While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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Corrected entry: When Jack goes to tell his father that he doesn't want to take over the family business, he brings him donuts. According to the time frame of the film, it's just after New Years, but the donut box has colored leaves on the outside, suggesting it was bought in the fall.

Correction: Not really. It is May and I just bought a Coke with a Santa on it. A donut shop might just use their fall boxes right through to the next spring.


Corrected entry: When Jack and Lucy take the moving truck to Peter's apartment to unload the engagement present, Jack parks very close to the car in front. Sandra Bullock gets out of the truck and says "Bill I think you parked too close..." and then makes a "whoops" face as if she made a mistake. She has called Jack by the actor's name (Bill Pullman).

Correction: Sandra Bullock does not say "Bill, I think you parked too close". She says "You know what, I think you parked too close". If you really listen, you can tell. This is also confirmed with subtitles.

Melissa Bostic

Corrected entry: In the scene where the entire family is squeezing on the elevator just after Lucy revealed that Peter only has one testicle, one actor in the back of the elevator keeps repositioning himself so he is constantly visible to the camera, even going so far as to stand on his tip toes.

Correction: He is just trying to get out of the way of the Callaghans who are crowding into the elevator.


Corrected entry: After Lucy jumps off the platform to save Peter and the train finally arrives, the shot from above shows them under the edge of the train, as if they are being crushed. The next shot from the side shows them safely clear of the train but reveals that there is no space under the train for them to have survived as the train supposedly passed over them.

Correction: The train does hide them during the high shot, but it's not possible to determine how much space there is or isn't based on these shots.


Corrected entry: Lucy and Jack end up walking back to Lucy's house when Jack's truck is blocked in at Peter's high-rise apartment. However, Peter's apartment is a very well-known building right off of Lake Michigan, and Lucy's apartment is in a style not found within about 4-5 miles of that spot. Lucy states she is planning to walk to her apartment (even before Jack offers to walk her) - no way would she have been planning to walk between 60-90 minutes in the winter cold.

Correction: If she didn't have any money on her and the truck was blocked, she wouldn't have had much choice, would she?

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Corrected entry: In the Christmas at Jack's house scene, the camera pans quickly to the Christmas tree where it's possible to see a long-haired, crew member trimming the tree who is obviously on the movie crew and accidentally caught on camera.

Correction: The tree trimmer is Saul in a gray sweater, not a crew member. At first glance it does appear he has long hair, but close inspection reveals that it is an illusion caused by the picture on the wall behind Saul. In the very next shot you see Saul, in the gray sweater, ready to have his picture taken.

Corrected entry: When Lucy drags the nurse in the hall after they meet the family, the camera goes back and forth from Lucy to the nurse. First Lucy has a sweater and a tee shirt on, then no tee shirt, then a tee shirt again.

Correction: The T-shirt is always there, just less visible sometimes and more visible other times

Corrected entry: When Lucy is in the back of the delivery truck with Jack when he comes by to drop off the loveseat, she sits in a rocking chair he had made. If you look before she sits in it (when she is getting up into the truck), there is a strap holding it in place so that it won't move around the truck. When she sits in it, the chair rocks...impossible if it's strapped to the side of the truck.

Correction: It isn't impossible for Lucy to rock in her chair, those straps are there to keep the furniture from moving around as the truck is moving. It does not bolt the furniture down, the chair would still be able to rock if force was used. That's why Lucy only rocks slightly.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Peter is proving he remembers things. He states he was born in 1959, and he states he was senior class president of 1981. That makes him about a 22 year old senior.


Correction: He means that he was the senior class president in college - not high school.


Corrected entry: At the end, when Lucy first picks up the engagement ring it's on her thumb. When she lets Jack into the booth and kisses him it has suddenly moved to her index finger.

Correction: There was plenty of time for her to move the ring from her thumb to her index finger.

Audio problem: In the scene where Lucy first enters Peter's hospital room, you can hear a respirator, and he is not hooked up to one. Also, the respirator noise is much faster than an unconscious human should be breathing.

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Saul: Did you know I'm Peter's godfather?
Lucy: Really? I thought you had to be catholic for that.
Saul: Ox fudged it over. He donated 50 folding chairs to Father O'Shea's bingo night.

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Trivia: The first version of the screenplay had the main roles gender swapped. It was deemed too "predatory" to have a woman in a coma and a man claiming to be in a relationship with her.

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Question: I've seen this movie a million times and I still can't figure out the whole "Peter having one testicle because another guy had a pencil in his back pocket because he was a lawyer while they were playing basketball" thing. I got that they were playing basketball but still, can someone please explain to me how Peter lost a testicle while playing a game? Thank you.

Answer: Peter was being boxed out by the other guy, so the other guy was putting his back against Peter's front. With a pencil sticking out of his back pocket, you can imagine how some damage might be done.

Greg Dwyer

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