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Sleepwalking (2008)

The drama follows a 12-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

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Danni
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Detective #1
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Will
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Ken Mitchell ...
Mr. Bergen
Jean Freeman ...
Mrs. Bergen
Troy Skog ...
Warren
George Grassick ...
Cop #1
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Cop #2
Alexandra Fox ...
Darlene
Lori Ann Kennedy ...
Foster Care Worker (as Lori Kennedy)
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Storyline

James "Speedy" Reedy is anything but. He's a twenty-something slacker sleepwalking through life in a Midwestern town. His older sister, Joleen calls him in the middle of the night after the police have arrested her boyfriend and tossed her and her 12-year-old daughter Tara on the street. James takes them in, then Joleen, who claims to have a plan, leaves with a trucker and a stash of drug money. James tries to cope, but soon he's lost his job, and child protective services places Tara in foster care. She's miserable. Can James wake up and find a way to be more than just a nice guy? A road trip to his childhood may hold a key, or it may be another bad dream. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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14 February 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Ferris Wheel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,762 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

$168,972 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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The working title for this production was 'Ferris Wheel'. See more »

Quotes

Joleen: [as she is getting her things from her house] Where's my goddamn coffee can?
Counselor: The last thing you need is coffee, Joleen.
Joleen: You know what I'm talking about! Last night when you guys came in here there was a goddamn coffee can on top of that fridge. It has my money in it!
Counselor: Bob, did you see this alleged coffee can?
Cop #2: No. Pretty sure a girl like you can find another way to make some money.
Joleen: Fuck you. Come on, James.
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Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Ten Feet Tall
Written by Gary Finneran
Performed by She Died
Courtesy of Fundamental Music Inc.
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Look beyond the stereotype
17 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you peer honestly at this film, it depicts familial dysfunction, and the havoc it engenders in children; they are the innocent creatures that are damaged irrevocably. They say all you need is one person while you are raised who attunes to you lovingly and with empathy; thats all it takes. When you are abused at an early age, you will lack individuation and psychosocial integration. Perchance if you have children, whether you want to or not, you will pass this information on, that is stored in every cell of your body. Braking the generational abusive cycle requires more than knowledge it requires healing. Nick Stahl is a great actor, who gets better with age, using little to say so much. The child actor is decent too.


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