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Dead Awake (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  6 November 2001 (USA)
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Desmond Caine suffers from insomnia and spends his nights walking the streets. One night, he witnesses a murder, generating a strange chain of events in his life.

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Desmond Caine
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W.D.
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Edward Yankie ...
Det. Gary Belladonna
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Kimberly 'Kick' Birmingham
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Chaney Streeter
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Lena Savage
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Alma Blasquez
Frank Schorpion ...
McCoy Wright
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Veronica
Daniel Brochu ...
Pit Bull Owner
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Gloria Magik
Lorne Brass ...
Udo Magik
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Vicki (as Michelle Lipper)
Donovan Reiter ...
Horace Ramirez
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An insomniac wanders the streets at night and ends up at a local deli where life's losers appear to end up, including a nice, although slightly lost young woman and a slightly deranged, apparently homeless man, and a untalkative, dysfunctional cop hangout. On one of the late night forays, the insomniac witnesses a murder. When he tries to report, there is no sign of the murder, but the cops become convinced he is the killer. But wait, that is not the weird part. It seems that the insomniac has a girl friend, who doesn't have a clue that he gets up at night and wanders the city, and a personal assistant, who knows all about his exploits. But it only gets weirder from there as the cops uncover that the murdered man is connected to the man's girl friend. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Sleepwalking in a nightmare

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »
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At the end of the movie, when Desmond is talking to UDO, the door of the red Mercedes is closed. When the shot expands to a wide view for a brief moment before scene change, the door is open. See more »

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Very, very odd, but oddly funny!
3 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Funny enough, I have insomnia and have had it for years. This was "one of those nights" and this film came on @ 5:05am. The entire premise, especially in my situation, was enough to keep my attention. Then it went ODD, but with some very memorable characters (look out for the midget cops!) Michael Ironside plays a PERFECT loon. And REALLY ODD, Baldwin plays someone who is incredibly smart, clever, and observant -> and DOES IT BELIEVABLY! (yeah, i couldn't believe it either!) If you're in for some truly bizarre "Lucky Number Slevin" knockoff with those oddball/knotty/curves in a movie, it's worth your time (although if you're observant, you'll catch on to some key parts pretty early on; the plot will have to plug the pieces together though).

I thought it was pretty darn strange, but I DID enjoy it. As an insomniac anyways! :oD


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