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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucy
... Jack
... Peter
... Ox
... Saul
... Elsie
... Midge
... Jerry
... Joe Jr.
... Ashley Bacon
... Mary
Ruth Rudnick ... Wanda
... Celeste
Dick Cusack ... Dr. Rubin
... Man in Peter's Room
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Storyline

Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begins to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events. Written by Michael Lee Pollock <gt4250a@prism.gatech.edu>

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A story about love at second sight.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Images of the world and Sleeping Beauty recur in the film: the young version of Lucy in the beginning is being read "Sleeping Beauty" by her father (the film is a role reversal of "Sleeping Beauty": Peter is the beauty, and Lucy the Prince); Lucy has a globe in her apartment (visible after talking to Jack), and of course the gift of her mother to her father, the light up globe lamp recurs as well. See more »

Goofs

After Jack's truck is blocked in, he and Lucy both have to walk home from Peter's apartment. But we know from earlier that Peter's car is parked at his apartment and Lucy has the keys. They could have used Peter's car to get home. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: I've had a really lousy Christmas, you've *just* managed to kill my New Year's, if you come back on Easter- you can burn down my apartment.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Get Shorty/Now and Then/Mallrats (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Essential Bullock
21 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Warm and gentle comedy that shows Bullock to her best advantage, in her favorite role of shy closet beauty. Bullock obsesses about a man she sees briefly every day; when he is knocked unconscious she claims to be his fiancée. Then sparks begin to fly with the brother. Wonderful turns by Boyle and Warden as older family members. There's a great line by Boyle in this movie, something like you always imagine you'll have these long golden moments in life and then when you get there it lasts about a minute. I think Bullock was never better than in this movie, in later productions her shy modesty seems a little artificial. She and Pullman have just enough chemistry together to pull this through.


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