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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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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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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

Chris Columbus was at one point considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

When the Callahans are in Mass, the priest prays for the sick, including Peter. Then everyone sits down, the priest says some more things and the people say 'Amen.' In the Catholic Mass, people don't sit down at that part until the priest has finished the prayers and the people have said 'Amen.' Also, one of the old ladies says Mass was better when it was in Latin and people couldn't understand it. Not true: people had Latin-English Missals and could follow quite easily. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Hey, we'll have to get your picture for the mantle.
Lucy: Of, of me?
Jack: No, of you and Peter.
Lucy: [laughs] I'm, I'm not that photogenic.
Jack: [to himself] I doubt that.
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Soundtracks

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS
Written and Performed by KoKo Taylor
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Adopt this family...
25 January 2003 | by isevantoSee all my reviews

Next time you are depressed, this is the perfect pick me up. If you like watching the same movies over and over, this is great for that also. The chemistry between the two main characters is outstanding, much better than in this year's Two Weeks' Notice. Laugh out loud and cry out loud.


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