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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's working title was Coma Guy. See more »

Goofs

Lucy is in her apartment taking down the Christmas tree and Joe Jr. knocks on the door. When she goes to answer the door she walks past the globe on the shelf and it is illuminated. When she invites Joe Jr. in and they walk past the globe, it is no longer on. See more »

Quotes

Elsie: I don't drink anymore... I don't drink any less, either!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Winter Wonderland
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q
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A beautiful, ageless film
8 February 2016 | by bks-508-290401See all my reviews

I adore this movie, it's easily one of my favourites. Another reviewer said that the best time to watch it is in the winter, and whilst I'm happy to watch it any time of the year, I would agree that it seems all the more magical when it's freezing cold outside, and you're snuggled under a blanket.

I'm glad no other actors were given any of the roles in this film, it wouldn't have been the same. Sandra is adorable as Lucy. She has no sinister intent, she's just swept up in the commotion and in the end, falls in love with the whole family. Her speech toward the end chokes me up so much, it's completely heartfelt. Bill Pullman also shines, he falls for her gradually and their chemistry is so lovely to watch.

If you want a gentle, unbelievably romantic film to watch on a cold evening, this is the one for you.


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