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While You Were Sleeping ()


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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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Lucy
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Jack
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Peter
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Saul
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Elsie
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Midge
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Jerry
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Joe Jr.
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Ashley Bacon
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Mary
Ruth Rudnick ...
Wanda
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Celeste
Dick Cusack ...
Dr. Rubin
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Man in Peter's Room
Bernie Landis ...
Doorman
James Krag ...
Dalton Clarke
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Orderly
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Intern
Joel Hatch ...
Priest
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Mr. Fusco
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Hot Dog Vendor
Gene Janson ...
Man in Church
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Phyllis
Kevin Gudahl ...
Cop at ICU
Ann Whitney ...
Blood Donor Nurse
Margaret Travolta ...
Admitting Nurse
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Ashley's Husband
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Beth
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Celeste's Friend
Richard Pickren ...
Lucy's Father
Megan Schaiper ...
Young Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dobie Maxwell ...
Mailman (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ...
Bit (uncredited)
Robert Osladil ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jon Turteltaub

Written by

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Daniel G. Sullivan ... (written by) &
Fredric Lebow ... (written by) (as Fredric LeBow)

Produced by

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Steve Barron ... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum ... producer
Jonathan Glickman ... associate producer
Elaine Johnson ... associate producer
Joe Roth ... producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian ... executive producer (as Arthur Sarkissian)
Charles J.D. Schlissel ... co-producer
Susan Stremple ... co-producer

Music by

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Randy Edelman

Cinematography by

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Phedon Papamichael ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bruce Green

Editorial Department

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John Axelrad ... digital assistant editor
David Orr ... color timer
Mark E. Phillips ... apprentice editor
David Rennie ... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
John M. Vitale ... apprentice editor
Steve Kraus ... editing systems technician (uncredited)

Casting By

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Cathy Sandrich Gelfond ... (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey

Production Design by

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Garreth Stover

Art Direction by

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Chris Cornwell

Set Decoration by

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Larry Dias

Costume Design by

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Betsy Cox

Makeup Department

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Deborah K. Dee ... hair stylist (as Deborah Dee)
Whitney James ... makeup artist
Elaina P. Schulman ... key hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Jamie Sue Weiss ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Katherine E. Beyda ... production supervisor
Pat Rand ... post-production manager: Caravan Pictures
Charles J.D. Schlissel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bruce Franklin ... first assistant director
Aiman A. Humaideh ... second second assistant director
Sandra M. Middleton ... second assistant director

Art Department

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David J. Chamerski ... assistant property master
Daniel B. Clancy ... lead man
William Dambra ... property master
Marcie Friedman ... art department coordinator
Harry N. Haase ... head painter
Amelia Hochberg ... assistant set decorator
Aaron C. Holden Jr. ... props assistant
Tyler Osman ... construction coordinator
Suzan Wexler ... set designer
William Allen Jr. ... set dresser (uncredited)
Paul V. Allen Sr. ... gang boss (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato ... painter (uncredited)
Tom Osman ... laborer (uncredited)
Troy Osman ... construction foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Benjamin Beardwood ... dialogue editor
James Beshears ... adr supervisor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin ... foley mixer
Joe Earle ... sound effects editor
Curt Frisk ... production sound
Ann Hadsell ... foley recordist
John Haeny ... sound effects supervisor
Robin Harlan ... foley walker
J. Paul Huntsman ... supervising sound editor
Stephen Janisz ... adr editor
Gary Lewis ... dialogue editor
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat ... foley walker
Gary Mundheim ... foley editor
Rebecca Nicolaou ... assistant sound editor
Jeanine Payne ... first assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen ... foley supervisor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Adam Sawelson ... dialogue editor
Blair Scheller ... boom operator / utility sound
Bruce Tanis ... sound effects editor
Jeffrey A. Williams ... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
Magic A. Moreno ... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Paul H. Anderson ... special effects foreman
Guy Clayton ... special effects coordinator (as Guy Clayton Jr.)
Dieter Sturm ... special effects snowmaker
Yvonne Sturm ... snowmaker (uncredited)

Stunts

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Stephan Choiniere ... stunts
James Fierro ... stunts (as Jim Fierro)
Rick Le Fevour ... stunt coordinator
Carl Paoli ... stunts
Linda Perlin ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sam Bertone ... electrician
Alphonse Blumenthal ... best boy electric (as Al Blumentahl)
John Bratlien ... Camera apprentice
Fernando M. Briones ... grip
Eugene F. Crededio ... gaffer: Chicago
Chris Freres ... best boy grip (as Chris J. Freres)
John P. Friday ... electrician
John Hudecek ... dolly grip
Robert Krzeminski ... grip
Peter Kuttner ... first assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis ... key grip
Anthony J. Lullo ... electrician
Hope A. Nielsen ... second assistant camera
Wally Pfister ... camera operator (as Walter Pfister)
Mark Purkart ... grip
John S. Robertson ... rigging key grip (as John Robertson)
Rafael E. Sánchez ... gaffer
Michael P. Weinstein ... still photographer
Frank Yario Jr. ... video assist
Steven Silverstein ... camera loader (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rick Boynton ... casting associate: Chicago
Elizabeth Lang ... casting associate
Regina Prokop ... extras casting associate
Barbara L. Roche ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kimberly Guenther Durkin ... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther)
Kaye Nottbusch ... set costumer
Heather Pollock ... costumer

Location Management

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Wileen Dragovan ... assistant location manager
Don J. Hug ... location manager
Robin E. Woldorf ... assistant location manager (as Robin E. Agron)

Music Department

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Elton Ahi ... consultant: musical score
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor
Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator
John La Salandra ... music editor (as John Lasalandra)
Dennis S. Sands ... music recordist (as Dennis Sands) / music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Joseph R. Thygesen ... assistant music editor (as Joe Thygesen)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Irl Sanders ... scoring crew (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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George DiLeonardi ... transportation coordinator
James Hogan ... transportation captain (as James A. Hogan)
Timothy J. Maxwell ... transportation captain
Robert Wallace ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Alicia Accardo ... script supervisor
Tony Alda ... adr voice
Newell Alexander ... adr voice
Patricia J. Amaral ... first assistant accountant
Tom Amundsen ... adr voice
Dana Armonda ... production secretary
Julian Bratolyubov ... supervising copyist
Mark Brunetz ... assistant: Ms. Bullock (as Mark H. Brunetz)
Mitch Carter ... adr voice (as Mitch David Carter)
Melissa K. Cooper ... production coordinator
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Deirdre De Tappan ... assistant: Mr. Dowd, Caravan Pictures
Ned Dowd ... head of production: Caravan Pictures
Sidney Edwards ... technical advisor
Ike Eisenmann ... adr voice
Elisa Gabrielli ... adr voice (as Elisa Pensler-Gabrielli)
Jack W. Haddox ... production accountant
Julie Herman ... production assistant
Peter Hollocker ... production assistant
Adrienne King ... adr voice
Patricia S. Kingery ... assistant accountant
Marc Klein ... assistant: Mr. Turteltaub
Donna Lynn Leavy ... adr voice
Cheryl McHugh ... assistant accountant
Leslie Mikol ... production assistant
Mary Mooney ... assistant: Ms. Stremple
Tawny Moyer ... adr voice
Gerald F. Nichols ... production assistant
Rosemary Orlando ... assistant production coordinator
Kim Plant ... assistant: Mr. Roth, Caravan Pictures
Lisa Rodgers ... post coordinator
Dennis Tufano ... adr voice
Marlena Wilkens ... assistant: Mr. Birnbaum, Caravan Pictures
Braden Wright ... unit publicist (as Darryl Wright)
Lynnanne Zager ... adr voice
Lauren Lloyd ... studio executive (uncredited)
Moira Michiels ... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Sian Rees-Cleland ... stand-in (uncredited)
Burton L. Warner ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Charles Geocaris ... special thanks (as Charlie Geocaris)
Mike Himelstein ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A story about love at second sight. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'amour à tout prix (France)
  • Während du schliefst (Germany)
  • Mientras dormías (Spain)
  • Ενώ Εσύ Κοιμόσουν (Greece)
  • Ko si spal (Slovenia)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $101,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia The original screenplay was about a woman in a coma and a man pretending to be her fiancé. Many studio executives thought this to be too predatory, but one suggested reversing the roles. Once the script was rewritten, the movie was picked up by Hollywood Pictures. See more »
Goofs The can of cat food changes from one that requires a can opener to one with a ring-pull. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Pyromaniac's Love Story/While You Were Sleeping (1995). See more »
Soundtracks This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) See more »
Quotes Lucy: I'm in love with your son.
Ox Callahan: I know.
Lucy: Not that one.
[points to Peter]
Lucy: That one.
[points to Jack]
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