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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...


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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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Dolby Digital

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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 »

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Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
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Probably better if you haven't seen "Lost Highway" before
4 February 2003 | by Topher-26See all my reviews

This is a pretty good thriller. Better than I expected. However, ahem... you can't help but see the director's influences... I mean, David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (the punch in the face waking the protagonist from his daze, the way he vanishes into dark hallways, and many more details...), Christopher Nolan's "Following"(not for the structure of the story but more for the direction, dialogues, etc.) and occasionally Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (especially the bathtub creature episode).

Despite the gathering of borrowed imagery, this film still develops an obvious personal style and a precise direction. All in all, a very good first film owing also a lot to Jeff Daniels's performance. Hopefully, the next one will be less obviously influenced.


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