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Too Much Sleep (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 23 March 2001 (USA)
While riding the bus one day, night watchman Jack Crawford gets distracted by a beautiful girl and has his gun stolen. To get it back, he enlists the help of local wise guy, Eddie, and their search reveals the bizarre characters lurking in the strange underworld of a sleepy New Jersey suburb.

Director:

David Maquiling

Writer:

David Maquiling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marc Palmieri ... Jack Crawford
Pasquale Gaeta Pasquale Gaeta ... Eddie DeLuca
Nicol Zanzarella Nicol Zanzarella ... Kate
Philip Galinsky ... Andrew
Judy Sabo Podinker Judy Sabo Podinker ... Judy
Mary Ann Riel Mary Ann Riel ... Sandy
Jon Steinberg ... Frankie (as John Stonehill)
R.G. Rader R.G. Rader ... Jonathan
Ruth Kaye Ruth Kaye ... Gert
Jon Langione Jon Langione ... Tom Coffee
Joan Maquiling Joan Maquiling ... Jack's Mother
Jack Mertz Jack Mertz ... Judy's Father
Glenn Zarr Glenn Zarr ... Mel
Raj Kanithi Raj Kanithi ... Mr. Raj
Peggy Lord Chilton Peggy Lord Chilton ... Mrs. Bruner
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While riding the bus one day, night watchman Jack Crawford gets distracted by a beautiful girl and has his gun stolen. To get it back, he enlists the help of local wise guy, Eddie, and their search reveals the bizarre characters lurking in the strange underworld of a sleepy New Jersey suburb. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG-13
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,327, 25 March 2001

Gross USA:

$37,831
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (original 35 mm prints)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sleepless in Somerset
19 May 2004 | by lemon993See all my reviews

The young first-time director, David Maquiling, crafts an unusual journey through the streets and backyards of suburban New Jersey. The film has an ethereal quality driving it as well as a pre-9/11 simplicity. The innocence of the main character clashes with the off-kilter actions and ramblings of the numerous secondary actors. I enjoyed the quirky what-will-happen-next view of the world exhibited by the screenplay. The director also has a deft eye for widescreen composition even though he is not working with the process in this film. One shot in particular, toward the end of the film, has Jack, the hero, chasing the possible perp around a corner and down a leafy street. The frame of the movie is busy but not cluttered. The two men race past a factory building on the right side and the angles and movement achieved in the shot evoke the best of any authentic prior 'Scope process. Kudos to everyone involved for a job well done.


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