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Before I Wake (2016)

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A couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Bosworth ... Jessie
Thomas Jane ... Mark
Jacob Tremblay ... Cody
Annabeth Gish ... Natalie
Topher Bousquet Topher Bousquet ... Canker Man
Dash Mihok ... Whelan
Jay Karnes ... Peter
Lance E. Nichols ... Detective
Antonio Evan Romero Antonio Evan Romero ... Sean (as Antonio Romero)
Kyla Deaver ... Annie
Hunter Wenzel ... Tate
Scottie Thompson ... Teacher
Jason Alan Smith ... Vice Principal
Michael Polish ... Charlie
Brett Murray ... Uniformed Officer (as Brett Luciana Murray)
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Storyline

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares. Written by Relativity

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Fear your dreams


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Rated PG-13 for violent content and terror including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Somnia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Thomas Jane is famous for his role as Frank Castle in the 2004 movie adaptation of the Marvel comic The Punisher (2004). In 2008, Dash Mihok played Martin Soap in the Punisher reboot, Punisher: War Zone (2008). See more »

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Thomas Jane is not the guy on the family portrait. Somehow and for some unknown reason they used a different actor for the family picture. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jessie: No one ever really goes away. Not completely. Because they live in our minds, and in our hearts. In this story, that bully from school woke up in his bed, like nothing ever happened. And whatever made him so sad and mean, has gone. And that nice lady who cared for the boy, she came back to her husband, and they lived happily ever after. And daddy, daddy got the best present of all.
Cody: Can those things happen?
Jessie: I guess that depends on you, Cody. You have an amazing gift. Who knows what ...
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Features House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

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I Told You So
Written by Trevor Morris
Courtesy of CEG Rights, B.V.
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Do not expect a "regular" horror movie
29 July 2016 | by connyskribentSee all my reviews

This movie somewhat reminded me of "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", a movie that started out like a drama and in the end felt like a fairy tale story. "Before I Wake" has the feel of a horror movie at times, but turns into, albeit a scary one, a fairy tale. The good: The actors did a fine job, especially the two leads. A well written story and the fantasy effects looks good. The bad: The monster did not look very scary, but I guess there is a reason for that in the story. The movie is promoted as a horror, I guess that will leave some viewers disappointed. This is not The Conjuring or Saw. This is a fantasy with some scary elements.


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