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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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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 ...
Dwarf
Samantha Kelly ...
Dwarf
Jennifer Caine Natenshon ...
Dwarf
Bethany M. Paquin ...
Dwarf
Erica Sullivan ...
Dwarf
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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$11,900,000 (USA)
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The underwater scenes were filmed in Quabbin Reservoir, where the township of Dana, MA once stood. See more »

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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 »

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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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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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"Dreams" is a nightmare

Neil Jordan's "In Dreams" is a tragic example of a good idea gone wrong. For the first 60 minutes, the film is impeccable. Its confident cinematography superbly illustrates an innocent mother's twisted dream world, which she ultimately shares with a cold blooded killer. This second dimension is engulfed with red, juicy apple orchards, wild scenery, and a mysterious, disturbing voice that whispers in the night. Through this dream world, Claire Cooper (Annette Benning) witnesses several murders, only to become terrified beyond her imagination when she discovers that these dreams are testimony to the future crimes of her small town.

Unfortunately for Neil Jordan, this is where the film takes a discouraging turn for the worst. The cinematography and established mood that made the movie so fascinating to this point, essentially vanishes into thin air. We are introduced to the disturbed Vivian Thompson (Robert Downey, Jr.), a serial killer who kidnaps a young girl and summons Claire to save her life and end the madness. The remainder of the movie is spent analyzing the crooked mind of a young boy trying to fabricate a family life that never existed. Finally, the film is quickly put to rest through a weak helicopter chase that ends in tragedy.

The movie had great potential, including a solid storyline and impressive imagery. Regrettably, the closing scenes with Vivian and Claire ruin its karma and ultimately, the entire film suffers the consequenses.


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