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Chasing Sleep (2000)

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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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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The DREAMATOL pills that Ed shakes into his hand and then swallows in the beginning of the film are orange colored SweetTarts. 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 Mendelssohn-Hensel
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Ahhh! To sleep,perchance to nightmare...
22 November 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Married Professor(Jeff Daniels) awakes from the only sleep we see, to find his wife missing. Only thing is, he's missing time, too. He's been severely sleep deprived before we even enter the scene and the wreckage that's been left behind is all we have to follow. It's an excruciating journey into a mind unraveling from a crime, too unbelievable and too horrific to be possible. The film also makes good comment on a Society so pill-laden, that the use of psycho-tropic drugs is common place and is used to deal with our day to day existence rather than with our real emotional selves. Our Professor, who, never leaves his downtrodden, filthy household is a representation of the stultifying damage that can occur during severe depression. And that the fragile thing that keeps us all connected, can be damaged, even if by only one other, in deep despair.


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