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Dream Lover (1993)

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A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

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Nicholas Kazan

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Nicholas Kazan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Ray
Mädchen Amick ... Lena
Fredric Lehne ... Larry
Bess Armstrong ... Elaine
Larry Miller ... Norman
Kathleen York ... Martha
Kate Williamson ... Mrs. Sneeder
Tom Lillard Tom Lillard ... Hank Sneeder
William Shockley ... Buddy
Carl Sundstrom Carl Sundstrom ... Officer
Irwin Keyes ... Officer
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Minister
Joseph Scoren ... Martha's Lawyer (as Joseph Scorsiani)
Archie Lang Archie Lang ... Judge #1
Clyde Kusatsu ... Judge Kurita
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Storyline

Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten. She is beautiful, sensual, mysterious and he is drawn to her like a moth to a candle. They marry quickly, have their first child and Ray lives in a total bliss. But then strange incidents occur which shed some light on Lena's background. Ray slowly realizes that he hardly knows anything about her at all. Who has he really married? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Taglines:

If you think you know your lover. Think again. Especially if she's your wife.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une épouse trop parfaite See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$256,264
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Ray is admitted to Willow point on his admissions report it shows the apprehended date of 8/15/91 and his date of birth is 6-12-61 but next to his age it says he is 36 years old. See more »

Quotes

Larry: Sometimes everything's a clue, and what you think is paranoia is actually heightened awareness.
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Alternate Versions

Unrated U.S. video release includes 4 minutes of additional footage with sex scenes between James Spader and Mädchen Amick. See more »


Soundtracks

MAMA, MAMA
Written by Vincent Taylor
Performed by Jah Messengers
Courtesy of Heartbeat Records
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User Reviews

 
Great-looking stars in a thoroughly predictable film.
3 May 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Another one of those "if you've seen the video cover, you've seen the movie" thrillers. Quite honestly, I can't understand where some people saw the "twists" here; "Dream Lover" is as predictable as yesterday's news and as obvious as its overwrought dream scenes. Essentially this is nothing more than a more expensive, better acted and directed version of those Shannon Tweed/Andrew Stevens straight-to-video soft-core thrillers. But Spader and Amick do make an attractive couple, and there are some genuinely erotic moments in the early parts of the film, so as long as you know why you're watching the film (it's certainly not for the "twists"), you'll probably be satisfied. (**1/2)


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