With the advice of a Yale University Sleep Laboratory consultant, Dream Lover firmly sets itself among some rather fascinating scientific notions. Specifically, some dream doctors believe that, while 'asleep', part of the brain reacts to dreams as if they were really happening and sends signals to the muscles to take appropriate action.

With the advice of a Yale University Sleep Laboratory consultant, Dream Lover firmly sets itself among some rather fascinating scientific notions. Specifically, some dream doctors believe that, while ‘asleep’, part of the brain reacts to dreams as if they were really happening and sends signals to the muscles to take appropriate action.

Kristy McNichol is an average young lady living alone in a NY apartment. She becomes victim to an intruder (Joseph Culp) whom she stabs in the back.

Was the stabbing really necessary for self-defense or did it leap out of some subconscious fury connected to her domineering father (Paul Shenar) or unfaithful lover (Justin Deas)? Only her brain knows for sure. Limps to a conclusion with no real excitement.

Dream Lover

Production

M-G-M. Director Alan J. Pakula; Producer Alan J. Pakula, Jon Boorstin; Screenplay Jon Boorstin; Camera Sven Nykvist; Editor Trudy Ship; Music Michael Small; Art Director George Jenkins

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 104 MIN.

With

Kristy McNichol Ben Masters Paul Shenar Justin Deas John McMartin Gayle Hunnicutt
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