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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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In this movie Sandra Bullock plays Lucy a woman who has dreams of going to Italy and in Love and War she plays Agnes a woman who's a nurse stationed in Italy See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Lucy go to Peter's apartment to deliver furniture, the chair Jack made is strapped to the side of the truck when he opens the truck door. However, when Lucy steps up into the truck and sits in the chair to "test rock" it, it rocks freely and there is no strap. See more »

Quotes

[Joe Jr. knocks on door]
Lucy: Who is it?
Joe Jr.: Joe Jr.
Lucy: I'm not here.
Joe Jr.: I know that trick!
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Referenced in American Dad!: Francine's Flashback (2005) 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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A beautiful, ageless film
8 February 2016 | by See 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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