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Dead Awake
Dead Awake
Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Macha Grenon, Michael Ironside, Edward Yankie, Janet Kidder
Director: Marc S. Grenier
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 40min

Brilliant marketing executive Desmond Caine is a tortured soul stricken with a bizarre insomnia that keeps him walking the city's dangerous streets at all hours of the night. During one of his hallucinogenic journeys, he w...  more »


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Actors: Stephen Baldwin, Macha Grenon, Michael Ironside, Edward Yankie, Janet Kidder
Director: Marc S. Grenier
Creators: Alfred Sapse, Avi Lerner, Christian Larouche, Christiane Hamelin, Denis Martel, Joanne Forgues, Terry Abrahamson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

It's not for everyone but I liked it
Robert Bruce Scott | Dallas, Texas | 04/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's 3:30 in the morning and there's a movie on about an insomniac. As an insomniac, how could I possibly pass on watching this movie? I thought it was a great movie. It's a movie that appeals to the mind. What is real? Is the whole thing just one long hallucination by this guy who can't sleep? I mean with character names like Belladonna (last name of the police detective) and Uno Magic, how can you be sure anything this guy sees and hears isn't just a delusion? If you like weird movies, then this might really appeal to you. If you don't like unusual movies then watch something else. Oh, by the way, don't listen to the reviewer that said this movie was predictable. I can guess most movies within 5 minutes. But I didn't guess this one and the reason is that this movie is so weird/unusual that I just sat back and let it take me where it wanted. Rent it, buy it or catch it on cable but don't watch it the first time until it's 3:30 in the morning."
A New Proverb I Want To Give To You Tonight
D. R Hayes | Clermont, FL. United States | 05/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A good woman in bed with you makes for blissful sleep. I know it would with me. This is a twisted, and somewhat bizarre retelling of the 1965 classic "Mirage". Stephen Baldwin is an insomniac who walks the streets at night, and on one night he is a witness to a murder, and he goes to the police, and all of a sudden he becomes the number 1 suspect. Baldwin keeps his wits about him, or so he tries to as he's driving everyone around him crazy, and the police don't know whether he's telling the truth, or not. I found this to be a good slab of suspense as everyone is above suspicion, and who is credible, and who's not? Well unfortunately, the flashbacks, and the entering into Baldwin's psyche as he sees all the people he goes by in his walk at night tend to make this movie hard to follow at times. It's still a good film, and I find that it may not grow on you if you can't follow it the first time through. Why I was able to stay on top of this movie was around the waitress W.D. as I sensed she was the other genuine character in this movie other than the one played by Baldwin. Luckily Baldwin found that out too, and now why I give you this proverb "A Good Woman In Bed With You Makes For Good Sleep". If you check the closing credits W.D.& Baldwin are in bed together, and Baldwin finally closes his eyes, and is asleep. It's as beautiful as finding your soulmate, and getting married, and happily ever after kind thing, but as I said if you can't pick up on this it will be hard to later. There were ways of making it better, and more easier to follow."