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Dead Awake (2001)

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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Rated R for language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »
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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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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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Who is the REAL Desmond Caine?
6 November 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

An insomniac learns how to "wake-up' during a murder investigation blamed on him during his late night walks thru the hood...women dying to be his secretary, a whacked out Detective, and people at the local diner trying to help all adds up to...? Well, you should watch to find out. Trivial kind of flick but good late night watching, Stephen Baldwin at his mediocre best I've seen in a while. I loved it for what it was...


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