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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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Taglines:

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

The accents that Allison demonstrates are: French, Irish, Southern, snotty-rich, New York, Canadian, sub-continental Indian, and Jewish. See more »

Quotes

David Schrader: I love you Frankie.
Frankie: You do?
David Schrader: Yeah I do.
Frankie: I loved you first.
David Schrader: I love you more.
Frankie: Only because you're bigger.
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Connections

References Baby Doll (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

You're With Stupid Now
Written by Aimee Mann
Performed by Aimee Mann
Courtesy of Geffen Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Honestly Funny
5 December 1998 | by JubySee all my reviews

OK - I agree Jennifer's accents were not that funny. But she did a convincing job as the friend who is in reality. She contrasts and complements the lead. now ione (i think thats her name )she plays Frankie - sometimes recites her lines perfectly, other times she strains to get them out w/o making it seem forced. but her positives outweigh the negatives, and when she needs to be on target she is. The guys were outstanding, though BJ was too gay. Roberto was played brillantly, i'm glad the guy has gotten past union square. but the award if i had one should be given to Mackenzie Astin, who was fabulous as David. He was just simply outstanding doing everything right! Good movie - got a different view of love - from the quirky side. it was fun, and gave hope to all that the perfect guy is out there.


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