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Chasing Sleep (2000)

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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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Doctor
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Geoffrey
Eros Biox ...
Baby (as Eros Ion Biox)
Tom Whalen ...
911 Operator (voice)
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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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The nightmare begins when you open your eyes...


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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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The bottle of Dreamatol that Jeff Daniels takes out in the beginning of the movie (the first pills he takes in the film) has instructions that read: "For the relief of pain at its source, take as many pills as you can swallow until dreams overtake your perception of reality. Be cautious of the amount only when concerned with returning to reality. Otherwise, take the entire bottle for a complete disconnection from the pain of existence." Under the trademarked name Dreamatol it is described as a Dream Enhancer/Fever Reducer, even though the only ingredient listed is Ibuprofen. See more »

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The text at the end of the credits: The director would like to mention that he was not going 92 miles an hour when he was pulled over in Waterlou Township and should have his fine refunded and an apology send to him. See more »

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Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mandelssonh Hensel
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beautiful weird flick
6 March 2011 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I found this for me unknown flick at a sell-out of a rental shop. Somehow it attracted me and let me say this, I didn't regret it. The main lead and for most part in visual is Jeff Daniels. He already had a lot of movies but none of them was made for me. It was with a bit of fear that I plugged it in just to see an average thriller or maybe a horror. Let me tell you it's not average. It's a superb performance by Daniels. Chasing Sleep was also the work of Michael Walker writer and director. And being his first full feature well he's someone to look forward to. But 10 years later he's still hasn't made another flick, well, one in post-production...The movie isn't really made for everybody. It's a slow story but every minute works. You can guess what's going on but again, slowly the story evolves. And the camera work is also slowly, wide-angle slowly zooming in. Some parts did remind me of David Lynch. The weirdness of the story. Every actor is so believable. The fragility of Sadie (Emily Bergl). I really enjoyed it from the first second until the end credits. You are really into it from the beginning. I wasn't 'chasing sleep' while watching it.


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