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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.

Director:

Michael Walker

Writer:

Michael Walker
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Daniels ... Ed Saxon
Molly Price ... Susie
Ben Shenkman ... Officer Stewart
Gil Bellows ... Detective Derm
Michelle Held Michelle Held ... Mrs. Mastrioni
Emily Bergl ... Sadie
Julian McMahon ... George
Guy Sanville ... Doctor
Lisa Sodman Elzinga Lisa Sodman Elzinga ... Pregnant Nurse
Dennis North Dennis North ... Detective Mazurek
Patrick Moug ... Detective Snyder
Zach Grenier ... Geoffrey
Eros Biox Eros Biox ... Baby (as Eros Ion Biox)
Tom Whalen Tom Whalen ... 911 Operator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betsey Amid Betsey Amid ... Voice of Eve
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Storyline

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...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada | USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Insomnies See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockbridge, Michigan, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The DREAMATOL pills that Ed shakes into his hand and then swallows in the beginning of the film are orange colored SweetTarts. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.115 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
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Great performance by Jeff Daniels in moody psycho-thriller.
24 February 2002 | by HjalteSee all my reviews

Jeff Daniels stars as a University Professor who wakes up early one morning alone in bed. His wife hasn't come home from work the previous day and he is of course very worried. As time passes the tension rises and one begins to suspect that the professor knows more than he tells the police - or maybe he just doesn't remember what has happened. The movie is extremely slow moving which adds to the husbands sense of despair as his world comes crashing down. This is very nicely visualized in the professors house, where big holes are opening up in the ceilings and the walls with water dripping out and creates a feeling of a man slowly drowning. It may not be an easy film to like but it appealed strongly to me and Daniels' performance is nothing short of breathtaking. I gave it an 8.


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