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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

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Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric Lebow (as Fredric LeBow)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Lucy
Bill Pullman ... Jack
Peter Gallagher ... Peter
Peter Boyle ... Ox
Jack Warden ... Saul
Glynis Johns ... Elsie
Micole Mercurio ... Midge
Jason Bernard ... Jerry
Michael Rispoli ... Joe Jr.
Ally Walker ... Ashley Bacon
Monica Keena ... Mary
Ruth Rudnick Ruth Rudnick ... Wanda
Marcia Wright ... Celeste
Dick Cusack Dick Cusack ... Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ... Man in Peter's Room
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Storyline

Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begins to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events. Written by Michael Lee Pollock <gt4250a@prism.gatech.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A story about love at second sight.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,288,915, 23 April 1995

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,057,016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Harrison Ford and Geena Davis were initially offered this film. See more »

Goofs

While Lucy is feeding Peter's cat, the cat food can switches to her other hand when she pushes the door open and hits Jack. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: Do you believe in love at first sight? Nah, I betcha don't, you're probably too sensible for that. Or have you ever, like, seen somebody? And you knew that, if only that person *really* knew you, they would, well, they would of course dump the perfect model that they were with, and realize that YOU were the one that they wanted to, just, grow old with. Have you ever fallen in love with someone you haven't even talked to? Have you ever been so alone you spend the night confusing a man in a coma?
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Alternate Versions

In the video release, the scene when Jack offers to drive Lucy to Celeste's party is shortened. When shown in theaters, you see them get into the truck, drive less than a block, and then get back out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: While You Were Sleeping (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Wonderland
Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
by arrangement with Source/Q
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Essential Bullock
21 August 2004 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Warm and gentle comedy that shows Bullock to her best advantage, in her favorite role of shy closet beauty. Bullock obsesses about a man she sees briefly every day; when he is knocked unconscious she claims to be his fiancée. Then sparks begin to fly with the brother. Wonderful turns by Boyle and Warden as older family members. There's a great line by Boyle in this movie, something like you always imagine you'll have these long golden moments in life and then when you get there it lasts about a minute. I think Bullock was never better than in this movie, in later productions her shy modesty seems a little artificial. She and Pullman have just enough chemistry together to pull this through.


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