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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

Girl leads a lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a live-in girlfriend.

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Tiffanie DeBartolo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ione Skye ... Frankie
Jennifer Aniston ... Allison
Mackenzie Astin ... David Shrader
Michael Landes ... Rob
Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Leo
Sean Blackman Sean Blackman ... Juice (as Sean San Jose Blackman)
Michael Sterk Michael Sterk ... B.J.
Leslie Stevens ... Molly Monday
Robert Kelker-Kelly Robert Kelker-Kelly ... Trent (as Robert Kelker Kelly)
Robert Ernst Robert Ernst ... Homeless Man
Robert Harvey ... Dick in Sushi Bar
Fred Gualco Fred Gualco ... Policeman #1
Roger Craig Roger Craig ... Policeman #2
Louis Velez Louis Velez ... Sammy Davis
Mai Huynh Mai Huynh ... Poetry Reader
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Storyline

A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to L.A. with a friend sure that he will dump the girlfriend and follow her. She puts all her faith in fate and hopes for the best. Written by Ed Lorusso

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A dreamer who couldn't sleep. An author who couldn't write. A friend who couldn't help but help.

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma de Poeta, Olhos de Sinatra See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,201, 21 June 1998

Gross USA:

$24,727

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,727
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David (Mackenzie Astin) says that 'cazique' is the highest scoring word in Scrabble. 'Quartzy' is the highest scoring word (162 points), with 'cazique' and 'bezique' running in second at a 161 points. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: Sometimes I study the Trivial Pursuit cards.
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Connections

References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Fortune In Dreams
Written by Hal Stanley & Raymond Karl
Performed by Frank Sinatra Jr. and The Pat Longo Super Big Band
Courtesy of Town Hall Records
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Lovely, funny, intelligent film
10 September 1998 | by redsparkSee all my reviews

This is a great film: witty, charming, well-acted and wonderfully written. The characters are all played to perfection by an array of very talented young actors (especially MacKenzie Astin, who plays David). It has the perfect mixture of laughter and sorrow, sweetness and elegance. I particularly like this film because it relies on dialogue, characterization , and cinematography, three primary elements in filmmaking which have recently hidden themselves behind special effects, poor attempts at acting by egotistical actors, and weak plotlines like those of a dimestore romance novel. However, this film has a tight, entertaining plot, a cast of excellent actors, a wonderful cinematographer, and last but not least, heart.


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