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

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Ed Saxon
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Susie
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Officer Stewart
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Detective Derm
Michelle Held ...
Mrs. Mastrioni
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Sadie
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George
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Doctor
Lisa Sodman Elzinga ...
Pregnant Nurse
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Detective Mazurek
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Detective Snyder
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Geoffrey
Eros Biox ...
Baby (as Eros Ion Biox)
Tom Whalen ...
911 Operator (voice)
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Voice of Eve
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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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16 May 2001 (France)  »

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Insomnies  »

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Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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 Mendelssohn-Hensel
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Excellent movie, something refreshing!
7 August 2002 | by (Québec, Québec) – See all my reviews

I was astonished. It has been a really long time since I've seen a movie that good. Everything here works like magic. I mean, the screenplay, the actors, the moods, the dialogues and most of all, the cinematography are all astonishing. This is a REAL movie and I really can't understand why my friend up above (or under) me gave it a poor review. This is the kind of cinema that reconciles me with Americain films. I've always loved Hollywood, but they have gone too far. This one is different. No big budget, no big Hollywood machine, just plain and simple movie making, and it works. Chasing Sleep is a really good movie, don't pass on the opportunity to see it. I don't think everyone will enjoy it, it's not an action movie or a comedy, but please, but open minded. This one is worth the 90 minutes your ass is on the couch!


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