While You Were Sleeping

Synopsis: Lucy's life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's life. Now she is a part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack, Peter's brother. An extraordinarily true-to-life sequence of events begin to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jon Turteltaub
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min




This will be|an everlasting love

This will be|the one Ive waited for

This will be|the first time anyone

Has loved me-e-e


Loving you|is some kind of wonderful

Because youve shown me|just how much you care

Youve given me|the thrill of a lifetime

And made me believe youve|got more thrills to spare, oh

This will be|You and me


Huggin and squeezin|and kissin and pleasin

Together forever|through rain and whatever

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah|You and me

So long as lm livin|True love lll be givin

To you lll be servin|Cause youre so deservin

Hey, youre so deservin

Youre so deservin|Yeah, yeah, yeah


Love, love, love, love

Love, love, love, love

From now on|From now on

From now on|From now on

From now on|From now on

From now on

Okay, there are two things that|l remember about my childhood.

l just dont remember|it being this orange.

First, l remember|being with my dad.

He would get these far-off looks|in his eye, and he would say,

Life doesnt always turn out|the way you plan.

l just wish l realized at the time|he was talking about my life.

But that never stopped us from|taking our adventures together.

He would pack up|our sometimes-working car,

and he would tell me|amazing stories...

about strange|and exotic lands...

as we headed off to|exciting destinations like...


lts amazing how exotic|Wisconsin... isnt.

But my favorite memories|were the stories...

that he would tell me|about my mom.

He would take me to the church|where they got married...

and ld beg him to tell me more|about the ceremony...

and about|my crazy Uncle lrwin...

who fell asleep|in the macaroni and cheese.

And l asked my dad|when he knew...

that he truly loved my mom.

And he said to me,|Lucy, your mother...

gave me a special gift.

She gave me the world.

Actually it was a globe|with a light in it.

But for the romantic that he was,|it might as well have been the world.

Well, the first time|l saw him,

he didnt exactly|give me the world.

lt was a $1.50 train token.

Uh, but l-l looked forward to it|every single day.

He started coming to my booth|between 8:01 and 8:15...

every morning,|Monday through Friday.

And he was just perfect.|My Prince Charming.

Well, weve nev-- Weve|never actually spoken.

But l know someday we will.|l know it. l just know it.

And l know that someday l will|find a way to introduce myself,

and, and thats|gonna be perfect.

Just like my prince.

Forty-five dollars for a Christmas tree|and they dont deliver?

You order $10 worth of chow mein from|Mr. Wongs, they bring it to your door.

Oh! Ooh, l shouldve gotten the|blue spruce. Theyre lighter.

Aah! Ooh.


Nature of claim:
|Christmas tree through window.

H-How am l gonna put that on my|insurance? Theyre still pissed...

about the fire we had when Joe|Jr. barbecued in the stairwell.

- l missed that one.|- Oh, great sausage.

- Look, l-lll pay for this.|- Thats okay, Lucy.

My brother Julies|in the glass business.

Oh... l almost forgot.

Merry Christmas.

Ah, Lucy. You, you|didnt have to do that.

- Well, l wanted to.|- l havent even gotten|to my shopping yet.

Hey, Pop. Could l give that|bottle of Blue Nun you got...

from Cousin Ornella|to my probation officer?

Do you see weve got|some company?

- Say hello.|- Hello, Luce.

Nice, uh...

- sweater.|- Thank you.

lts over there.

Lucy, youre a nice girl.|Joe Jr.s still single.

Yeah, its a shocker.

- What do you have?|- Oh, the usual.

- Whats that?|- Mustard. Coke.

- Lucy! Lucy, Lucy, Lucy.|- Hi, Jerry.

- lm glad to find you here.|- l was hoping youd find me in Bermuda.

Bermuda?|Oh, thats good.

l am recommending you|for Employee of the Month.

The usual.

- Really? l didnt know there|was an employee of the month.|- Oh, yeah.

Supervisor Jerry Wallace|nominates Lucy Moderatz...

for Employee of the Month.

Lucy is never tardy,|always works holidays...

even if she has worked|the previous holiday.

Just because she worked Thanksgiving,|Lucy is willing to work Christmas too?

Jerry, lm not|working Christmas.

- Ah, youll get a nice plaque|with the mayors stamp on it.|- l didnt vote.

- You get to ride on a float|St. Paddys day.|- l hate parades.

- Did l mention extra holiday pay?|- l hate you.


Look, Violet is sick|and Celeste cant switch...

because shes got some|big family thing.

And l promised my kids|ld be there for them this year.

- lt stinks, Jerry.|- l know it isnt fair,|and l cant make you do it.

But, Lucy, youre the only one--

Without family.

Merry Merry Christmas

Christmas everywhere

Merry Merry Christmas

Christmas in the air

Christmas in Chicago

New York too

Way down in New Orleans

And right here with you

Merry Merry Christmas

- Santa Claus is comin to town|- Come on, Richie.

Jingle bells are ringin

- Hi. Merry Christmas.|- Mistletoes all around

Ye-- Uh--

Nice coat.|Merry Christmas to you too.

Youre beautiful.|Will you marry me?

l love you.

- Yo!|- Hey!

- Nice coat.|- lts Christmas.

- Look, l dont want any trouble. Oh!|- Sh*t!

Lets go! Lets go!|Lets go!

Somebody help me, please!|Sir? Sir? Sir? Are you okay?

Can, can you get up?|God, sir, this is not good.

Oh, god, mister, um,|can you--

Are you breathing?|Oh, god, you smell good!

Please wake up. Please.|Please. Oh, god.

Can you wake up?|Can you hear me? Um--

Oh, god!|Wake up!

Somebody help me please!

Mister? Mister! Theres a train|coming and its fast.

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Daniel G. Sullivan

Daniel G. Sullivan is an American screenwriter. He co-wrote the screenplay for While You Were Sleeping (1995) with Frederic Lebow, but while it was acclaimed by many it did not receive any awards. He is currently still screenwriting and lives in a small Massachusetts town with two children and wife Patty. more…

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