In Dreams

Synopsis: The housewife Claire Cooper is married with the pilot Paul Cooper and their little daughter Rebecca is their pride and joy. When a stranger kidnaps a girl, Claire dreams about the man but Detective Jack Kay ignores her concerns. But when Rebecca disappears during a school play, Claire learns that her visions were actually premonitions and she is connected to the killer through her dreams. She has a nervous breakdown and tries to commit suicide. Her psychologist Dr. Silverman sends her to a mental institution and soon she finds that her husband will be the next victim of the serial-killer. Further, the serial-killer was interned in the same cell in the hospital where she is. Will Claire be able to save Paul?
Director(s): Neil Jordan
Production: Dreamworks
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100 min

bIn Dreams (1999)/b

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,

who's the fairest of us all?

You're the fairest in

this hall, but Snow White is the...

Come on, Rebecca.

Forget it's a play.

Just say it

like you're saying it to me.

Snow White's the fairest of them all

And again. Mirror, mirror, on the

wall, who's the fairest of us all?.

- You're the fairest in...

- Wrong.

You are.

What are they doing, Mommy?

Nothing, Rebecca.

Daddy'll be home soon.

Last to the car's a bag of rats!

You never knew

I was a bag of rats!



Hey. Hey, sweetie.

- The goldfish died.

- Oh, no.

- He did?

- He started to swim backwards.

Mom froze him so we could

bury him when you come back.

- You want something to eat?

- Breakfast and lunch.

- Mary's made spaghetti.

- Oh, God. It's 2am for me, honey.

I'm sorry. What are these?

- Nothing.

- That's Snow White.

Show Daddy your costume, honey.

No, I don't want to.

I wanna show him the goldfish.


What is this?

Little Red Riding Hood?

No. It's nothing

to do with anything.

It's just another weird dream.

Oh, no. Not like the one you had

before my mother died, is it?

- No.

- Good.

Not like that one.

This one, it keeps coming back.

There's an orchard

and this little girl.

That little girl,

she's being led through it.

- The little girl that's missing?

- She's holding someone's hand.

It's a man or a woman...

with red hair.

I keep trying to get rid of it.

I can't.

I don't know.

What do you want me to say?

- If it's real, go to the cops.

- Paul, please.

- I don't know about psychic stuff.

- I hate that word.

- So do I.

- What's "physic", Daddy?

They're searching the reservoir,

but I have a feeling she's not dead.

What's "physic", Daddy?

Psychic is when you can

see through things, like...

what's in that big box

that Daddy brought home?

Right by the front door.

- You got it?

- You bet ya.

I tramped all over Tokyo for that.

Not too low!

And again.

Good night, sweetheart.

Wasn't that meant for her birthday?

Yeah, it was. But I can't be here.

I'm only on a stopover.

- Have you told her?

- No.

They f***ed up my schedule again.

- What about the play?

- The play's fine.

I have to leave for Seattle at eight.

Hey. I got you a kimono.


What did you say your name was?


Where are we going?


What is it?

I saw her,

the little girl that's missing.

- I can't help it. I'm sorry.

- Oh, Jesus.

I'm sorry.

She's so innocent, Paul,

going wherever he asks her.

It's somewhere terrible.

I told you, if it's real

you should go to the cops.

It's worse now. It's like

some storm's about to break.

All right, look, honey.

Tomorrow I'll go to the police, OK?

I'll tell them whatever it is

you're imagining, all right?

I wanna know I'm wrong, Paul,

more than anything.

I wanna know it's just a dream.

Oh, you know, I'm sorry to

keep you waiting, Mr Cooper.

- I apologise. Really I do.

- No problem.

I hope you understand that,

you know, this is, well...

- This has been a very busy week.

- Yeah, yeah.

OK, uh, let me...

Let me see if I get this right here.

Your wife had a headache...

and she saw a vision

of the missing child, right?

I wouldn't phrase it like that.

- How would you phrase it?

- She has, um, these dreams.

- Is she a clairvoyant?

- No.

Does she talk to dead people?

Communicate with the dead?

What? Detective, this isn't a seance.

I was gonna ask

does she wear a turban?

One of those crystal balls

with a lamp shade?

- None of that.

- Just checking.

Tell me what happened.

She dreamt the child

was taken to an orchard

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Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson (born 2 May 1946) is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor. He is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I (1987), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the 1960s, which drew on his experiences as "a chronic alcoholic and resting actor, living in squalor" in Camden Town. more…

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