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Sleep with Me (1994)

Sarah, Joseph and Frank are BFFs. Joseph and Sarah get married but the evening before she tells Frank with a kiss that it could've been him. Frank continues to have a thing for Sarah.


Rory Kelly
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Tilly ... Sarah
Eric Stoltz ... Joseph
Craig Sheffer ... Frank
Lewis Arquette ... Minister
Todd Field ... Duane
Susan Traylor ... Deborah
Tegan West Tegan West ... Rory
Dean Cameron ... Leo
Amaryllis Borrego ... Amy
Thomas Gibson ... Nigel
Parker Posey ... Athena
Joey Lauren Adams ... Lauren
Alida P. Field Alida P. Field ... Gina
Vanessa Angel ... Marianne
June Lockhart ... Caroline


Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope with letting the love of his life marry his best friend. Featuring Quentin Tarantino in a cameo as Sid, a movie-bore party goer Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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A romantic comedy brave enough to say those three magic words.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The Top Gun (1986) speech in Sleep with Me (1994) actually misquotes the real Top Gun script for intended humorous effect. Although Avary's speech claims that Iceman (Val Kilmer) says, "You can ride my tail any time" to Maverick (Tom Cruise) at the end of Top Gun, the character actually tells Maverick, "You can be my wingman any time." See more »


In the opening scenes, the driver's side window of the car is open for close shots and closed for more distant shots. See more »


Sid: You want subversion on a massive level. You know what one of the greatest fucking scripts ever written in the history of Hollywood is? Top Gun.
Duane: Oh, come on.
Sid: Top Gun is fucking great. What is Top Gun? You think it's a story about a bunch of fighter pilots.
Duane: It's about a bunch of guys waving their dicks around.
Sid: It is a story about a man's struggle with his own homosexuality. It is! That is what Top Gun is about, man. You've got Maverick, all right? He's on the edge, man. He's right on the fucking line...
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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »


(Knees were) Shaken
Written by Chris Moore
Produced by Al Sutton & Crossed Wire
Performed by Crossed Wire
Courtesy of March Records
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3 November 1998 | by K8-2See all my reviews

This is one of those charming little character study pieces heavily influenced by The Big Chill - not so much in plot or mood, but in casting. The viewer is not so much engaged by the plot or the camera angles but rather by the knowledge that all the actors involved are serious about independent film, have worked together before, and are enjoying the part, the process and the pay-off of being able to work on a small film with similarly-minded indie actors.

If you're looking for a solidly brilliant film on relationships, this is probably not what you need (try Manhattan or Annie Hall). But if you're in mood for the following qualifications in a rainy day rental, check it out: 1. A typically scene-stealing turn from Parker Posey. 2. The presence of attractive male leads Eric Stoltz and Craig Scheffer. 3. A storyline involving a sensitive male in love with his best friend's girlfriend. 4. An extremely amusing cameo and monologue from Quentin Tarantino.

It's fun, it's light and there are moments of truly clever writing. You may take a few valuable one-liners away from the experience.

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Release Date:

2 November 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleep with Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,004, 25 September 1994

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1.85 : 1
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