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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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Tiffanie DeBartolo
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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.

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David (Mackenzie Astin) says that 'cazique' is the highest scoring word in Scrabble. 'Quartzy' is the highest scoring word (162 points), with 'cazique' and 'bezique' running in second at a 161 points. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [Referring to Molly Monday] Would you do it with someone whose last name is the worst day of the week?
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Connections

References Pal Joey (1957) 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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Great date movie - awesome first effort
21 October 1998 | by RWE FanSee all my reviews

I get the impression that this is the director/writer's first film, and I have to say I was impressed. I like the script, although some of the characters seem to be a little exaggerated, particularly Leo. However, for the most part, it was well-written - I'm amazed this was a first try. My friends and I talk like the dialogue in this film so it really rang true to us. I hope she gets to make more films - we'll be waiting for them. The soundtrack rocks, too.


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