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Chasing Sleep (2000)

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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Complete credited cast:
... Ed Saxon
... Susie
... Officer Stewart
... Detective Derm
Michelle Held ... Mrs. Mastrioni
... Sadie
... George
... Doctor
Lisa Sodman Elzinga ... Pregnant Nurse
Dennis North ... Detective Mazurek
... Detective Snyder
... Geoffrey
Eros Biox ... Baby (as Eros Ion Biox)
Tom Whalen ... 911 Operator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betsey Amid ... Voice of Eve
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Via Tubitv on the Roku; Jeff Daniels (Traitor) plays a man left devastated by the sudden disappearance of his wife begins to suffer from insomnia which leaves him confused and with a loose grip on reality. From the year 2000 1 hour and 44 minutes rated R Written by Chris Hakim

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The nightmare begins when you open your eyes...


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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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16 May 2001 (France)  »

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The bottle of Dreamatol that Jeff Daniels takes out in the beginning of the movie (the first pills he takes in the film) has instructions that read: "For the relief of pain at its source, take as many pills as you can swallow until dreams overtake your perception of reality. Be cautious of the amount only when concerned with returning to reality. Otherwise, take the entire bottle for a complete disconnection from the pain of existence." Under the trademarked name Dreamatol it is described as a Dream Enhancer/Fever Reducer, even though the only ingredient listed is Ibuprofen. See more »

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The text at the end of the credits: The director would like to mention that he was not going 92 miles an hour when he was pulled over in Waterlou Township and should have his fine refunded and an apology send to him. See more »

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Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
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This movie makes me fear insomnia!
22 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Whoa! I loved this flick! It was definitely my favorite Horror of 2000. I loved the director's style, and his nack for making time disappear in this movie. Sure it was predictable, but who cares it was just so fun to watch the story unravel.


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