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While You Were Sleeping

Sandra Bullock  Actor Bill Pullman  Actor Peter Gallagher  Actor Peter Boyle  Actor Jack Warden  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG
Contains:Mild Violence,Adult Situations

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While You Were Sleeping

UPC: 717951000156

Studio: Walt Disney Video

MPAA Rating: PG   Contains:[Mild Violence, Adult Situations]

Summary: This latter-day romantic screwball comedy stars Sandra Bullock as a love-starved subway toll booth operator, Lucy. Lucy pines for regular customer Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher), but the self-absorbed attorney pays her no heed. One day, Peter is beaten by a gang of thugs and tossed onto the tracks. Lucy rescues him from death. While he is comatose in the hospital, a comment she makes at his bedside is misinterpreted, and she then allows his family members, who haven't seen Peter in awhile, to believe that she is his fiancée. Peter's parents, Ox (Peter Boyle) and Midge (Micole Mercurio), take a liking to Lucy. But Lucy takes a liking to Peter's brother Jack (Bill Pullman), though Jack is suspicious about her claim to be Peter's intended. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Category: Romance

Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical – null Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Features: French-language track
Spanish subtitles
Original theatrical trailer
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While You Were Sleeping

Format: DVD

Release Date: 02/03/1998

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Theatre Wide-Screen

Audio: DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 103 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: Spanish,English

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start [:15]
2. Opening Credits [:16]
3. Prince Charming [2:08]
4. The Fateful Day [2:08]
5. Meeting The Family [1:05]
6. Overheard [4:23]
7. Early Morning Encounter [2:09]
8. Fortune Smiles [1:14]
9. Test Of Intimacy [5:33]
10. String Of Visitors [:18]
11. An Engagement Present [7:17]
12. Caution: Ice [6:09]
13. Lucky In Love [1:10]
14. Beef, Potatoes And Brunettes [3:11]
15. Leaning [3:34]
16. "Who Are You?" [2:34]
17. A "Putz" [4:50]
18. Reborn [1:45]
19. A Second Chance [3:12]
20. The Moment Of Truth [3:30]
21. "Not Without A Token" [:02]

Karl Williams

A tight, fun little romantic comedy that made a big star of female lead Sandra Bullock, this hit benefits greatly from the light-as-air touch of director Jon Turteltaub, who doesn't condescend as much to his audience as many of the genre's other filmmakers. A throwback to the screwball genre of another era, the film coasts along on charm, memorable dialogue (a line about the main character who "sits in a booth like a veal" as a transit system toll collector is a nice, early turn of phrase), and palpable chemistry between its leads. Supporting players are excellent, particularly Jack Warden as an irascible grandfather who's the brains of the outfit, and Michael Rispoli as a clueless suitor. The real selling point here is that the whole affair is presented with a wink and a nudge, as if Turteltaub and his cast are telling the viewer, "Yeah, we know it's all pretty goofy, but sit back, relax, and enjoy it as much as we are." Everybody seems to be having such a good time that it's impossible not to like While You Were Sleeping (1995) and that's where the film succeeds; in less capable hands and with less astute casting, it probably would have been a major dud. A gifted director of breezy, bubbly comedy, Turteltaub has only gone astray when attempting to create serious drama, such as his later flop Instinct (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Fred Lebow  Screenwriter 
Steven Barron  Executive Producer 
Roger Birnbaum  Producer 
Randy Edelman  Composer (Music Score) 
Joe Roth  Producer 
Arthur Sarkissian  Executive Producer 
Jon Turteltaub  Director 
Sandra Bullock  Actor 
Bill Pullman  Actor 
Peter Gallagher  Actor 
Peter Boyle  Actor 
Jack Warden  Actor 
Glynis Johns  Actor 
Micole Mercurio  Actor 
Jason Bernard  Actor 
Michael Rispoli  Actor 
Ally Walker  Actor 
Dick Cusack  Actor 
Bernie Landis  Actor 
James Krag  Actor 
Joel Hatch  Actor 
Mike Bacarella  Actor 
Peter Siragusa  Actor 
Ann Whitney  Actor 
Shea Farrell  Actor 
Susan Messing  Actor 
Thomas Morris  Actor 
Monica Keena  Actor 

Country: USA