Lucy Moderatz, a charming but shy token seller, spends her evenings home alone with her cat and her holidays working for the Chicago Transit Authority -- she has neither family nor boyfriend to keep her company. But she does have a secret crush: sexy Peter Callaghan, a regular customer who has never even given her a second glance. One day, Peter is mugged on the subway platform and falls in front of an oncoming train. The courageous Lucy jumps down onto the tracks and pushes him to safety, but the ordeal leaves Peter in a deep coma. Lucy remains at his side in the hospital until his family arrives -- at which point a confused nurse, who misunderstood one of Lucy's comments, informs the Callaghans that Lucy is Peter's fiancee. And Lucy just can't manage to set them straight. But now she's beginning to fall in love with Peter's handsome and kind brother, Jack, and has one big problem: what will happen when Peter wakes up?
Main Cast & Crew:
Jon Turteltaub - Director
- Format: DVD (Widescreen)
- Run Time: 103
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 717951000156
- Genre: Romance
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: January 1998
When a lonely subway toll-taker is mistaken for a comatose man's fiancee after saving his life, his estranged family welcomes her with open arms. But when a brother becomes suspicious and investigates her claims, she realizes she's "attached" to the wrong brother!
Produced in association with Caravan Pictures. Additional credits: Sandra M. Middleton and Aiman Humaideh (assistant directors) Color and prints by Technicolor. Shot on location in Illinois. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1995 Hollywood Pictures Company.' The film was a big hit, grossing $81 million domestically, and $100.9 million overseas. The movie's popularity solidified Sandra Bullock as a "bankable" leading actress.
"...A comic and touching ride..." - 05/18/1995 Rolling Stone, p.97
"...The adorable Bullock is a bundle of human sunshine....Bill Pullman is irresistible..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 04/21/1995 USA Today, p.1D
"...[Bullock in] the kind of dilemma the heroine of a '30s screwball comedy might have gotten into..." - 04/28/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.42
"...[Pullman] takes great relish in his plum role. He's a delight..." - 04/17/1995 Variety
"...Breezy and adorable....[With] good cheer and fine tuning....Ms. Bullock is the film's main attraction, bringing a warm smile and a winning array of mannerisms to her role..." - 04/21/1995 New York Times, p.C16
"...Amiable....Bullock is a genuinely engaging performer....She can draw us into her spunky loneliness -- you want to see her smile..." - 04/21/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING is one of those movies that blind-sides you with its charm..." - 04/21/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.37