiveness as it becomes ordinary and predictable. It's a shame that a little of the imagination shown in the first part of the film was not evident towards the end.

The film is 8/10 for the first hour, 5/10 for the rest. I feel it deserves 6/10 in total.


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