While You Were Sleeping [DVD] [1995]

  • SKU: 3298103
  • Release Date: 02/04/1998
  • Rating: PG
While You Were Sleeping unfortunately suggests what Hollywood Pictures was doing when its home video department released this DVD. With no extras on it beyond the original theatrical trailer, the Sandra Bullock romantic comedy is the only component of the disc. At least the film is available in its 1:85 widescreen and the transfer is well done. The audio is Dolby Surround, but it's neither digitally encoded nor 5:1. Such a commercially successful film warranted production notes or perhaps commentary by director Jon Turteltaub. Unfortunately, the DVD was released below the radar of the studio and even Sandra Bullock fans. The film has a French language track and a Spanish subtitle option.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (112 out of 112)

Special Features


  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Chapter search

Synopsis


While You Were Sleeping
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

Cast & Crew


  • Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock - Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
  • Bill Pullman
    Bill Pullman - Jack Callaghan
  • Peter Gallagher
    Peter Gallagher - Peter Callaghan
  • Peter Boyle
    Peter Boyle - Ox
  • Jack Warden
    Jack Warden - Saul Tuttle



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Romantic fairy tale with Sandra Bullock, 1995

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    123clm
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    Lonely Chicago Transit Authority worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he's in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter's family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn't correct them, they take her into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter's sheepish brother, Jack (Bill Pullman). So much of While You Were Sleeping takes place at Lucy's place of employment—a Chicago L train station—that the film required not only the use of the station and its tracks, but use of them during daylight hours (as Lucy spies Peter when he's on his way to work in the mornings)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Sandra!

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    Jessbot
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    The movie is definitely a fun couple or single person to watch! Sandra makes the romantic movie funny and enjoyable to watch with funny couple scenes about being single and being engage to a man that she just met while being in a coma. So the guy doesn't know who she is but should be thankful for saving his life from being crushed by a train! It has a great story that love finds a way for the right people.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    romantic comedy.

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    Jazzy
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    While You Were Sleeping" is one of those movies that blind-sides you with its charm. It starts out seeming slow, and you are not sure what to expect: But Is everybody in this movie is a cuddly character and sort of naive but sweet? The emotion and plot development is going to be given a long set up & it makes a great hit. As it progresses, then a a lot of funny things happen. While you think it is going one way, you laugh as that the movie's goes to the unexpected, & it is very sweet.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best date movie

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    GGal

    I would say that this movie has all the features of classic romantic comedy that shouldn't disappoint anyone. It's pretty funny and very romantic - a really good date movie. I actually saw this in the movie theatres on a date and the guy I was with, who is usually into action movies, said it was pretty good. Sandra Bullock is always perpetually charming and Bill Pullman has that handsome rugged, "the cute guy next door" look, so you can't go wrong. A really feel good movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Christmas Classic

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    COLP
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    Over the years my family and I have come to regard this feel-good movie as a Christmas classic. It is on our list of family Christmas movies and we look forward to watching it each year. The DVD version is very good, but we are looking forward to the release of this movie on Blu-ray disc.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    BlueShirtWannabe
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    Sandra Bullock is adorable, the actor playing Callahan (no spoiler here) is a great fit for our heroine, and Peter Boyle adds some welcome comedy. Bonus: Once you've seen it a dozen times, it turns out it's a great movie to fall asleep to.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great holiday Classic

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    MovieJunkie
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    Some may not call this movie a Holiday Classic, but I do. It takes place during Christmas time. It's got all the makings of a Hallmark Holiday Movie. Comedy, plot twist, holiday's, love story and Sandra Bullock. Need I say more. Enjoy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rom Com that cares about Family

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    kimba892
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    This has always been one of my favorite romance movies, I adore Sandra Bullock and While You Were Sleeping tells the tale of her falling in love with his family before falling in love with the unexpected man of her dreams. It places the emphasis on the importance of family as well as falling in love.

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