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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ione Skye ... Frankie
Jennifer Aniston ... Allison
Mackenzie Astin ... David Shrader
Michael Landes ... Rob
Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Leo
Sean Blackman Sean Blackman ... Juice (as Sean San Jose Blackman)
Michael Sterk Michael Sterk ... B.J.
Leslie Stevens ... Molly Monday
Robert Kelker-Kelly Robert Kelker-Kelly ... Trent (as Robert Kelker Kelly)
Robert Ernst Robert Ernst ... Homeless Man
Robert Harvey ... Dick in Sushi Bar
Fred Gualco Fred Gualco ... Policeman #1
Roger Craig Roger Craig ... Policeman #2
Louis Velez Louis Velez ... Sammy Davis
Mai Huynh Mai Huynh ... Poetry Reader
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Storyline

A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to L.A. with a friend sure that he will dump the girlfriend and follow her. She puts all her faith in fate and hopes for the best. Written by Ed Lorusso

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A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Poeta, Olhos de Sinatra See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The accents that Allison demonstrates are: French, Irish, Southern, snotty-rich, New York, Canadian, sub-continental Indian, and Jewish. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of your time.
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Connections

References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Written by Joe Davis and Osvaldo Farrés
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Capricorn Records, LLC
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Talk is underrated
10 September 1998 | by arenaSee all my reviews

Although not an attentive Sinatra fan, I loved this movie for its dialogue, its perception on life and the other, and the cinematography. Mackensie Astin was charming and innocent and the chemistry between David and Frankie was real.


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