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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.

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric Lebow (as Fredric LeBow)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Lucy
Bill Pullman ... Jack
Peter Gallagher ... Peter
Peter Boyle ... Ox
Jack Warden ... Saul
Glynis Johns ... Elsie
Micole Mercurio ... Midge
Jason Bernard ... Jerry
Michael Rispoli ... Joe Jr.
Ally Walker ... Ashley Bacon
Monica Keena ... Mary
Ruth Rudnick Ruth Rudnick ... Wanda
Marcia Wright ... Celeste
Dick Cusack Dick Cusack ... Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A story about love at second sight.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew McConaughey auditioned to play Jack well a few years later he and Sandra Bullock starred in A Time To Kill See more »

Goofs

The monitor in the ICU shows Peter's blood pressure to be 29/11, not sustainable for life and his heart rate is 80, too high for a coma. The line showing his heart rate is also flat which is what happens when the heart stops beating. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: You're trying on my shoes?
Joe Jr.: No, I-I slipped and my foot just went like that
[makes swooping hand gesture]
Joe Jr.: right into the shoe.
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Alternate Versions

In the video release, the scene when Jack offers to drive Lucy to Celeste's party is shortened. When shown in theaters, you see them get into the truck, drive less than a block, and then get back out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Your Santa
Written by Lil' Ed Williams (as Ed Williams), James Young, and Bruce Iglauer
Performed by Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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I love this Film!!
23 April 2003 | by radioradio5See all my reviews

I watched this for about the 5th time last night and would challenge anyone not to warm to the characters in this movie. Bullock and Pulman are perfect as indeed are the rest of the cast. If I had any criticism it would be that the pace slows slightly and it may be a fraction long but this is a minor flaw in what is a true feel good movie.


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