While You Were Sleeping

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

While You Were Sleeping (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“While You Were Sleeping” is a romantic comedy film released in 1995, directed by Jon Turteltaub. The movie stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy Moderatz, Bill Pullman as Jack Callaghan, and Peter Gallagher as Peter Callaghan.

The story follows Lucy Moderatz, a lonely and unassuming ticket collector for the Chicago Transit Authority. One day, she saves Peter Callaghan from an oncoming train after he falls onto the tracks while waiting for his train.

As Peter is taken to the hospital in a coma, a mix-up occurs, and the hospital staff mistakenly believes that Lucy is his fiancée. Not wanting to upset Peter’s family during a difficult time, Lucy goes along with the misunderstanding.

As Lucy becomes involved with Peter’s family, particularly with his warm-hearted brother Jack, she finds herself falling for Jack. However, she is torn between her growing feelings for Jack and the guilt of keeping up the lie.

The film is a heartwarming and humorous tale of mistaken identity and the unexpected twists and turns that love can take.

“While You Were Sleeping” is known for its charming and endearing performances, particularly Sandra Bullock’s portrayal of the lovable and relatable Lucy. The film received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success.

The movie serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a feel-good and enchanting romantic comedy that explores the power of serendipity and the magic of love. It remains a beloved and timeless film that captures the essence of romance, family, and the joy of unexpected connections.

Additional Details


  • Sandra Bullock: Narrator/Lucy Eleanor Moderatz
  • Bill Pullman: Jack Callaghan
  • Peter Gallagher: Peter Callaghan
  • Peter Boyle: Ox Callaghan
  • Jack Warden: Saul Tuttle
  • Glynis Johns: Elsie
  • Micole Mercurio: Midge Callaghan
  • Jason Bernard: Jerry Wallace
  • Michael Rispoli: Joe Fusco, Jr.
  • Ally Walker: Ashley Bartlett Bacon
  • Monica Keena: Mary Callaghan


  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
  • Producer: Roger Birnbaum and Joe Roth
  • Writers: Daniel Sullivan and Fredric Lebow

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