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A Nightmare Come True (1997)

Dreams gradually tell a woman the truth about her abused mother's disappearance.


Christopher Leitch


Gerald Di Pego (as Gerald DiPego), Nevin Schreiner


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Cast overview:
Gerald McRaney ... Don Zarn
Katy Boyer ... Sarah Zarn
Joel Bissonnette ... Paul Chaney
Jeremy Renner ... Steven Zarn
Dann Florek ... Detective Ron Shaye
Judith Scott ... Gretchen
Mark Kiely ... Detective Peter Henrickson
Shelley Fabares ... Lily Zarn
Mark Benninghoffen Mark Benninghoffen ... David (as Mark Benninghofen)
Claire Malis Claire Malis ... Ellen (as Claire Malis Calloway)
Jocko Marcellino Jocko Marcellino ... Holdreith
Steven Marcus Gibbs Steven Marcus Gibbs ... Alan
David Bickford ... Anesthesiologist (as David H. Bickford)
Colette O'Connell ... Resident
Rick Fitts ... Chief Surgeon


A husband has been mistreating his wife; their daughter's been encouraging her to leave him, but she can't or won't do it. One day she doesn't come home, and the husband tells them that she has left. However, the daughter doesn't believe this, and she has been having dreams that her mother is dead. She sets out to try and find out what happened to her mother. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Interesting but predictable.
22 May 2005 | by XaporaSee all my reviews

After her apartment is damaged by fire, Sarah, a young nurse, moves back in with her folks. Shortly thereafter, her mother disappears and much to her frustration, she receives little help from the police, her family or boyfriend.

She experiences a set of disturbing nightmares about her mother and fears her life may be in danger. Sarah sets out to solve the mystery on her lonesome and what she discovers along the way causes her much grief, anger and fear. Katy Boyer is excellent as the traumatised Sarah and is supported by a fine cast including Gerald McRaney and Jeremy Renner.

There's plenty of twists, turns and red herrings to keep you interested, even if you do figure it out well before half-time.

Based on a true story!

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12 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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A Dream of Murder See more »

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