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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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

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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>

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A story about love at second sight.

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mientras dormías  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$81,057,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film wasn't originally supposed to be a Christmas movie. The studio wanted it set during the holidays as it would be easier to sell. See more »

Goofs

As Lucy is pulling Jack up from the ice, Lucy's scarf is on her neck. The next shot shows the scarf in her right hand. The scarf then returned to her neck in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Ashley!
Ashley: Scumbag! You're engaged?
[Peter nods]
Ashley: May I remind you that you proposed to me?
Peter: You said no. We broke up.
Ashley: No, no. I was confused, we stepped back.
Peter: You moved to Portugal.
Ashley: Yes, well, I didn't think you were going to run out and marry the first bimbo you came across.
Peter: Lucy's not a bimbo.
Ashley: Lucy? Lucy who?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Arnold/Tupac Shakur (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Sandra Bullock at Her Best.
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Lovely little film that has the lonely Sandra Bullock admiring high-class businessman Peter Gallagher from afar in her toll booth on the subway. Then one day he is attacked by a couple of muggers and Bullock saves his life by getting him to the hospital. Naturally Gallagher is in a comatose state after the attack. A true misunderstanding makes it appear that Bullock is Gallagher's fiance and typical confusion ensues. Now Gallagher's family all believe that Bullock really is his woman. Gallagher's brother (Bill Pullman) is suspicious though, but slowly starts to believe Bullock as well. He then starts to fall in love with her and vice versa. A great romantic comedy that is so pure and well-made that it is near impossible to say anything negative about it. It is not a perfect film, but it is a very likeable movie that delivers what it promises. 4 stars out of 5.


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