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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>

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coma Guy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,288,915, 23 April 1995

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,057,016
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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

Julia Roberts turned down the role of Lucy Moderatz. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is "pushed" onto the tracks, you can briefly see the mat he falls onto. See more »

Quotes

Elsie: I like Mass better in Latin. It's nicer when you don't know what they're saying.
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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 Bless the Child (2000) 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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Flawless movie!!!
15 August 2002 | by muveebuff15See all my reviews

While You Were Sleeping is almost flawless. The storyline is funny but at the same time dramatic. Sandra Bullock plays Lucy, a lonely el worker with no family at all. She sees this guy get mugged and pushed on the train tracks and she jumps on and saves his life. She follows him to the hospital, where it is mistaken that she is the man's fiance. She gets thrust into the family who accepts her with open arms. However, problems arise when she starts to fall in love with the brother of her "fiance". This movie is perfectly cast with Brilliant performances by Bullock and Bill Pullman who plays the brother. The have great chemistry and just subtly looks and gestures towards each other during the whole movie add towards the sexual tension between them. I have not met anyone who doesnt like this movie and it has become one of my favorites. You can watch it a million times and never get tired of it. ****


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