While You Were Sleeping


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Lucy, a young Chicago transit worker, escapes her lonely existence when she rescues a handsome commuter she has admired from afar, Peter, from the path of a speeding subway train. While Peter languishes in a coma, his concerned family mistakes Lucy for his fiancee and she goes along with the deception, enjoying a warm family relationship missing in her own life. Matters become increasingly complicated when Peter regains consciousness and becomes convinced that Lucy is his fiancee; in the meantime, she's fallen in love with his brother.

Film Details

Also Known As
Coma Guy, Medan du sov
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Astro Color Laboratories Inc; Caravan Pictures; Chicago Film Office; Dick Clark Productions; Eastman Kodak; Hollywood Pictures; Illinois Film Office; L.A. Maddogs; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Todd-Ao; Varese Sarabande; Victor Duncan Inc; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Lucy, a young Chicago transit worker, escapes her lonely existence when she rescues a handsome commuter she has admired from afar, Peter, from the path of a speeding subway train. While Peter languishes in a coma, his concerned family mistakes Lucy for his fiancee and she goes along with the deception, enjoying a warm family relationship missing in her own life. Matters become increasingly complicated when Peter regains consciousness and becomes convinced that Lucy is his fiancee; in the meantime, she's fallen in love with his brother.

Crew

Alicia Accardo

Script Supervisor

Robin Agron

Assistant Location Manager

Elton Ahi

Score Consultant

Tony Alda

Adr Voice

Newell Alexander

Adr Voice

Patricia J Amaral

1st Assistant Accountant

Tom Amundsen

Adr Voice

Paul H Anderson

Special Effects Foreman

Dana Armonda

Other

John Axelrad

Digital Assistant Editor

Steve Barron

Executive Producer

Benjamin Beardwood

Dialogue Editor

Felix Bernard

Song ("Winter Wonderland")

Sam Bertone

Electrician

James Beshears

Adr Supervisor

Katherine E Beyda

Production Supervisor

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Ralph Blane

Song ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")

Alphonse Blumenthal

Bestboy Electric

Rick Boynton

Casting (Chicago)

Julian Bratolyubov

Other

Fernando Briones

Grip

Mark H Brunetz

Assistant (To Sandra Bullock)

Sammy Cahn

Song ("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow")

Mitch Carter

Adr Voice

David J Chamerski

Assistant Property Master

Guy Clayton

Special Effects Coordinator

Natalie Cole

Song Performer ("This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)")

Melissa K. Cooper

Production Coordinator

Chris Cornwell

Art Director

Betsy Cox

Costume Designer

Gino Crededio

Gaffer (Chicago)

William D'ambra

Property Master

Robert Dawson

Title Designer

Sandy De Crescent

Orchestra Contractor

Deborah Dee

Hair Stylist

Dierdre Detappan

Assistant (To Ned Dowd (Caravan Pictures))

Larry Dias

Set Decorator

George Dileonardi

Transportation Coordinator

Ned Dowd

Head Of Production (Caravan Pictures)

Dean Drabin

Foley Mixer

Wileen Dragovan

Assistant Location Manager

Joe Earle

Fx Editor

Randy Edelman

Composer

Sidney Edwards

Technical Advisor

Ike Eisenmann

Adr Voice

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting Associate

Ralph Ferraro

Original Music

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")

Bruce Franklin

1st Assistant Director

Chris Freres

Dolly Grip

John Friday

Electrician

Marcie Friedman

Art Department Coordinator

Curtis Frisk

Sound Mixer

Charles Geocaris

Special Thanks

Jonathan Glickman

Associate Producer

Bruce Green

Editor

Kimberly Guenther

Costume Supervisor

Harry Haase

Other

Jack Haddox

Production Accountant

Ann Hadsell

Foley Recordist

John Haeny

Effects Supervisor

Daryl Hall

Song Performer ("Wherever I Would Be")

Robin Harlan

Foley Walker

Julie Herman

Production Assistant

Mike Himelstein

Special Thanks

Amelia Hochberg

Assistant Set Decorator

James A Hogan

Transportation Captain

Aaron C Holden

Props Assistant

Peter A Hollocker

Production Assistant

John Hudecek

Dolly Grip

Don J Hug

Location Manager

Aiman Humaideh

2nd Assistant Director

J Paul Huntsman

Supervising Sound Editor

Bruce Iglauer

Song ("I'M Your Santa")

Charles Jackson

Song ("This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)")

Whitney James

Makeup Artist

Stephen Janisz

Adr Editor

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting Director

Elaine Johnson

Associate Producer

Adrienne King

Adr Voice

Patricia S Kingery

Assistant Accountant

Marc Klein

Assistant (To Jon Turteltaub)

Robert Krzeminski

Grip

Peter Kuttner

1st Assistant Camera

John Lasalandra

Music Editor

Donna Lynn Leavy

Adr Voice

Fred Lebow

Screenwriter

Gary Lewis

Dialogue Editor

Morgan Michael Lewis

Key Grip

Anthony J Lullo

Electrician

Hugh Martin

Song ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")

Timothy J Maxwell

Transportation Captain

Cheryl Mchugh

Assistant Accountant

Sandra M Middleton

2nd Assistant Director

Leslie Mikol

Production Assistant

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Sarah Monat

Foley Walker

Mary Mooney

Assistant (To Susan Stremple)

Tawny Moyer

Adr Voice

Gary Mundheim

Foley Editor

Gerald F Nichols

Production Assistant

Rebecca Nicolaou

Assistant Sound Editor

Hope A Nielsen

2nd Assistant Camera

Kaye Nottbusch

Set Costumer

Rosemary Orlando

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Orr

Color Timer

Tyler Osman

Construction Coordinator

Jeanine Payne

1st Assistant Sound Editor

Elisa Pensler-gabrielli

Adr Voice

Wally Pfister

Camera Operator

Mark V Phillips

Apprentice Editor

Kim Plant

Assistant (To Joe Roth (Caravan Pictures))

Heather Pollock

Set Costumer

Mark Purkart

Grip

Pat Rand

Post-Production Manager (Caravan Pictures)

David Rennie

1st Assistant Editor

John S Robertson

Rigging Key Grip

Jeff Rosen

Foley

Joe Roth

Producer

Rafael Sanchez

Gaffer

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting Director

Dennis Sands

Music Scoring Mixer

Arthur Sarkissian

Executive Producer

Adam Sawelson

Dialogue Editor

Blair Scheller

Utility Sound

Blair Scheller

Boom Operator

Charles J.d. Schlissel

Co-Producer

Charles J.d. Schlissel

Unit Production Manager

Elaina P Shulman

Key Hairstylist

Dick Smith

Song

Dick Smith

Song ("Winter Wonderland")

Dusty Springfield

Song Performer ("Wherever I Would Be")

Garreth Stover

Production Designer

Susan Stremple

Co-Producer

Jule Styne

Song ("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow")

Daniel G Sullivan

Screenwriter

Digital Editing Systems

Avid Editorial Equipment

Bruce Tanis

Fx Editor

Koko Taylor

Song

Koko Taylor

Song Performer ("Merry Merry Christmas")

Marlena Thomas

Assistant (To Roger Birnbaum (Caravan Pictures))

Joseph R Thygesen

Assistant Music Editor

Dennis Tufano

Adr Voice

John M Vitale

Apprentice Editor

Diane Warren

Song ("Wherever I Would Be")

Michael P Weinstein

Still Photographer

Pamela Westmore

Makeup Supervisor

Suzan Wexler

Set Designer

Ed Willams

Song ("I'M Your Santa")

Jeffrey A. Williams

Boom Operator

Darryl A Wright

Unit Publicist

Marvin Yancy

Song ("This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)")

Frank Yario

Video Assist/Video Playback

Lynnanne Zager

Adr Voice

Film Details

Also Known As
Coma Guy, Medan du sov
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Astro Color Laboratories Inc; Caravan Pictures; Chicago Film Office; Dick Clark Productions; Eastman Kodak; Hollywood Pictures; Illinois Film Office; L.A. Maddogs; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Todd-Ao; Varese Sarabande; Victor Duncan Inc; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 21, 1995

Wide Release in United States April 21, 1995

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 1995

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996

Began shooting October 8, 1994.

Completed shooting December 14, 1994.

Released in United States Spring April 21, 1995

Wide Release in United States April 21, 1995

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 1995

Released in United States on Video April 30, 1996